The much awaited Iowa caucuses is here, Americans on Monday will finally cast , this very first of its kind taking place in the 2016 presidential campaign season.
Voters will only be Iowans
Voters will only be Iowans and they are not to line up at voting booths. Voters are to gather in public meetings across the state starting at 7 p.m. CT. Caucuses generally kicks off with speeches in support of candidates before the actual voting gets starts.
Republican candidate Donald Trump addressing voters in Cedar Rapids that “this is the day we take our country back.”
Showcasing his hyper-aggressive campaign, Trump said security cautioned him that someone in the crowd might throw a tomato at him.
“If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato … knock the crap out of them,” Trump said.
Republican Ben Carson was interviewed on National Public Radio and NBC’s Today. He also lobbied for support on Twitter: “I hope that Iowans will consider caucusing for me. As President, I’ll protect our nation, revitalize our economy, and wage war on #ISIS.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has long since moved on to New Hampshire. Kasich’s plan is to thrust himself into the Republican conversation with a strong showing there. But he tweeted a plea for support in the caucuses, quoting the Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs: “Iowans: The Daily Nonpareil @nonpareilonline thinks you should caucus for @JohnKasich tonight. We do too! #Kasich4Us” http://www.whorunsgov.com/republican-groups-taking-trump-out/02086