Well now that 122,138 Iowans have settled everything (or not?), now that we have been told why winning is losing (or is it losing is winning?), and now that all the pundits have told us why they were really right (or not?), we can sit back and wait for the next round, NH in a week, then SC two days later (or not?).

In the meantime, here is an article that doesn’t pretend to know everything but points to three issues that “could affect the outcome of the election, even though they have nothing to do with the campaigns themselves.”

  • A surge in voting restrictions,
  • The rise of super PAC spending, and
  • The media’s obsession with false equivalence

Katrina Vanden Heuvel, writing in the Washington Post yesterday pointed to these three factors as being key to understanding this campaign and this election and “to seeing just how far we have to go to reclaim a democracy that is driven by the people themselves.”

Click Here to read the entire, short article.