The 2016 Democratic Iowa caucus took place tonight. The caucus is the first major political event that indicates what may lie ahead for the candidates.
Clinton started off with a sizable 6% lead. Over the course of the night Clinton watched the lead drift away as Sanders closed in. At the time of the speeches they were in what’s being called a virtual tie with Clinton being 0.2% ahead with a one delegate lead.
This came about as quite a victory for the Sanders campaign which has seen a disproportionate lack of media coverage. The New York Times officially endorsed Hillary Clinton just days before caucus, only to have it’s top commenters fighting back saying, “Bernie Sanders, a no-super pac, individually funded candidate smacked down Clinton in Iowa. They are at this moment 3 votes apart. All Clinton’s millions from Wall Street, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Ag (Monsanto) and the oligarchs couldn’t get a decisive win in lil’ ol’ Iowa.”
"IS THAT STARMAN?
IS HE WALKING AWAY FROM HIS SPEECH TO STARMAN?
IT IS, IT IS STARMAN!
Maybe this Sanders fellow is alright"
-Me 2 secs ago
— Mack Lamoureux (@MackLamoureux) February 2, 2016
In the latest article the Times says that results were “deeply unnerving to Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, as well as her advisers,
Underdog Sanders went on in his speech to say, “We do not represent the interest of the billionaire class, wall street or corporate America, we don’t want their money.”
After pointing out that his campaign was funded by donations that averaged $27, he added to a standing ovation that the American people are “saying no to a rigged economy”
However, in the real win for the night, Sanders edges Clinton out as she plays Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” during her closing speech and Sanders ends with “Starman” by David Bowie as the crowd burst into cheers.
See below around the 16:30 mark.