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Carly Fiorina

Until now, I thought that Cruz was running a very smart campaign. Announcing Carly Fiorina as his VP was a pretty boneheaded move on several fronts.

1. It rules out an alliance with Kasich as his running mate.
2. Geraldine Ferraro? Sarah Palin? History has shown that women running mates don’t work well in the United States.
3. Fiorina is a psychopath.
4. She only had a brief period of time where she registered on the polls before her support collapsed. I don’t see her bringing in any voters who otherwise would have voted for Trump or Kasich.
5. Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?
6. She ran HP into the ground.
7. People who care about the sex of the vice president and want a woman in that position wouldn’t vote for Cruz anyway, even if Susan B. Anthony herself became reincarnated and was willing to be his running mate.

Thanks to this bad move on Cruz’s part, I now confidently predict that Trump will win Indiana. (Plus Trump’s surprisingly extra-strong showing in the Northeast Super Tuesday and polls in Indiana showing Trump with a good lead.)

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By the way, it looks like Trump swept all of Maryland’s delegates. As you know, I thought Kasich had a chance of winning one CD, but Trump even beat Kasich in Montgomery County where rich people who work in DC live, although I was correct that Kasich was stronger in that county than in the rest of the state. Trump only beat Kasich by 4 percentage points in Montgomery Country, but statewide he beat Kasich by a huge 31 percentage points.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 28, 2016 at 8:48 AM

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  1. It looks as if Cruz is trying to win the women’s vote. But there’s another possibility. Didn’t Trump make some comment about Fiorina’s face a few months back? Didn’t this backfire on him? Cruz may be hoping that Republican woman who are undecided about who to vote for will rule Trump out after he foolishly makes another unflattering reference to Fiorina’s appearance. Women are very sensitive about their looks. We’ll have to see if Trump takes the bait.


    April 28, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    • And will women turn out in droves for Mrs. B.J. Clinton because vagina? And how many men will vote for Mrs. B.J. because vaj? Over the summer, I expect much subtle and overt agit-prop suggesting that anyone not voting for Mrs. B.J. ipso facto hates women.


      April 28, 2016 at 9:40 AM

      • I’m not sure that women who vote on the basis of gender (something I don’t do and would not recommend to anyone) are really voting because of “vagina.” What they are doing is using the whole experience of being a woman to judge how compatible a candidate will be with them. It’s silly, of course. Gender is only one aspect of a person. But to reduce the whole thing to one’s private parts is like saying that marriage is “a piece of paper.”

        As to how much Hillary and the Democrats will play the gender card, I don’t know. I personally think we’re at the point where most people vote for the individual and that gender is not the basis for their vote. A lot of women dislike Hillary. But Trump has been needlessly alienating women and he really needs to stop doing it if he wants to win in November.


        April 28, 2016 at 10:42 AM

      • >>Trump has been needlessly alienating women and he really needs to stop doing it if he wants to win in November.<<

        Some examples, please, because I really don't see this. Do they resent him because he is twice divorced? That he cheated on his first wife? But his ex-wives are on good terms with him and seem genuinely pleased with his success. And he has two adoring daughters.

        Because of Rosie O'Donnell? Most women I know can't stand Rosie O'Donnell. Rosie reminds them of the smart-alec bully who tormented them in high school.


        April 28, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    • Trump is an equal-opportunity offender. He commented unfavorably on Rand Paul’s looks too.


      April 28, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    • “Didn’t Trump make some comment about Fiorina’s face a few months back? Didn’t this backfire on him? ”

      God, it backfired terribly. Look at how badly he’s doing.

      No, MaryK it didn’t backfire. It was just one of those things the MSM tried to stop Trump with, and he flipped them off because he realizes that it amused people. Fiorina really does have a nasty repellent mug.


      April 28, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    • Jewish voters are probably thinking this is what stupid Goyim are doing. Cruz and Fiorina is all show, and no substance.

      Gung ho Jews will be voting for Trump, because he comes across as a pragmatic businessmen, and his daughter is married to their tribe.

      Downtrodden Jews think Hillary and Sanders still care for the average man.

      Cruz getting Fiorina as a running mate, is as useful as getting Dan Quayle, as the vice president for Dubya’s father.


      April 28, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    • Cruz is hoping Trump will attack Fiorina. She was the only person who really gave Trump trouble in the debates, if only because the media ramped up Trump’s sexism. Cruz wants a repeat of Trump’s attack on Heidi Cruz before Wisconsin, which the media didn’t frame in context of the Cruz super-PAC distributing Melania nude cover shoot in Utah.

