Fox News is still pushing Little Marco even though Little Marco after SuperTuesday needs two thirds of the upcoming delegates to have a chance to win. Tonight we will see how many votes/delegates Little Marco gets. Tonight we will see how much influence Uncle Mitt has with GOP voters.
We’ll see tonight how many votes/delegates Lyin’ Ted gets now that the evangelical vote will not be as large as it was in South Carolina and SuperTuesday states which states Lyin’ Ted still lost. Governor Kasich presumably will get some votes/delegates tonight too but like Lyin’ Ted and Little Marco a vote for any of these is a vote for the GOP establishment to broker the GOP convention and impose their nominee on the GOP rank and file once again.
For the GOP tonight is about two things: (1) Donald J. Trump or a brokered convention; (2) March 15 when Florida, Ohio, and other big states vote in a winner take all final battle.
For Hillary2016 and Bernie Sanders tonight is another day on the road. Bernie Sanders won several victories on SuperTuesday which was the day Sanders was supposed to be wiped out. Sanders victories today will mean long war skirmishes until the DNC convention.
This is the AP’s take on today’s elections:
Five more states were taking their turns Saturday in the 2016 presidential race with caucuses and primaries largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday and potentially make-or-break contests soon to come. [snip]
Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich were competing in Maine, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in Nebraska, Kansas and Louisiana. [snip]
With the GOP race in chaos, establishment figures frantically are looking for any way to stop Trump, perhaps at a contested convention if none of the candidates can roll up the 1,237 delegates needed to snag the nomination.
“The Republicans are eating their own. They’ve got to be very careful,” Trump said in Wichita. “We have to bring things together.”
A Trump backer had a stern warning for those trying to block the Trump juggernaut: “If the big, fat GOP don’t like him, they don’t like me,” said 65-year-old Connie Belton, a retired homemaker from Wichita.
Connie Belton is representative of the grass roots sentiment in the Trump versus GOP establishment showdown. Britain’s left win publication,The Guardian, wrote up some other Trump supporters who do so in secret:
‘Not even my wife knows’: secret Donald Trump voters speak out
We asked Guardian readers who are voting for Trump why they support him. From firm conservatives to fed-up liberals, their answers were revealing
The Hispanic attorney (29, Florida)
‘He has demonstrated that he is, at heart, a caring person’ [snip]
The scientist who likes both Bernie and Donald (48, California)
‘I’m very concerned about radical Muslims’ [snip]
The Occupy protester turned Trump supporter (24, New York)
‘His candidacy is ripping the soul of America apart – we deserve it’ [snip]
The casino supervisor (56, Oklahoma)
‘We are completely tired of government’ [snip]
The yoga teacher (29, Tennessee)
‘Don’t publish my name. It would ruin my progressive image’ [snip]
The retired biomedical engineer (56, Hawaii)
‘It’s too late for a cure’ [snip]
The gay Arab Muslim student (20, Missouri)
‘My parents are horrified’ [snip]
The anti-PC college professor (50, California)
‘I’m angry at forced diversity’ [snip]
The evangelical pastor (51, Tennessee)
‘I’m not electing someone to fight for my soul’ [snip]
The white male early retiree (62, Delaware)
‘Trump is a wake up call’ [snip]
The manager (52, South Carolina)
‘People would realize democracy is messy’ [snip]
The Indian-American attorney who is part of the 1% (50, Illinois)
‘It’s a very economics-driven decision’ [snip]
The GOP establishment and the entire political establishment should read those stories from the leftist Guardian that hates Trump in order to understand what is happening. Instead they will sneer at Trump voters.
They will sneer and that is why Trump wins:
Trump, the brash New York billionaire who has opened a substantial lead in delegates over presidential rivals, hopes to rack up more wins in Republican contests in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine.
Polling has been scarce in all four states, which together account for just 155 delegates, and the contests are open only to registered Republicans. The exclusion of the independent voters who have helped Trump’s surge adds an air of uncertainty to the latest round of state-by-state contests to pick nominees for the Nov. 8 election to succeed President Barack Obama. [snip]
The anti-Trump forces have a short window to stop the caustic businessman, who has accumulated 319 of the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination at July’s Republican national convention, outpacing Cruz, who has 226 delegates.
