I am in Des Moines today. I've partnered with Comrade Matt Forney who has been in town for a week covering the Caucus events.
Matt and I, and roughly 2000 others, saw Trump today in the West part of the state - Counsel Bluffs. He shared the stage with Jerry Falwell Jr. in a relaxed, seated conversation.
Trump distributed $100k to the veteran's organization, Partners for Patriots.
The topics were the same: Strong defense is key. Cruz is losing steam The others are "dropping like flies." Hillary is easy to beat - but will she be around?
Then Trump brought out his wife (below), and later his daughter and her husband, and Falwell's family too.
Matt Forney is currently supporting Trump, but don't let that deter you from reading his work. He (and I) were the most subdued at today's Trump rally.
Comrade Matt has been attending these events for the past week, and has published quite a few articles about what he has seen. Matt brings a refreshing, albeit sometimes harsh, eye to the candidates and their supporters. He considers himself part of the "alt-right," the disenfranchised Republicans leading the anti-establishment movement today. I've come to find his perspective spot-on. Consider reading some of his work:
Jan 23 - Ben Carson and the Death of Right-Wing TokenismYou'll find more at Matt's Blog.
Jan 24 - Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and the Soft Bigotry of Political Correctness
Jan 25 - The Rise and Fall of Hillary Clinton
Jan 26 - If You’re Feeling the Bern, There’s a Cream for That
Jan 27 - Carly Fiorina Wants to Sit on Your Caucus
Jan 27 - Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Is The Biggest Political Uprising In Decades
Jan 29 - The Rand Paul Devolution
Jan 29 - Ted Cruz’s Heart May Go on, but His Campaign Won’t
Jan 29 - Why Donald Trump’s Veterans’ Rally In Des Moines Was A Resounding Success
Jan 31 - How Jeb Bush Destroyed The Bush Dynasty And Tanked His Own Campaign
Jan 31 - The Luck of Governor O’Malley
UPDATED 2.1.16 9:30am:
Comrade Matt posted a video of us discussing the Trump event in Counsel Bluffs.