      If Trump can hold his tongue, the media will show this for what it is: a desperation move. And desperation isn’t a political winner, especially when it’s desperation to deny the front runner and win on a second vote, not to win outright. The media is calling this a Hail Mary, but that’s not accurate, since a Hail Mary implies a slim chance of winning, or at least tying the game.


      April 29, 2016 at 6:39 AM

  2. His speech introducing her was all about how she made it in a corporate world at a time when it was hard for women and shattering glass ceilings and blah. It’s sickening to hear a “right wing extremist” like Cruz adopt the feminist position that the best thing a woman can do with her life is have a career, while not reproducing. Combine that with his “our community” comment regarding Hispanics, and you can see how Cruz will run a general election campaign. Trump, in contrast, will run on Bill Clinton being a rapist.


    April 28, 2016 at 9:22 AM

  3. “5. Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?”

    Um, Exhibit A: Mrs. B.J. “Thunderflaps” Clinton has gotten a vote or two despite that face (and that chainsaw voice) and is almost certainly the next Prez unless she has another stroke.

    And did you see that sociopath Fiorina sing onstage? As if anyone wants to hear that. Her voice is karaoke-worthy on a slow night at the bar. But she wouldn’t know that because narcissistic sociopath.


    April 28, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    • “Um, Exhibit A: Mrs. B.J. “Thunderflaps” Clinton has gotten a vote or two despite that face (and that chainsaw voice) and is almost certainly the next Prez unless she has another stroke.”

      Actually Hilary has a distinctly pleasant face, and there’s nothing wrong with her voice. I say this as someone who has zero intentions of voting for her, but the stuff that Clinton haters say is just silly.


      April 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      • Mrs. B.J. Clinton had an okay face 10-15 years ago (I would have hunched her back in the day), but ask any man about her voice: it’s like a shovel dragging across cracked asphalt on a winter day.

        And FTR, I hate all Democrats — the Democratic Party is anti-White, misandrist, and heterophobic, and also a documented Racketeering-Influenced Corrupt Organization, and all its leaders, including Mrs. B.J. Clinton, deserve public hanging followed by unlimited abuse of the corpses.


        April 28, 2016 at 6:01 PM

      • “hard9bf” is a good example of the kind of shit you run across on the internet. Really stupid stuff.

        Hillary gets dehumanized on the net a lot. The fact is, she’ll be a formidable opponent, warts and all. As far as her personal appearance is concerned, she’s a good looking 70 year woman, who had a pretty face when she was young (although the legs were always chunky). Her voice is fine.

        Just trying to give some sanity-balance here.


        April 29, 2016 at 5:17 AM

      • ‘“hard9bf” is a good example of the kind of shit you run across on the internet. Really stupid stuff.’

        LOL. Then you’d love me in meatspace where I’m not so gentlemanly and sophisticated. Glad to see you acknowledge Mrs. B.J. Thunderflaps has an awful public speaking voice. Progress, baby step by baby step, hunbun.


        April 29, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    • And those little girls spend day after day on the bus.


      April 28, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    • ” but ask any man about her voice: it’s like a shovel dragging across cracked asphalt on a winter day.”

      Her voice is really grating when she gives a speech. Her voice is ok when she is just talking normally.


      April 28, 2016 at 7:21 PM

      • Agree. She tries too hard to be “Presidential.” False and annoying.


        April 29, 2016 at 5:18 AM

  4. I voted for Trump in MoCo, MD. My first primary. Have to say it was all very well organized and professional. I expected it to be like the state fair or something. Mind you, there weren’t many voters at 7:30 am.


    April 28, 2016 at 9:58 AM

  5. Prior to running HP into the ground, she set up the vendor financing that ran Lucent into the ground, too.


    April 28, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    • And how much we she getting paid along the way? I can’t wait to get out of the corporate world.


      April 28, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    • Lucent. Haven’t heard that one in a long time. I have a friend who bet his life savings on Lucent (at the top. He thought it was going to keep going up, up, up, up) and lost everything. Wouldn’t sell even when it was %50 off the top. Get believing these idiot talking heads on the financial cable channels who assured everybody that the declines represented buying opportunities.


      April 28, 2016 at 8:02 PM

  6. The only think that Carly Fiorina brings to the Cruz campaign is she was more effective than anyone else in the Republican field at attacking Trump and standing up to Trump’s counter attacks. This didn’t really help her much. While she is a rhetorically effective debater, her attacks don’t really change voters opinions. She faded quickly when voters realized she was a delusional psychopath.

