Monday, February 3, 2020

Iowa Spotlight: Voters Play 'Musical Chairs' to Find Trump's Replacement Today

                                      Good Day World!

Americans in Iowa are gathering together to promote their favorite Democratic candidate for president today.

The caucuses are like playing the game called "musical chairs." In it, everyone walks around a group of chairs (music playing) that is short one chair for the whole group. When the music stops, everyone tries to sit in an open chair. The person standing is eliminated.

In Iowa people are forming in lines supporting their pick, then reforming again, and finally reforming for a third time and the final choice.

This arcane approach to selecting party nominees dates back to Boston in the early part of the 18th century. The word caucus was derived from a political club (Caucus Club) that hosted public discussions and the election of candidates for public office.

If you wonder why Iowa is the first in the nation to hold a caucus here's the history behind it

It'll be noteworthy to see if Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders comes in first.

Will Buttigieg surprise everyone? 

What About Warren or Yang?

Today is just the first step on the road to selecting a Democrat for president.

I'm still undecided. What about you?   

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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