On March 15, the delegate-rich states of Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri and North Carolina will vote. Both Florida and Ohio use a winner-take-all method to allocate Republican delegates, making the stakes in those two states particularly high. If Trump takes Florida and Ohio he would be nearly impossible to stop. There are a total of 358 delegates at stake in the five states voting March 15, including 99 in Florida and 66 in Ohio.
On the Democratic side, voters in Louisiana, Kansas and Nebraska were weighing in on Saturday on the race between Clinton, the former secretary of state, and Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont.
Trump and Hillary will likely win in Louisiana. In the other states, the caucuses, anything can happen and will. If Sanders wins he will continue to fight as he racks up victories. If Rubio and/or Cruz win they will be cheered up but not much else. The latest polls in the March 15 states that matter as well as today’s “prelude states” indicate a Trump win, win, win.
Trump has lots to smile about and lots of wins to contemplate. Little Marco is struggling in his must win state of Florida much as Little Marco sees the water climb above his nose in the delegate fight. To add gallons of troubles to Little Marco’s underwater campaign, Lyin’ Ted will compete in Florida and this past week Cruz opened ten campaign offices throughout Florida. Trump wins if he faces a divided field that hopes to wrest the primary process from voters to the party power brokers. Cruz in Florida divides the field and makes Trump even more so the eventual winner.
Today is a prelude to the big Florida and Ohio vote on the Ides of March. On March 15 what was obvious after South Carolina will become undeniable even to the GOP establishment: Trump is the GOP nominee.
Trump is the GOP nominee and will destroy the GOP establishment then the entire political establishment. Following the Guardian reportage, today the New York Times features Trump voters and why Trump wins:
Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump
From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump.
“There’s nothing short of Trump shooting my daughter in the street and my grandchildren — there is nothing and nobody that’s going to dissuade me from voting for Trump,” Ms. Butler said.
A fellow Louisiana Republican, Mindy Nettles, 33, accused the party of “using Romney as a puppet” to protect itself from Mr. Trump because its leaders could not control him. “He has a mind of his own,” she said. “He can think.”
The furious campaign now underway to stop Mr. Trump and the equally forceful rebellion against it captured the essence of the party’s breakdown over the past several weeks: Its most prominent guardians, misunderstanding their own voters, antagonize them as they try to reason with them, driving them even more energetically to Mr. Trump’s side. [snip]
As polls showed Mr. Trump likely to capture the Louisiana primary on Saturday, the biggest prize among states holding contests this weekend, the party establishment in Washington seemed seized by anxiety and despair. [snip]
“I want to see Trump go up there and do damage to the Republican Party,” said Jeff Walls, 53, of Flowood, Miss. [snip]
Kathy, from Sun City, Ariz., told Mr. Limbaugh she was “absolutely livid by the Romney speech. He’s condescending,” she said, adding that he sounded like a “Democrat the whole time.” Steve from Temecula, Calif., said he had a message for Mr. Romney: “The Republican electorate is not a bunch of completely ignorant fools.”
“We know who Donald Trump is,” he added, “and we’re going to use Donald Trump to either take over the G.O.P. or blow it up.”
Remember when we explained Donald Trump, back when most sneered and scoffed at Trump, as the voters fighting the snakes? We wrote:
We explain in simple English the Donald Trump mystique:
WHEN YOU ARE IN A SNAKE PIT YOU DON’T CARE WHO HANDS YOU A STICK.
We’ve been warning about this for the longest time. In recent elections in so-called “democratic” countries – the voters are being ignored. In election after election, voters vote for an establishment political party – then once in power the political party they voted for stabs them in the back. Witness the 2014 elections in the United States in which the Republican Party won elections based on opposition to Barack Obama then once in cozy offices they pull out all the stops to assist Barack Obama to pass ObamaTrade. This happens over and over and over.
Eventually voters catch on and they decide to vote for the biggest motherf*cker around who will do what they want. The voters find themselves in a snake pit, surrounded by vipers, and they reach up to grab whatever stick is handed to them.
It was a stick of dynamite. Trump will blow up the corruption of the present day Republican Party then the rest of the establishment corruption will come crashing down. It’s a full fledged revolt.
Today is a good prelude of good things to come.