Politics Hillary, Trump win primaries, Jeb quits

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  1. Denny Crane

    Denny Crane It's not even loaded! Staff Member Administrator

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/us/politics/jeb-bush.html?_r=1

    No single candidacy this year fell so monumentally short of its original expectations. It began with an aura of inevitability that masked deep problems, from Mr. Bush himself, a clunky candidate in a field of gifted performers, to the rightward drift of the Republican Partysince Mr. Bush’s time as a consensus conservative in Florida.
     
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    I still have not decided who I am going to vote for.
    But I won’t lie, I am glad to see Cruz dropped to 3rd in S. Carolina. He has serious credibility issues.
     
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    Well, half way to my "I don't care who wins as long as it isn't Bush or Clinton" wish.

    Just the idea that someone could vote for either of them makes me sad.
     
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    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    I fix wrecked cars. If I wasn't allowed to fix them anymore, should my wife or brother fix one for you?

    My brother is a medical lab tech of some sort and my wife was a hairdresser.

    You pick one and your car gets fucked up, it's on you.
     
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    I would not have voted for Jeb. However, I believe he was the most qualified Republican candidate. Jeb did not lose. What cost him votes was being related to George H. & George W..

    I don’t want another Bush in the White House, and I also do not want another Clinton in the White House.

    At this point, I still do not see a good candidate to vote for, from either party.
     
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    I really didn't think Bush would drop out today. Shows what I know.

    Very surprised that Kasich is Last Governor Standing.

    Still a lot of fun to be had, but the field is getting narrower.

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    Trump is running out of candidates to insult.
     
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    I miss Chris Christie the most. Imagine the last two being Christie and Trump. That would have been awesome.

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    If Rubio ends up the nominee, it's going to be fun hearing all the republicans who said Obama wasn't qualified to be president tell us how Rubio is unquestionably qualified to be president.

    And, of course, all the democrats who said Obama was qualified, saying that Rubio is not qualified...

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    Is Trump preparing an exit strategy? There are clues that he may no longer believe he can win the Republican nomination.

    Two clues have come in the last couple of days. The first clue that caught my attention was when he mentioned in an interview, “whoever becomes president”. That phrase is not Trump like. He always takes the positive aggressive stance, “when I become president”.

    The second clue came yesterday when he mentioned in another interview that he would not be surprised if he lost the nomination. He reinforced my theory.

    My predication:
    As the number of Republican candidates dwindles, the number of Trump supporters will not increase. There is evidence he may have lost some of his support already. Maybe pissing off the Catholics and Mexicans was not a good idea.

    As candidates quit the race, at some point their support will go to the remaining candidates. I believe most of that support will consolidate among the non-Trump candidates. Trump has his strong supporters, but, that number will not grow.

    When the Republican race gets down to Trump and one other candidate, the remaining candidate will win, and it will not even be close. Trump realizes this, and is preparing a soft landing to save face.
     
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    I like all the butthurt uber conservatives coming out to knock their only chance at winning a ge in trump.

    Cruz and Rubio would get slaughtered. Join the trump bandwagon, he's your only chance. It's ok to take that step.
     
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    Well, the choice is down to clown, creep, or empty suit.

    I'm betting on empty suit.

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    This election will come down to the Indys.

    Theyll be torn between Clinton and trump.

    Put bern, Rubio or cruz up, and those guys are all wayyyyy too far to their side.
     
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    Yeah I think if it's Trump v Bern, Berns best case scenario is gonna be 251 electoral votes, worst case 206.

    Rubio is more moderate so I think he'd actually stand a chance in a race against the Hilldog or Bern.

    Cruz would get slaughtered against any and all candidates likely.
     
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    Hell, I do! It is all fine now, anyone but Clinton.
    Trump is my first choice.

    I like his style. Years ago, John Wayne said to a side kick in some flick, Never apologize, it's a sign of weakness! No doubt it was intended to be a funny line. Funny until you see your American President apologize his ass off. Trump will not do this shit.

    When he says he will get along fine with Putin, I believe him. I don't need to know exactly how, because I know I could, and I see Trump getting along just fine with Putin because I am sure it is possible and probable for a man that is confident.

    When Trump says he will make America great again, I believe he will. I do not need to know how he will do it, because when we have an American President that does not apologize for us, has faith in our people, and has the attitude to put America first, we will do it. This is pretty much the way it worked under Ronald Reagan. Trump does not have the charisma of Reagan but he does have the attitude. A far better deal than we have had in years.
     
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    http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/donald-trump-is-doomed-andor-invincible/


    natesilver: Trump’s chances of winning the nomination are exactly 7.1459814514128405 percent. Just kidding. I’m somewhere in the high single digits.

    micah: And on Sept. 1?

    natesilver: Well, I put his chances at 2 percent in that “stages of doom” article, which lays out a procedure for how you’d calculate them. If he has cleared Stage 1, his chances would double, to 4 percent.

    ...

    natesilver: Yeah. I’m more of a Trump skeptic than a Party Decides truther. Maybe the Republican establishment is partly but not entirely broken, and that results in a messy nomination process, but Trump still doesn’t win. About the only thing the Republican establishment agrees upon is that it doesn’t want to nominate Trump.

    There’s also this: “Mr. Trump spent more on hats and T-shirts — about $678,000 — than he did on field staff and offices in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, where his expenses totaled just $353,363.”

    :lol:
     
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