I don’t generally have much time for scene-setter pieces — not a criticism exactly, just not a form that I have much use for. But this piece from Iowa by Lisa Lerer does manage to capture a sense of foreboding that is very much part of this election cycle. And it fits particularly for Iowa Republicans, the particular flavor of darkness and pessimism. Iowa is a very old state and obviously a very rural one. But what’s interesting in this piece is that there are very few voices that are just straight up for Trump, despite the fact that Trump is completely dominating the race. That’s key.
|February 28, 2024 9:56 a.m.
Here’s a good HuffPost piece from TPM alum Igor Bobic. They went to what we might call “IVF Sad” Republicans…
|February 27, 2024 11:39 p.m.
This doesn’t significantly change the picture from what I noted before. But something I at least hadn’t figured on is…
|February 27, 2024 11:02 p.m.
The actual vote totals and percentages are coming into focus. So there’s a lot of pivoting to what they mean….
|February 27, 2024 8:37 p.m.
8:37 p.m.: We’re still seeing just the first results out of Michigan. Too early to draw any real conclusions. But…