Democratic voters in Iowa emphatically rejected the "party of the future" label that is often affixed to their party. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, the only Democratic candidate under the age of 60, received less than one percent of the vote before suspending his campaign (until Hillary Clinton is indicted).
Bernie Sanders surged into a virtual tie with Clinton; each won slightly under 50 percent. The pundits expected Hillary to win because she is inevitable. Over the past year, she managed to blow a 50-point lead. That's really embarrassing, but we're talking about one of the worst political candidates in recorded history. She's going to lose New Hampshire, but all the pundits are convinced that she'll still win the nomination and (somehow) avoid jail time.
Desperate to spin last night's abysmal results, Hillary's loyal cadre of old white dudes sprang into action. They tweet stuff on Twitter. It was kind of adorable, but also very sad.
You have chuckle a bit. Hillary gets 49% in Iowa, press says awful night! Christie and Jeb get 3%, press politely looks away.
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) February 2, 2016
You do have to chuckle a bit, Eric. It's not your fault.
— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) February 2, 2016
It's not your fault either, Brad. This tweet showed a lot of effort and compassion. That's impressive.