Donald Trump is making big plans for the 2024 Iowa caucuses! The former president, who’s still as feisty and full of energy as ever at 77, has a special strategy to rally the troops and secure a YUGE victory before the other Republican contenders even know what hit ’em.
So, what’s the secret sauce, you ask? Well, it’s called the “10 for Trump” plan. This slick move involves Trump’s trusty sidekicks – aka “caucus captains” – reaching out to 10 brand-spankin’ new caucusgoers each before the big day on Jan. 15. And get this, sometimes the man himself, Donald J. Trump, picks up the phone to sweet talk these newbies into throwing their support behind him. Talk about the art of the deal, amirite?
— New York Post (@nypost) December 18, 2023
And it’s no wonder the Trump train is chuggin’ full steam ahead in Iowa. According to the RealClearPolitics average, Trump is leaving his closest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, in the dust by a whopping 32 percentage points. I mean, that’s the kind of lead that can really make your hair stand on end!
To put this all into perspective, no Republican bigwig has blown away the competition in Iowa by more than 12 percentage points since the days of disco and shoulder pads. That’s right, back in 1988, Bob Dole only managed to beat Pat Robertson by a measly 12 ticks. But Trump? He’s gunnin’ for a knockout blow!
Now, let’s not forget about DeSantis and Nikki Haley. DeSantis has been burning the midnight oil in Iowa, hoppin’ around all 99 counties and shuffling a bunch of his peeps from Florida to the Midwest. Haley, on the other hand, is talking a big game about just needing to put on a good show. She’s creeping up on Trump in New Hampshire, though, so she ain’t throwin’ in the towel just yet.
And you know Trump had to chime in on the action too! After a round of golf on Monday, he told the press that a landslide win in Iowa would be like a giant gold star on his leadership report card. It’s all about flexing that strength and demandin’ respect, you see. Plus, he threw in some talk about unity and success before the whole COVID mess came and crashed the party. Classic Trump, always givin’ ’em the ol’ razzle-dazzle!