These Iowa Caucus Tweets Will Make Your Night, No Matter Who Wins
The night politicos have all been waiting for is finally upon us. The Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night are said to be the most important primary event for both Democratic and Republican candidates. As any political junkie knows, however, the best part of watching any election is collecting tweets about its coverage. This year's Iowa caucus tweets about the candidates, the voting, and CNN did not disappoint. Even a few of the candidates themselves got in on the Twitter action.
Sure, there are lot of reporters and analysts on Twitter who can ably provide plenty of serious commentary about the results of the caucuses and explain what's going on. Because, if you honestly know every nitty gritty detail about how this crazy electoral system works, you get three gold stars. But in between brushing up on what's going on in the college towns or how Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is stacking up agains Hillary Clinton, you're probably going to need a little humor.
Let's just be honest: Cable news coverage of events like the caucuses is out of control. It's a big night. But since there's a lot of waiting and speculation, the networks pull out all the stops. This is what Twitter was made for — political and media geeks just, well, geeking out with each other.
Some Called Out The Network's Enthusiasm
Actual question...how do all the @cnn reporters keep "bumping into" candidates in Iowa? Just really small hallways, or...?— Alison Palmintere (@alisonpalm) February 1, 2016
It looks like Iowans in line to caucus hate the CNN reporters more than the rest of us hate the fact we have to care about Iowa #IowaTODAY— Sean Doran (@FOCO_Sean) February 2, 2016
The opening to the CNN coverage of Iowa would seem to imply that the whole thing explodes! on a submarine! during an alien attack!— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) February 2, 2016
Others Just Are Not Sure How They Feel
There's no hockey or football. But Iowa is caucusing so at least there's one sport where brain damage will be on display.— JordanHeath-Rawlings (@TheGameSheet) February 2, 2016
CNN reporter said someone at Iowa Caucus brought snickers to lure people to her group. To help pick the next president. I hate this country.— Rob Goldberg (@TheRobGoldberg) February 2, 2016
And Lots Of Pronunciation Jokes
iowa cockus?? what's that..? a bunch of roosters or something ?— z (@madamsnake) February 1, 2016
Let's just call it The Iowa Cocks and be done with it.— David Lawson (@dtlawson) February 1, 2016
And Then This, Of Course
So nice to get an endorsement from the founder and owner of Pizza Ranch in Iowa! A great guy and great places! #CaucusForTrump— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2016
An exhilarating night, to be sure.