Mayor Mike Bloomberg Wins Iowa Democrat Caucuses [OPINION]
Mike Bloomberg opted not to participate in the Iowa caucuses this year, and he is better off for it. The Democratic Party failed in front of the world.
As I write this, it is almost 1 a.m. Eastern and there are no results from the Iowa Democratic Party caucuses. All of the candidates who spent their precious time and money in Iowa have been robbed by their own party.
The Iowa Democrats haven't released any results yet, but they have declared there was no tampering, hacking, or interference in the caucuses. That is good news. By the way, there wasn't a single vote changed in the 2016 election, either.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg smartly pulled a Bill Clinton move from 1992 and declared himself the victor, sort of, and that soundbite may play big on the morning newscasts.
Will Bernie and Warren and the others allow Mayor Pete to win the media cycle?
The Democrats who participated in Iowa could all be plunged into a nasty conflict over the results and what those results mean for the upcoming primary contests.
Above it all sits Michael Bloomberg.
He will be talking about the issues that matter as the media and his competitors spend hours and hours debating what happened in Iowa. The voters in the other contests are now more important than the results of Iowa and they aren't concerned about Iowa. They want to hear about issues that matter to them, not about who won an election that is now tainted.
All of the money and candidate time spent in Iowa was about doing well enough to catapult candidates into the next contests and possibly eliminate a few of the candidates. The money and time are gone. All of the candidates are linked to a disaster. It isn't their fault, but that is the way it goes. They will spend time answering questions about Iowa that they would rather use to talk about issues like health care, trade, taxes, etc.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg gets to continue talking about the issues that matter to Democrats and the swing voters who will decide the next person to sit in the White House.
Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.