Update: It’s over for Trump again. Trump wins Mississippi. Hillary wins Mississippi. Trump wins despite this bit of information from an hour ago:
Study: 76 percent of attack ads target Trump
A coalition of conservatives committed to stopping Trump blanketed the nation with 7,000 TV ads over the last week directly attacking him, according to figures published Tuesday by the Center of Public Integrity (CPI).
About 40 percent of the anti-Trump ads were concentrated in Florida, a March 15 winner-take-all state where Trump currently leads in the polls.
The Conservative Solutions PAC, which supports Rubio for president, was responsible for two-thirds of the attack ads against Trump over the last week, according to the study.
Also lending a hand was another outside group called Our Principles PAC, manned by a group of former Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush aides. It launched in January with the explicit purpose of taking down Trump. [snip]
Several other groups, including a super-PAC aligned with the fiscally conservative group Club for Growth, as well as ’s campaign and well-funded pro-Cruz super-PAC, are also pitching in.
Once more! This time, unlike the many times before, let’s hear it with feeling “It’s over for Trump!”
Roll out the Hitler comparisons, sluice out the broken down polls, get Neil Bush to endorse “anti-establishment” Ted Cruz in alliance with the Mitt Romney shills for Ted Cruz help, slap together some hallucinations about a brokered convention, ignore the reality of the primary calendar, assault the electorate with a phalanx of attack ads, sign on the low wage pro-importation of workers high tech titans of Silicon Valley to donate money for more attack ads, increase the Big Media sludge attacks, unite the entire establishment not just the GOP establishment to attack, and continue to dream that “it’s over for Trump”. But the problem is reality.
It’s another election day and it is still boring because not much has changed at all despite all the noise about things changing. The problem the anti-Trump campaigners have is that their attacks come to late. If Trump wins Florida and/or Ohio he is the nominee no matter what they do. As the calendar changes to winner take all next week the guy that is ahead by even a little, wins big.
Today, at ET 8:00 Mississippi polls close. At 9:00 Michigan, at 11:00 Idaho, at 1:00 in the morning Hawaii. It’s still all about March 15 and tonight is just a prelude.
The exit polls are in and we can examine them after the vote to make sense of what the voters did. Before the votes are in, here is the state of play for the GOP: Reuters tracking poll has Trump at 40% with Cruz the second at 23%. Big Media only notes the NBC(!) poll that shows Trump leading in only single digits. Supposed “anti-establishment” Ted Cruz has hired the criminal Neil Bush of the Silverado scandal and assorted other criminal enterprises to join his “anti-establishment” campaign.
Neil Bush has a lot of anti-Trump company:
Our Principles PAC, backed by Nebraska’s billionaire Ricketts family, has poured millions into trashing Trump. American Future Fund is dumping $1.75 million in Florida this week; Club for Growth $1.5 million.
Hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer is backing the Conservative Solutions PAC, which has dumped millions into anti-Trump ads and plans to spend more than $7 million between March 1 and 15, with $4 million of that going into Florida. The super PAC pile-on is unprecedented.
How well Trump fares in Michigan and Mississippi, measured against how well he was doing in polls last week, will reveal just how successful super PAC savagery has been in changing hearts and minds.
Can millionaires and billionaires who back open borders, mass immigration, globalization and the disappearance of nation states into transnational collectives overwhelm with their millions spent in ads the patriotic movements that arose this year to the wonderment of America and the world?
Ted Cruz is a tool. The game is still take down Trump. After Trump is removed then the low wage/illegal immigration amnesty candidate will be imposed on the electorate. Ted Cruz is a tool to take down Trump. Previous tools include Lindsey Graham, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, etc. The next tool after Cruz collapses, will be John Kasich. Tools and fools against Trump. As we wrote long ago: It’s a Fix! and there’s nothing dumber than a Cruz supporter.
Oh, and Trump is still ahead of Rubio in Florida by 20.
Oh, and Hillary v. Sanders is still on today.
We’ll laugh at it all.