    Mike CA

    April 28, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    • …and Cruz needed something to move the news narrative from Trump’s massive wins. It doesn’t matter if Carly brings something to the table or not, she served her purpose as a distraction.

      Mike Street Station

      April 28, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    • Carly is definitely great with interviews and debates. Her rhetorical skills are off the charts. But that’s all she has going for her. Otherwise, she’s a shrew who puts everyone off.


      April 28, 2016 at 3:10 PM

  7. Sarah Palin was the total feminist narrative. A woman who made it on her own with a husband and a family, but she was a Republican so she was still a misogynist. Don’t listen to their rhetoric. The Left only cares about their team and getting power. Like most socialists Granny Goodness from Darkseid’s Apokalips only wants to enrich herself cause she just cannot live the way she wants on just $250,000 a speech to capitalist pigs on Wall Street. And when she was a little witch, she dreamed of someday having the power to get other girls to acknowledge her as a pretty princess like them.
    The Left is like a Nightmare Tim Burton Feminist Disney Film, where the Princess falls in love with a little girl, gets prosecuted for child molestation, but beats the charge with a violent revolution of the proletariat. Its kinda like Metropolis starring Lena Dunham.

    Joshua Sinistar

    April 28, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    • Meriprolestan’s 2 factions of politics, are delusional in their own unique ways.

      Glibs like to lie and Cons like to believe!


      April 28, 2016 at 1:20 PM

  8. Trump was pretty quick on the switch sending out this tweet I’ve conveniently provided below. Also, Bobby Knight’s endorsement in Indiana actually WILL mean something, whereas most endorsements don’t. And it plays right into the heart of the TruCons. Also, for those that care about such things, Trump’s foreign policy speech was magnificent, openly anti-globalist, and very “Presidential.” So all you globalist TruCons can put THAT egg in your shoe and beat it.


    April 28, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    • Trump’s foreign policy speech was magnificent, openly anti-globalist…


      April 28, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    • I’m glad that more people recognize that TruCons are the real enemy.

      4 years of Hillary will damage the Dems more than 8 years of Bush damaged the GOP.

      I don’t care at all about November. I care about getting rid of the TruCons. After the TruCons have been destroyed then and only then can we annihilate the Left.

      Otis the Sweaty

      April 28, 2016 at 1:20 PM

      • If Trump loses then the Trucons will be completely vindicated. You legitimately come off as crazy in your comments.

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        April 28, 2016 at 7:40 PM

      • Amen. That’s what I have been telling people for the past 4 years. You can’t fight your enemies when you are constantly being stabbed in the back by your putative allies. A year ago I told my sister that all I want out of this election was to see both the Bushes and Clintons wiped from the scene. So far half my wish has been fulfilled. I’ll be dancing in the streets if the other half is fulfilled.


        April 28, 2016 at 8:07 PM

      • I’m glad that more people recognize that TruCons are the real enemy.

        Establishment Republicans like Bob Corker, who praised Trump’s foreign policy address, are now coming around to Trump. CLIMP on the other hand is still stupidly holding onto the sinking Cruz campaign.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 28, 2016 at 10:58 PM

      • And if he wins? The crowds in CA were yuge. Massive. I was a skeptic but this thing is taking off. The oppo is so desperate they were going to launch a sex scandal against him but it already failed. I won’t mention the name, but it’s a famous pedo w/Clinton connections.


        April 29, 2016 at 12:23 PM

      • And if he wins?

        You become another press secretary for Ivanka.

        The oppo is so desperate they were going to launch a sex scandal against him but it already failed. I won’t mention the name, but it’s a famous pedo w/Clinton connections.

        It was surely planted by an member of team Hillary in an attempt to deter Trump from going after her husband’s after hour activities.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 29, 2016 at 5:23 PM

      • No way it has Hilary’s fingerprints – Bill has been linked to this pedo. It was someone else, maybe Cruz.


        April 30, 2016 at 9:08 PM

      • Bill has been linked to this pedo.

        That could be why the Clinton’s planted it; to try to deter Trump from using Epstein against them. But it won’t work against Trump who is every bit as psychopathic as those two are.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 1, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    • the content of the speech couldn’t have been better, but I thought it went worse than most people seem to. He tripped over his words a lot, Obama is much better at reading from a teleprompter. I think Trump should just have bullet points on the prompter to keep him on track, while also allowing him to leverage his improv skills.

