The results are in from the Iowa caucus and its not pretty. With the MN 6th district paying her federal employee salary for campaigning almost non-stop for the Republican presidential nomination , mostly in Iowa, MB has garnered only 5% of the caucus votes. A result so dismal that she has “suspended ” her run for the nomination.
After the results were known, reflecting the predictions of various polls, MB vowed to carry on. In a rambling address to devoted followers she continued her rant(s) that were responsible for her failure to follow up her straw poll victory last August with a embarrassing showing in such a conservative and evangelical state. However this promise was hollow, as many of her words are, and she dropped out of the race the next day. At least Rick Perry had the decency to tell supporters he had to think over his situation
Ironically starting in the town of Waterloo, at least a name sake of where Napoleon met his defeat, her run for the Republican presidential nomination started on a high note winning the Ames Straw Poll in August . From there it was pretty much down hill. This defeat has shown that the sweeping rhetoric she incorporates on the stump has no substance. She makes no substantive proposals that would ever have a chance of being incorporated into law. We must remember her job is to help make law. She is a law maker and elected to do so.
Using fear mongering of such things as illegal immigrants, foreign powers, socialist agendas, abortion and “Big Government”, Muslims including Kieth Ellison a member of the US House of Representatives , among others has been her stock in trade. Her claims of having a titanium spine became comic as time wore on.
Garnering only 5% of the vote will not stop her from continuing her rants and attempts at being in the spotlight, her real goal. She claims to be an evangelist( but she is not spreading the good word from what she says) with a following that will continue to send her money for her “work” against the perceived threats previously mentioned. She is a true charismatic and even if her believers are only 1% of the Republicans, throw in a few non affiliated voters and she will still be a celeb.