Saturday, February 20, 2016

Trump Confounds Experts With Easy SC Win....

        Despite withering attacks, a spat with the Pope, insulting W, and the usual spate of verbal excesses, insurgent Presidential candidate Donald Trump easily won the South Carolina GOP primary.  The winner thanked supporters at a rally while rival and Trump punching bag Jeb Bush lost his exclamation point and dropped out the race, leaving a field of five to fan out across the land.

       Governor Bush took the high road in defeat but his speech was the concession that Bush fatigue rules the land. Meanwhile on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is dealing with her own fatigue as she eked out a win the Nevada caucus, but only with last minute help from Senator Harry Reid who leaned on casino worker unions to turn out for Mrs. Clinton.

      It looks like Marco Rubio will edge out Ted Cruz for second in the Palmetto State.

      Senator Rubio wants to be the establishment candidate and consolidate the support from the Bush crash, although logically those who bought the Bush argument on competency should support the remaining Governor,  John Kasich of Ohio.

      Governor Kasich is hoping to ride out the South until he gets to more friendly turf in states like Ohio and Michigan.

       Dr. Ben Carson is staying in despite a last place finish in SC.

       No Republican who has won NH and SC has failed to get the nomination, but this is a crazy sort of year, so punditry is a dubious at best.





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15 comments:

Ima said...

These are the same "experts" who say conservative candidates have to move to the left to win. Truth is, more conservatives will come out and vote for a true conservative vs a rino.

Anonymous said...

No expert had claimed Trump wouldn't win SC. Experts are only saying that Trump will not garner the rep nomination. it will ultimately go to Rubio.

Anonymous said...

How is it possible that JEB lost when he spent so much money? Doesn't money buy votes? It does in the Democrat races. Bernie is promising $19 trillion in free stuff to the slacker college kids, in exchange for their votes.

Anonymous said...

819.. Well said straight from your foul mouth.. I,d rather see 19 Trillion for the kids if it would make a difference.. They spend that on frivilous Military spending and CIA spending trying to start wars all over the world..
You Republicans like to control the "Free Stuff" and instead direct the money to Wall St and the rich Corporations.. Yu try to control how people spend food stamps yet you give Wall St and Corporations their way on all issues.

Anonymous said...

Hey it IS the STUPID SOUTH , what did you expect from redneck dolts who are not representative of the any major demographic except ignorance

rick aldrich said...

Rubio, president, seriously? Have we not learned anything from our current mistake ,of a 1 term Senator?

Anonymous said...

This has got to make our local golf pro crazy. And with Bernie competitive with the Pantsuit Criminal, it will continue to be fun. Even party line Democrats are having trouble voting for a criminal, so we gets the Burn. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone really surprised? This is the same party who fielded Loophole McPain and Mutt Romney. Both Bushes were moderate at best. Let's not forget the Great Compromiser, "It might be a bad law, but by God, we passed a law" Bob Dole.

Anonymous said...

No no no 1058...
Rubio will be the republican nomination.

trump will likely show his true colors as a liar and sore loser, running as an independent.
Thus catapulting Hilda into the presidency.

Anonymous said...

1 term Senator? Surely you meant one term Representative in Congress. :D

Anonymous said...

It’s all in your empty head 10:58. Trust me; America will elect a lying criminal in a pant suit any day before a lying, unhinged, raving fascist lunatic of a political circus freak like Trump.

So by all means enjoy yourself while you still can because next year at this time you will be weeping bullets dipped in pig’s blood.

Love it!

Anonymous said...

“This has got to make our local golf pro crazy.”

Mel Busler?

Anonymous said...

9:45, get off the 60's rant. We have the highest corporate tax rates in the world. Then people like you wonder why they go overseas. You must have been a teacher or a government employee.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

JEB! political expert for sure: spent what $35 million and ends up with 3% of the vote ... financial expert maybe, too?

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Anonymous said...

Publius, the results of the SC primary proves that one of your basic beliefs is wrong. You always lament the influence of money in political races. I'm guessing this proves you were wrong. It doesn't matter that much. Money doesn't always buy you an office. No doubt your lying pants suit will have lots of money. It won't work there either. What will work is media bias. Hopefully, people can think this time around.