It was November of 2015, and Dr. Ben Carson was surging in the polls, especially in the key state of Iowa where the first true test of voters will be held on Monday evening.
Bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump, the current GOP frontrunner, was feeling the heat from Carson, so much so that he began to personally attack and smear the esteemed pediatric neurosurgeon — that Carson had a “pathological disease” that is comparable to a “child molester.”
But it wasn’t just Ben Carson who was the target of Trump’s petulant, Saul Alinsky-like ridicule. An enraged and unhinged Trump, unable to accept that voters may prefer someone other than him, threw the entire state of Iowa and its people under the bus, while simultaneously asking for their vote.
It was “vote-shaming” taken to an entirely new level.
“How stupid are the people of Iowa?” Trump asked the audience of Iowa voters at a campaign stop at Iowa Central Community College on November 13. “How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?” the real estate mogul asked.
Most polls are showing Trump with a lead of between one and seven percentage points over constitutional conservative Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucus. It will be interesting to see how he reacts if Cruz pulls out a victory.
Iowa polls have been notoriously poor predictors of final election results in the Iowa caucus.