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Cruz drops out!

I never thought it would happen, but I guess he realizes that it’s nearly impossible to stop Trump.

But what about Kasich? I think that Kasich is too stubborn to ever drop out. He’ll still be campaigning in December.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 3, 2016 at 8:49 pm

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  1. On to Hillary!

    The Undiscovered Jew

    May 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    • I took a look at the Ohio results. The Republicans got 2,011,000 votes, the Dems 1,192,000. Kasich one this one but that was because he was the favorite son, etc. Trump in losing got 727,000 votes, which was more than Hillary the winner, who got 679,000 votes. Unless there is a lot of disaffected Kasich/Cruz voters who will cross over to vote for Hillary, I really think Trump could win Ohio.

      gothamette

      May 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    • With Cruz out does that mean Trump wins NE? Lot’s of cucks who despise Trump there. They might go to Kasich.

      Who do we want for Trump’s Veep?

      Kasich: helps bring along “moderates” and could help put us over the top in OH and other cuck midwestern states.

      Martinez: Female. Mexican-Hispanic. While not smart, not a blithering idiot like most Republicans. Not a SoCon but not toxic to SoCons either.

      Rubio: Could help with FLAs Cuban community. Might take the edge off Trump’s seeming anti Hispanic image. Appeal to both TruCons and establishment types. Good speaker and likable.

      The other options are not options at all. Scott Brown would cause a civil war in the party and he brings nothing. Ditto with Jim Webb who is a traitor piece of trash who reactionaries inexplicably love.

      Otis the Sweaty

      May 3, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      • Who do we want for Trump’s Veep?

        Kasich: helps bring along “moderates” and could help put us over the top in OH and other cuck midwestern states.

        No, no never!

        Martinez: Female. Mexican-Hispanic. While not smart, not a blithering idiot like most Republicans. Not a SoCon but not toxic to SoCons either.

        No. Stop pander like a liberal wimp.

        Rubio: Could help with FLAs Cuban community. Might take the edge off Trump’s seeming anti Hispanic image. Appeal to both TruCons and establishment types. Good speaker and likable.

        Rubio’s an idiot and a pawn of The Enemy. Jeb Bushio!

        The other options are not options at all. Scott Brown would cause a civil war in the party and he brings nothing.

        Yes! Bring on another battle!

        Rifleman

        May 4, 2016 at 3:18 am

      • I think Jim Webb has bipolar disorder. He is probably on very heavy meds.

        gothamette

        May 4, 2016 at 9:06 am

    • Unless there is a lot of disaffected Kasich/Cruz voters who will cross over to vote for Hillary, I really think Trump could win Ohio.

      Republican voters who didn’t vote for Trump will come around as he consolidates control of the party. Priebus just declared Trump the presumptive nominee, Boehner says he’s voting Trump, many more will come over. Even CLIMP is coming around.

      Now that the primary is over, Trump will have the full party infrastructure at his disposal to focus against Hillary.

      With Cruz out does that mean Trump wins NE? Lot’s of cucks who despise Trump there. They might go to Kasich.

      Will Kasich still be in the race by next week? If he stays in, the probable answer is No – Cruz voters are also anti-establishment. And if NE doesn’t back Trump it doesn’t matter.

      Who do we want for Trump’s Veep?

      No one who is for amnesty – that means no Kasich, Rubio, or Martinez.

      Brown appeals to the same demographics Trump does, which is the major point in his favor as far as I’m concerned. But Trump may not get an Evangelical boost from him.

      Agree completely with you about Webb. He is an amazingly idiotic choice. When it counted when he was a Senator he voted 90% with Reid.

      With a record like that Trump might as well choose Reid for his running mate so we can get 100% of Reid instead of only 90% via Webb. That so many nationalists think Webb would be beneficial illustrates why the American nationalist right failed as a movement until Trump picked it up to satisfy his own egomania.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      • The CLIMPs are all over twitter saying that they are voting for Hillary. Here are the types of Republicans who I expect to vote for Hillary or sit out:

        1. All the ones who voted for Obama over McCain in 2008
        2. The RedState/Glen Beck style TruCons
        3. The bulk of the CLIMPs

        For each one of those, however, I suspect Trump will get 2 white Dems to cross over and vote for him. Still have to favor Clinton though due to Obama’s popularity and the economy.

