The results are in, Ted Cruz scored a victory in the Iowa caucus.
While most polls showed Trump with an edge in the Iowa caucus, traditionally, they have been wrong in calling out victors in that state.
Why is Trump the winner of the Iowa caucus? Because he spent vastly less on votes than his competitors did, and he came in second in a state he was told he could never compete in.
With 99% of Iowa precincts reporting, here’s the breakdown of dollars spent per vote for the top 3 finishers:
(Note: Dollars spent includes those of supporting Super PACs, and totals that candidates spent on their national campaigns)
Total dollars spent on campaign: $39.3 million
Iowa caucus votes: 51,649
Dollars spent per vote $761
Total dollars spent on campaign: $40 million
Iowa caucus votes: 43,132
Dollars per vote $927
Total dollars spent on campaign: $12.4 million
Iowa caucus votes: 45,416
Dollars spent per vote: $273
Trump spent roughly 75% less than his two main competitors, and yet he still came in strong second in Iowa.
Who’s the candidate that spent their money the most wisely in this election? Clearly, Donald Trump. He utilized his celebrity status, his ability to manipulate mainstream media, and his “America First” views, to get more coverage than his competitors, thus allowing him to spend less on his campaign, and still come in close second in the Iowa caucus.
With our nation $19 trillion in debt, what this country needs is a person who knows how to manage his money, and ours.
Career politicians aren’t up to the job, as we can tell from the stats above. Congratulations to both Rubio & Cruz for a game well played in the Iowa caucus. As for managing money, though, we have to go with Trump.
Trump will get America more bang for its buck, bring back jobs, take on international competitors like China, and bring down the national debt which will equal less taxes for all Americans. Less taxes equals more money we have in our pockets, and more money we have to spend on our families & our children.
Career politicians knowhow to spend our money, usually, it’s on their election campaigns.
Trump is self-funded. He doesn’t take money from special interests. Seeing his results in Iowa, and how little he spent for those results, we’re going to have to go with him as our choice for the next President of the United States.
Trump, while coming in second, won Iowa because he showed us best how to manage our money. Something “career” politicians. Washington, and many Americans need to learn.