Update: Trump wins in Northern Mariana Islands. Trump wins Florida. Little Marco suspends campaign citing God’s will. Our response Tweet: God didn’t make little green apples nor a @marcorubio victory.
At this hour (8:44 p.m. ET) all polls are closed. Trump schlongs everywhere except Ohio, thus far. GOP establishment headed to mental health facilities in Gotham.
Donald J. Trump has already won today. Hillary Clinton has already lost. Is that our prediction for today’s results? No. Those are simple facts.
Consider the battlefield for both The Donald and for Hillary today and you will see why Trump has already won and Hillary already lost.
Donald Trump might win every state that votes today. Hillary Clinton might win every state that votes today. But whatever the results of today, Donald Trump has already won and Hillary Clinton has already lost. We explain:
In one state that votes today with 66 delegates at stake, Ohio, Donald Trump is up against a very popular governor of his own party. In the last poll of Ohio to measure Kasich’s standing, John Kasich’s approval rating overall was 61% and among Republicans Kasich was at 84% popularity. Kasich won reelection with a 30 point margin and won every county but two. As governor, John Kasich has his formidable political organization, government functionaries, largesse to distribute, a great deal of expertise in how to win elections, a long time connection to the voters, a record of accomplishment the voters generally approve of, national party support, Mitt Romney to campaign with, a complete understanding of every precinct in Ohio and the voters of every district, Big Media support, and just about every advantage a person running for office might want. Yet John Kasich’s campaign operation is reduced to theft and destruction of Donald Trump lawn signs, and we mean the big lawn signs that are drilled into the ground, because few want a Kasich sign on their property.
Think about all that. Donald Trump is tied, possibly ahead or slightly behind in Ohio, against a very popular (84%) governor in the party which holds a primary today. Trump won in southern Michigan counties which border Ohio as well as Kentucky coal county areas near Ohio so Trump might pull a win. Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk and she still might lose in Ohio today.
In Florida, Donald Trump is up against a Florida Senator that once was at Sir Lancelot level popularity and everyone thought would one day be president. Trump first defeated the brother and son of two presidents who was also the former governor of Florida and now in poll after poll Donald J. Trump is poised to win winner take all Florida’s 99 delegates. Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton will likely win Florida too – but Hillary is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk.
In North Carolina with 72 delegates, Donald Trump will likely win. Even though Trump is campaigning in every state while his opponents pick and choose a single or a few states to campaign in, Trump campaigns everywhere. Trump will likely win North Carolina as the billionaire from New York City has won just about every southern state that has voted thus far. Think about that. Trump won South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama, etc. and he is from New York City! Tens of millions of dollars in attacks against Trump, attacks from every corner of the establishment bars and drug dens, and still Trump is ahead just about everywhere. Hillary Clinton will win in North Carolina too but Hillary is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk.
In Illinois, with 69 delegates at stake, Donald Trump will likely win. Trump in Illinois is up against the serpentine Ted Cruz who sides with Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Big Media, and the GOP establishment’s desires for a brokered convention. Donald Trump campaigns in every state but Ted Cruz has abandoned the Ohio fight in the hope that John Kasich wins there. Ted Cruz also abandoned the Florida fight in the hope that Little Marco wins. Ted Cruz campaigns only in Illinois, Missouri, and a little bit in North Carolina, while Trump runs a 50 state strategy. The polls show Trump ahead in the state which hosts attacks against free speech and the right to assembly as Ted Cruz applauds the deprivation of the civil rights of Donald Trump and his supporters. Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk and she still might lose in Illinois today.
In Missouri with 52 delegates, Donald Trump will likely win. Trump in Missouri is again up against the viperous Ted Cruz. Trump fights everywhere and against all the power of the establishment, powerful institutional forces, and Big Media. Ted Cruz collaborates with the GOP establishment and against the Republican voters as Cruz adopts a “steal the nomination at the convention” strategy. Democrats can vote in Missouri which provides Trump an assist. Missouri evangelicals at 36 percent of the state population and a voting history favorable to evangelical GOP primary candidates benefits Cruz. But Trump is also popular with evangelicals. Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk and she still might lose in Missouri today.
Trump might win all tonight or lose some. Hillary might win all tonight or lose some. But Trump already is the big winner. Already Trump has won the Northern Mariana Islands and its 9 delegates. A national poll results in Trump at 53% support for the nomination. George Soros is alarmed and pouring money to defeat Trump.
As we have written previously, the GOP race was won by Trump in South Carolina. From there on it is all a mop up operation. While others mocked Trump we noted that March 15 would be the final nail in the establishment coffin. We also wrote that the Chicago riot will prove a boon for Trump. In the same vein, we noted that the Paris attacks would help Trump. In short we have been right about Trump and the rest of the field from the very beginning and tonight will be pretty much the same. If Trump loses everything we will be shocked. If Trump wins everything or mostly everything, we will be confirmed in our analysis.
As to Hillary2016 and the Dem race, we’ve noted repeatedly that neither Sanders nor Hillary will be the nominee – Barack Obama won’t tolerate a Hillary victory. If Hillary loses anywhere to Sanders today, we will consider that a confirmation that we are correct about the results here too.
Today, there is no need to speculate or analyze. Today is a day to harvest. Something big will happen today. Something big can always happen on the Ides of March. Tomorrow we will analyze the results from tonight’s exercise of American democracy, as the political establishment takes on the people.
Tonight, our usual sarcasm, snark, sneer, and snobbery will take the stage.