So what did we learn from the Iowa caucuses?

Feb 2, 2016, 5:44 PM
A worker walks off the stage as he takes the flag after Republican presidential candidate, business...

A worker walks off the stage as he takes the flag after Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump spoke at his caucus night rally, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are off and running!

The Iowa caucuses have come and gone. So what did we learn?

First, the Democrats played the weirdest game of Red Rover I have ever seen.

In case you missed it, here’s how it works: Each participant in the caucus that has decided who they are voting for segregates themselves to their respective portion of the room. The undecided participants then sit somewhere between them and are lured to one side or the other by the candidate’s supporters.

It is very entertaining theater for us political junkies and shows us just how sheep-like we are as voters.

The Republicans play it pretty straight. Voters show up to polls and vote. No childish games here.

I know, boring, right?

No! This is exciting. We will most likely see six to eight candidates drop out soon. We might have a normal three-way race within a week! I thought we would NEVER sift through that mess.

Here is my biggest takeaway, aside from Hillary Clinton screaming her eyeballs out about free stuff for everyone!

The Democrat’s caucus system equates to nothing more than voter intimidation and public shaming. There is a reason why we have voting booths: So our votes are between us and God!

So many Americans are screaming for an overhaul of our electoral system. Here’s an idea: Start with keeping the game of Red Rover where it belongs — on the elementary school playground.

We can then take on shenanigans like gerrymandering when, well, we can find at least 100 voters who know what gerrymandering actually is. Ha!

Next, it’s off to New Hampshire.

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So what did we learn from the Iowa caucuses?