      Economic Sophisms

      April 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM

      • I agree and I hope he sticks with it to find a respectable persona that he can pull off instead of just going back to the insult comic schtick that he’s so comfortable with. Which is not to say that the insult comic persona dosen’t have a place.

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        April 28, 2016 at 7:42 PM

      • The insult comic is fine as long as he can be presidential at other times. It will be easier for him to be Presidential in the debates with Hillary because she isn’t a clown like the GOP idiots he has been forced to share the stage with for so long.

        Otis the Sweaty

        April 28, 2016 at 9:28 PM

  9. Remember the 500.000$ a Cruz Super PAC gave to the Fiorina campaign back in July? This raised some eyebrows. It’s questionable from a legal point of view. Later, during the CubanMistressCrisis, some speculated that this could have been hush money.

    Maybe they are merging their campaigns to avoid somehow legal repercussions, or it was prearranged all along for her to become his running mate.


    April 28, 2016 at 11:20 AM

  10. It seems the same old logic of make eGOP think Marco Rubio is the key is rearing its head again with Carly. How are the so blind they prop her back up again?


    April 28, 2016 at 11:20 AM

  11. I agree it seems pretty boneheaded. My guess is that Cruz is just trying to curry favor with the Republican Establishment for whatever reason. Either because he thinks his only chance at the nomination is a brokered convention or because he is thinking about a future run for office.


    April 28, 2016 at 12:01 PM

  12. That’s one race Secretariat won’t win.

    The last week or so has been terrible for the desperate wax dummy. Not just losing across the board but making rather erratic decisions too. Looks like Cruz is done.


    April 28, 2016 at 12:11 PM

  13. I think you guys are thinking too much in terms of big picture. This was a desperation move, but that is appropriate because Cruz’s position has reached the desperation point. He pretty much has to win Indiana or it is over. So he picked his VP to get some media attention. Why Carly? She has demonstrated an effective ability to attack Trump. Cruz knows Trump has a hard time letting attacks go unanswered. The hope here is that Carly’s attacks goad Trump in to making some ill advised comment (like back when he called Carly ugly) that will piss off enough of the “nice” voters in Indiana that they vote Cruz to stop Trump. What does she bring to the general election? Nothing. But Cruz doesn’t have the luxury of caring about the general election. He has to stop Trump this week. The only way that happens is if Trump is goaded in to saying something really dumb, and enlisting the yappy, psychopathic attack dog was probably his best bet to make that happen. Not a good bet, for sure, but there are no good bets when you are in desperate straits.


    April 28, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    • He pretty much has to win Indiana or it is over.

      Even if Cruz forced a brokered convention at which he somehow won the nomination, he would go down to certain defeat against Clinton because Trump voters would stay home and because Fiorina would serve as a ridiculous Geraldine Ferraro-like albatross around his neck. And that’s before Hillary digs into his cheating on his wife.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      April 28, 2016 at 10:55 PM

  14. Seriously, Cruz’s “basketball ring” gaffe will be his Dean scream. Don’t underestimate the impact of this in Larry Bird’s home state.

    The chick’s look says it all:


    April 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    • The look on that women’s face is funny.


      April 28, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    • If looks could kill.


      April 29, 2016 at 8:06 PM

  15. On another post I linked to Jpod, who correctly wrote that Cruz is crumbling.


    April 28, 2016 at 12:48 PM

  16. I think he did this primarily to knock Trump’s momentum off the headlines and buy time. It’s a desperation attention catching move. I don’t think it will work for as long as it needs to work. I don’t think the “values voters” like the kind of person Fiorina really is. She is a psychopath, so her gender won’t help the campaign much past the short term distraction. So this can’t be a move looking towards the general against Hillary. The media loves go-girrrl stuff like this so they’ll bump Trump’s momentum for news like this, but only for a little bit, because inevitably they would/will go after her psychopathy.

    Fiorina will blast Trump for being anti-woman because she’s a woman? Which is strange because the republican base doesn’t care too much for that; that only works while characterizing republicans and “values” conservatives. That’s on top of the fact that Cruz himself is very transparently anti-women with his “traditional values” voting record which most women understand is really a form of social conservative “fend-for-yourself and your own children, my kids first and only.”

    Ted Cruz is a life beta who doesn’t understand women; women won’t believe a word he says.

    Cruz just sunk his campaign

    April 28, 2016 at 12:48 PM

  17. I gotta say Lion, I really like the way you just put this one out there:

    “3. Fiorina is a psychopath.”



    April 28, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    • I can’t remember the writer who said that corporate execs and people who run for president are all sociopaths.


