Friday 9 December 2016

There is a revolution taking place at the heart of US politics

Tim Stanley

Published 03/02/2016 | 02:30

Bernie Sanders poses for a selfie with a supporter during his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa
Bernie Sanders poses for a selfie with a supporter during his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa

Do not think that just because the high-profile rebels didn't win that Iowa wasn't the scene of a rebellion. On Monday night, tectonic plates shifted in American politics: quietly, subtly. But the ground still moved.

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On the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton was taken to a "virtual tie" by a 74-year-old socialist. On the Republican side, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz - two halves of the same anti-establishment revolt - polled over 50pc in a Republican caucus with a historic turnout.

And even Marco Rubio, whose name will dominate media coverage in the days to come, represents a rebellion of his own. The squares are fighting back against the whacko-birds.

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