Do you hear that?
That is the sound of normal.
No more robo-calls, town hall meetings, multiple mailings, and endless political commercials.
The 2016 Iowa Caucuses are over.
The political season started in the spring and went into overdrive last weekend.
For months we’ve listened to candidates in cafes, courthouse lobbies, parks, college campuses, and private homes.
We shook their hands, asked hard questions, and weighed their responses.
We read, discussed, contemplated and ultimately decided.
And last night the entire world watched as we gathered in schools, and legion halls, and community centers across the state to make our choices.
We sat with our friends and neighbors, recited the pledge and cast our ballets on little pieces of paper.
Proud to be Americans.
Proud to be Iowans.
And today it’s over.
The craziest caucus season I can remember is one for the history books.
We’re back to seed, fertilizer, and pick-up truck commercials.
The phone is silent except for friends and neighbors.
And my Facebook feed is more weather, recipes and cute babies than political conversation.
And normal feels good.
Have fun New Hampshire! The circus is on it’s way!