With Donald Trump's Iowa landslide, evangelicals reveal who they real...

Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media to portray the Republican Iowa caucus as a real competition between Donald Trump, former Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, the result was exactly what anyone reading the polls expected: A massive win for Trump. It usually takes at least an hour to call the Iowa caucus, but the state was called by the Associated Press in fewer than 40 minutes after the caucuses began. Despite all the hype about Haley’s last-minute gains, or the possibility that the weather might tilt the outcome (Monday’s was the coldest caucus ever), the result was what all statistical odds showed: Trump walked away with it. 

Much of the “maybe someone else will win” hype was driven by capitalism, of course. As with sports, the uncertainty of outcome drives cable news ratings and news site clicks, creating financial pressure on journalists to sell the Iowa caucus as a…

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