      April 28, 2016 at 7:26 PM

  18. I’ve been thinking about this. I think this is a symbol that Cruz is done, he’s thrown in the towel, this is some kind of payoff and he’s plotting for the future. He probably thinks that Trump won’t win the general and he’ll be poised to pick up the pieces.


    April 28, 2016 at 2:03 PM

  19. OT but back to the Big Mac thread. Seems they are already testing bigger Big Macs and littler Big Macs. Me, I’m against it. I hate change.


    April 28, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    • While I want and support bigger Big Macs, I do hope they also keep the original size Big Mac as an option, both for tradition’s sake and because they probably can change the size without altering the taste somewhat.


      April 28, 2016 at 11:18 PM

  20. Yakov

    April 28, 2016 at 2:29 PM

  21. Indiana seems to have more demographically in common with Michigan than Wisconsin. Some factors that seem to make states into Cruz territory.
    1) Rural states. His cap appears to be about 105 per square mile in Texas and Wisconsin. Seems to be the most important variable.
    2) 30%+ German-American helps him out. He still succeeded in rural, white Maine, though.
    3)Except for Texas, fewer minorities, especially blacks.
    Indiana doesn’t fit any of these criteria. It has 180/sq mile, way too dense for Cruz. 9% black population, below national average but still 50% more than Wisconsin has. Lots of Germans yet not enough to reach Cruz critical mass. Fiorina is just a nail in the coffin, was pretty sure this was over after SC and NV. Stubbornly out of touch to the bitter end. Why would anyone try to win a popular election with a purely rural strategy?

    Giovanni Dannato

    April 28, 2016 at 2:58 PM

  22. “Fiorina is a psychopath.”

    Ahahahaha. The straightforward obviousness of this statement kills me. So true!


    April 28, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    • What makes her a psychopath? Is she any more of a psychopath than the typical CEO of a big company?

      Lloyd Llewellyn

      April 28, 2016 at 7:46 PM

      • You can read about psychopath on the internet.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 28, 2016 at 8:32 PM

      • They all say she’s a psychopath because she lies a lot. But supposedly psychopathic lying is done for no reason other than the fact that it gives the person a feeling of power and is done even when the person would be better off in every other way telling the truth. Non of Fiorina’s lies that people cite as evidence of psychopathy come close to meeting that standard. They’re all lies designed to make her look good to advance her political objectives.

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        April 29, 2016 at 12:16 AM

      • Maybe, maybe not, faint praise either way!

        Economic Sophisms

        April 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM

  23. Lion, what do you think about going all-out long Trump for president on Predict It?

    The max bet is ~$800 per contract, but there are two contracts which let you bet on Trump. First is Trump vs Hillary, second is “Will the next president be a woman?”. Thinking I’ll max these out when Trump seals the GOP nom, amusing the media will freak and the market will go down temporarily on that. 200+% return on $1600 sounds good to me!

    Economic Sophisms

    April 28, 2016 at 4:56 PM

  24. Lyin’ Ted Cruz now denies that he and Kasich had an agreement. Geez! Too bad every American not living under a rock knew about that agreement.

    Ted needs to take a vacation and get some sleep. Between this and being unable to name that circular thingy that they put the orange ball through (in Indiana mind you), his brain isn’t functioning so well these days.

    Ted needs to calm down and find a way to make a nice exit that helps his party and saves his own reputation. Will he make a mess of the ending?


    April 28, 2016 at 7:04 PM

  25. 1. It rules out an alliance with Kasich as his running mate.

    Trump won’t need Kasich if Trump has a majority. If he only wins Indiana and New Jersey plus at least 150 of California’s 172 delegates, Trump is at 1237. Assuming he manages to split some delegates in remaining states like Oregon and West Virginia he will be over 1300 easily, at which point he can choose anyone he wants for VP.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 28, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    • Trump will be very strong in WV. OR is a proportional state and Trump will get some of them. Trump will probably also do well in NM.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 28, 2016 at 11:03 PM

      • Here is the NYT poll results of all the primary candidates for the Umpire State:

        A Jew and a guido are analyzing the results. Of course, Nate Cohen will tell Nico Confessori to confess that any White who votes Republican is always a loser, who value, value creation over value transference.

        Bernie Sanders received more votes than Trump in NY.


        April 29, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    • It’s actually not totally clear that he can choose whoever he wants. Technically, the delegates still pick the VP candidate. They probably won’t be spoiling with a fight with Trump right after he wins the nomination, but you never know. I particularly wonder if there could be a delegate rebellion if Trump wants a pro-choice running mate, e.g. Scott Brown. Remember, a lot of these delegates are handpicked by the Cruz campaign.

