As this year's race towards the White House enters its crucial caucus stage, the shock of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump losing to Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa has sent many left-leaning liberals into a spasm of joy.
Yet while Cruz ran a traditional campaign far removed from Trump's strategy of media dominance, he drew a deep well of support from religious and social conservatives to secure the state.
Speaking after his victory, the Tea Party favourite quoted Ronald Reagan: "Tonight, Iowa has proclaimed to the world: Morning is coming. Morning is coming."
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