(TargetLiberty.org) – In the runup to the Iowa Caucuses, which, of course, became the debacle we’ve all read about, most of the national polls had former Obama Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) battling for the lead. And, as Hillary Clinton can attest, these surveys are always spot on.
Except when they’re not. The previous mayor of South Bend, IN, Pete Buttigieg, was scoring in the single digits. Suddenly, he’s at the front with Sanders, and Biden has faded fast as the candidates gear up for debate and the next primary in New Hampshire. Tactics are sure to change, now.
In fact, Biden has already tapped Anita Dunn, a long-time Obama worker, to be a senior driver of the whole campaign.
NEWS: Anita Dunn elevated to leadership role in @JoeBiden camp, per internal email.
A longtime Biden adviser, Dunn had focused on comms strategy.
But the VP knows he needs to make changes – and there may be more
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 7, 2020
Former Republican New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who switched parties to take on President Trump, is the big wildcard in the picture. He has yet to take the debate stage, and he isn’t really campaigning in early primary states. What he is doing is dropping a great deal of money on television advertisements. This includes an estimated $11 million for a single 60-second ad during Super Bowl LIV.
As is so often the case, what “everybody knew” would happen failed to materialize. The Iowa results changed the primary season landscape. The question becomes, is it now a Buttigieg masterpiece or an Etch-A-Sketch drawing that will disappear with a couple of shakes?
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