Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz position themselves to be the Iowa surprises with 55 percent of GOP precincts reporting

Twitter loses its mind as a GOP upset appears increasingly possible

By Scott Eric Kaufman
February 2, 2016 7:50AM (UTC)
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It's 10 p.m. and CNN, MSNBC, and TPM are calling it for Ted Cruz with 88 percent of the precincts reporting.

Iowa Representative Steve King weighed in early:

Some aren't surprised by Cruz's success:

Everyone's worried about Marco Rubio's success:

Things are not looking good for Jeb Bush, who isn't even in Iowa tonight, choosing instead to spend the evening figuring out how to lose New Hampshire:

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Still, Rand Paul seems to be conceding already:

Some hilariously inflated expectations are being popped:

But at least some people have their priorities straight:

And for the record, here's tomorrow's news today:


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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