Here’s the talking points that are being distributed to mainstream media right now. First, they’ll try to convince us that Marco Rubio really won even though he came in third where he was projected. Second, they won’t discuss Ted Cruz over-performing while reporting that Rubio over-performed; as challenging as that sounds, they’ll figure out a way to pull it off. Third, they’ll attack Donald Trump a little bit, but they won’t say very much about this incredibly disheartening loss for a campaign that has been touting the power of the polls for so long.
Initially, I intended to wait until after the results of the Iowa caucus before writing this, but that doesn’t really match the tone. When you read this, you’ve probably already seen the results which is why the pre-caucus perspective is important when it comes to faith in the system and our leaders.