      Greg Pandatshang

      April 29, 2016 at 10:26 AM

      • Yes, we absolutely need a pro life running mate to satiate the “muh abortions” evangelicals. Trump will be running on a pro choice platform so we need to throw those utter morons a bone. Let them have their dreams of 10 of millions of additional ghetto black babies.

        Nothing for the TruCons though. No concessions, not even rhetorical ones. We don’t want their votes.

        Exterminate the TruCons!

        Otis the Sweaty

        April 29, 2016 at 11:53 AM

      • Trump will be very strong in WV. OR is a proportional state and Trump will get some of them.

        Yes, the most likely scenario is that he splits at least half of the delegates from WV, OR (where Trump already has 44%), WA, and a few others between May 3rd and June. That should be enough to get him over 1237 by the time California’s votes have been counted even if he loses Indiana. If he wins Indiana then Trump will be head to Cleveland with over 1300 delegates.

        It’s actually not totally clear that he can choose whoever he wants. Technically, the delegates still pick the VP candidate.

        Well, he’d much more freedom to choose someone who would be a decent conservative and not have to select John “amnesty in 100 days” Kasich to avoid a brokered convention.

        I particularly wonder if there could be a delegate rebellion if Trump wants a pro-choice running mate, e.g. Scott Brown.

        Isn’t the VP voted on by delegates in the first round, or do is the VP voted on separately? If delegates vote for VP at the same time as Trump then the bound delegates have to vote for Trump’s selection on the first ballot.

        Yes, we absolutely need a pro life running mate to satiate the “muh abortions” evangelicals.

        This is the problem with Scott Brown, who is my first choice for Trump’s second because Brown pulls attracts similar demographics as Trump: Brown might be a bit too socially moderate to ensure high Evangelical turnout. I suppose Scott Walker would be a decent substitute for Brown because he has Midwestern/Rust Belt appeal like Trump does but Walker is more acceptable to social cons.

        Nothing for the TruCons though.

        I thought you said Evangelicals are trucons?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 29, 2016 at 5:34 PM

      • VP is a separate vote, but it hasn’t been seriously contested during my lifetime. People came to realize that VPs don’t do anything besides attend funerals while waiting around for the president to die, and the delegates just rubber-stamped whomever the presidential nominee asked them to. But this year could be different.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 29, 2016 at 7:23 PM

      • But this year could be different.

        They’ll probably still rubber stamp Trump’s choice again simply because his VP is almost certainly going to be less controversial than Trump himself and because, from the sounds of it, the establishment is becoming exhausted with fighting against him.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 30, 2016 at 11:34 AM

  26. This is all about California. Fiorina ran a failed, miserable campaign for the Senate against Boxer, but did win some Congressional Districts. Cruz is gambling that “enough” districts can be picked off by Carly Fiorina, Kasich, and himself to deny Trump the absolute majority, brokered convention, and then bingo! Nominee … Jeb Bush.

    Please Clap.

    Fiorina is famous for among other things telling American Workers after she fired about 40,000 HP workers that “No American has a guarantee of a job anymore.” What a great campaign slogan! For someone who ran HP into the ground, when they had a lock on the printer market both corporate and consumer.


    April 28, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    • Fiorina is the quintessential corporate, globalist hack. I forgot about that quote.

      As soon as the Berlin Wall fell these corporate leaders became full of themselves.

      Capitalism for the poor but socialism for the rich.


      April 29, 2016 at 2:55 AM

  27. Buncha of pendejos outta control in LA, ese! Donde es el pistoles?! Apute, fuego!


    April 29, 2016 at 5:46 PM

  28. Scumbag TruCons again praising left wing anti Trump protesters:

    How do all the TruCon defenders here feel about this?

    Exterminate the TruCons!

    Otis the Sweaty

    April 29, 2016 at 5:51 PM

  29. Can’t anyone figure this out?

    The Dem ticket will have a woman on it.

    Cruz can say that had he been the nominee the GOP would have had a woman on its ticket.

    So if Trump doesn’t have a woman on his ticket (and he won’t) he will look (again) very anti-woman.

    Cruz is preparing Plan B (the 2020 race).


    April 29, 2016 at 9:47 PM

  30. Fiorina falls off the stage here. Watch it, it’s really funny. Cruz ignores her.


    May 1, 2016 at 8:54 PM

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