OK... Chairs have been put away... staffers have taken down their signs... peeps high tailed it back to West DeMo... so we're gonna need a wrap up of the low down from Saturday night... It will be random... it will be crappy... but you'll still read it. Why? Because it’s awesome... not really... I'm paying you to read this... paying you in awesome.
If you want to catch all of our horrible updates from Saturday, click here... this link is your huckleberry.
SO WHO WON? I think that whole idea of who won is... well... non applicable to this (whoah that was a huge word)... I think "Who met expectations" is better… Did they? Eh… upon further review… we’ll say average. Everyone is chirping about TEB’s speech… BVP… as expected… But as an over all if there was anything… Rod Roberts prolly helped himself the most… we said it Saturday… there’s a reason this guy wins a County Straw Poll on the other side of the state.
EXPECTATIONS: They were set way to high… self inflicted by campaigns and the media peeps bought it. That’s what you’re reading today and read yesterday… yeah we’re talking TEB… and while were at it… everyone else too. You think peeps have their minds made up on the field of candidates before TEB entered in? No. That’s what raised the expectations Saturday… no one would have cared about his speech if they were indeed satisfied with the current field.
MORE BRANSTAD: OK… yeah… wasn’t the best. But in defense, this is the way he gives speeches. There are tons of peeps in that crowd… who weren’t around when he was an actual candidate back in the day… so… there’s that. Also, even if the delivery was off… I heard a great take on Branstad from a loyal reader… “He was fired up… he has ‘the voice’ when it comes to the Iowa GOP… As in, kind of like your Pops… when your Pops raises his voice… you usually listen.” Just thought that was an interesting take.
FACT CHECK: Per Christopher Rants’ speech… there were more people at the Tea Party thing than at the RPI event? Uh… from multiple sources… we heard that wasn’t true. We’re told Rants himself had a hard time finding enough peeps to talk to as HyVee Hall was pretty empty. Not to say that the event wasn’t successful or anything… just saying.
DROPPING OUT? So… we heard peeps chirping that someone might drop out that night… well, no one did. So our whole Separation Saturday hype… fizzled. But… if we go at the current rate we are now. You heard it hear first… there will be a convention to decide the nominee. Saturday provided no real runaway stuff. This thing just turned into an epic Big Ten football game… be on the lookout for smash mouth.
T-PAW – Nothing like quoting Ricky Bobby to get your visit to Iowa noticed… #goodjoboutofyou
QCI’S CHEESE BALL QUESTION BUCKET – For real… #goodjoboutofyou to peeps who stopped by and answered them. #horriblejoboutofyou to peeps who didn’t… what were ya scared of?
SHOUT OUTS – Yo… huhuhu huge wasssups to all the peeps in Bloggers Row. Art “Spell Checker” Smith… “Insane” Shane Vander Hart… “You Can Call Me Al” Al Bregar… “C-Raig” Craig Robinson and The "Cooler than you" Cool Conservative… (yeah… I like to make up and hand out nicknames… word). Had a tons of fun… and hope you all were entertained… Let’s do it again soon kids…
Anyway… this is our horrible wrap up and Monday Morning QuarterHACKery…
Are we off? Chirp away in the comments….