In two hours, we should start getting some results from the Iowa Caucus. For me, this is the most exciting part of any campaign. This is when anything is still possible and you know that you’ll soon find out if all of your efforts made any difference or if you gave up your holidays in vain.
Soon, we’ll know which campaign was able to get their supports to show up and who did the best job of reaching out to the undecideds. Iowa can be unpredictable and just because you do well in the initial caucus doesn’t mean that you’ll pick up the delegates you need to stay alive in the race. But a good showing here can make a minor candidate (like Amy Klobuchar, for instance) a major one. It can also provide the final nail in the coffin of a once-strong campaign that’s been treading water for the past few weeks.
Soon, we’ll have the results.
It’ll all be downhill from there.