Quick Takes

* My favorite anecdote from last nights Iowa caucuses comes from Markos Moulitsas.

I had an ABC live stream on my computer, and they were interviewing a really excited white male college student at Trump HQ. He kept saying how excited he was, how this was his “first political event,” and how he’d gotten to the Trump victory party as early as possible, beating the crowd. But wait, how did he beat the crowd? Well, you see, the PARTY was his FIRST political event. He hadn’t bothered to caucus. And that’s why you have a ground game. That’s why celebrity status and a Twitter account can only take you so far.

* But then, how about this one?

According to ad-buy data collected by Morning Consult, Bush and his super PAC, Right to Rise, have spent about $14.1 million on ads in Iowa. That’s more money than any other presidential candidate has spent in the state. And ultimately, the return on investment for Bush was dismal.

Since he received just 2.8 percent of the vote in Iowa Monday night — and walked away with just one delegate — Bush ended up spending about $2,800 per vote.

Emphasis is mine – LOL.

* I guess I’m in the mood for finding the humor in things today, because here’s another little item that caught my eye.

The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on overturning President Obama’s veto of legislation to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. The vote, appropriately scheduled for Groundhog Day, is expected to fail, leaving conservatives to gear up for a final year of budget fights with the president.

Once again, emphasis is mine – LOL.

* Finally, Kevin Drum noticed an interesting poll of millennials that tends to challenge some of the conventional wisdom that is developing about them. You should go take a look.

Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly.