Absent Trump, Iowa Embraces Normalcy
Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride is an alternate scenario
Starting in 2015, Donald Trump changed the scale of Republican primary politics. In Iowa, the first-voting state, Trump drew crowds that were not just bigger than anyone had seen before, but they also attracted lots of people who had never participated in the caucuses process. As Trump progressed, things got even bigger.
It was an enor…