        Otis the Sweaty

        May 4, 2016 at 12:41 am

      • But Trump may not get an Evangelical boost from him.

        The prospect of a Hillary presidency and her chance to put maybe 3 people!!!!! on the Supreme Court should motivate ANYBODY remotely conservative let alone people on the Evangelical fringe.

        Also Trump needs to pick an heir apparent. The man is 69. even if he serves 8 years we need someone to continue the legacy.

        The GOPe will not give up. they are grooming Jeb Bush’s son right now!

        Rifleman

        May 4, 2016 at 3:24 am

      • “Republican voters who didn’t vote for Trump will come around as he consolidates control of the party. Priebus just declared Trump the presumptive nominee, Boehner says he’s voting Trump, many more will come over. Even CLIMP is coming around.”

        I agree. I was just trying to be pundity and stuff. But I really do not think that the Berners will vote Trump in large numbers. I think a lot of them might stay home and sulk. Hillary’s firewall is black women.

        What escaped me because I was focusing on Trump V. Clinton numbers is that about 2X as many people came out to vote Republican as Democrat. Surely that has some significance.

        gothamette

        May 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

      • “Also Trump needs to pick an heir apparent. The man is 69. even if he serves 8 years we need someone to continue the legacy.”

        I would agree, however I think Trump isn’t thinking past actually getting elected at this point, not who will take over for him after 8 years. Anyway, there is no deep bench of populist nationalists. The Jeff Sessions is the only one in the senate and he’s too old, and outside of government there’s Pat Buchanan, but he’s too old…

        Trump is going to have to pick someone who will help him govern, not take over.

        Mike Street Station

        May 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

      • Hillary’s firewall is black women.

        Which is what, 7% of the voters.

        We’ve got a stronger wall than that along the Mexico border.

        Rifleman

        May 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      • The CLIMPs are all over twitter saying that they are voting for Hillary.

        The most important of CLIMPs, Limbaugh, was all for Trump today. The others will come around.

        1. All the ones who voted for Obama over McCain in 2008
        2. The RedState/Glen Beck style TruCons
        3. The bulk of the CLIMPs

        2 & 3 number only a few thousand. Electorally they are irrelevant, and, with Trump having control of the party, they are now irrelevant within the GOPe.

        The prospect of a Hillary presidency and her chance to put maybe 3 people!!!!! on the Supreme Court

        Relatively it might make a difference if their turnout is a few percentage points higher with an Evangelical as VP.

        I was just trying to be pundity and stuff.

        You should be more like Scott Adams, less like a conventional pundit.

        Berners will vote Trump in large numbers. I think a lot of them might stay home and sulk.

        Many of them will.

        Anyway, there is no deep bench of populist nationalists.

        They don’t need to be ‘nationalists’ they just have to be good on immigration. There are a number of options in the House of Representatives. Someone young like Jim Jordan or Duncan Hunter Jr. would be good enough. Duncan Hunter Sr. would bring experience as well as an immigration and trade agenda similar to Trump’s. The Senators are famously bad on immigration except for Scott Brown and David Vitter; Vitter was the only Senator who sometimes had higher immigration ratings from NumbersUSA than Sessions, but he’s ineligible because of a prostitute scandal and his lost his gubernatorial bid.

        Trump is going to have to pick someone who will help him govern, not take over.

        Scott Walker who governed and won against the full force against the progressives, and Duncan Hunter Sr. would be meet the ‘governing’ requirement.

        But there’s no need to resort to a liberal Republican like Kasich for VP.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      • Adams is drooling about the general. It’s entertaining.

        gothamette

        May 4, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      • Adams is drooling about the general. It’s entertaining.

        That’s one of the many reasons you should act like him.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 5, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      • Trump or Adams? Both are rich.

        gothamette

        May 6, 2016 at 10:08 am

      • Trump or Adams? Both are rich.

        Adams first. Afterwards, if you can handle it, Trump.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 6, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  2. A fairly prominent #NeverTrump tradcon on Twitter just said something to the effect that, thank God we don’t have to prop up Cruz anymore and pretend to be enthusiastic about him, just because he was the last viable alternative standing. Kind of what we had suspected for a while.

    Fiddlesticks

    May 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    • It’ll be hard to go back to trusting or respecting any of these news outlets after seeing how hard they were shilling for the guy who literally tries to steal elections and bribe his way to victory. I never liked Cruz, but I didn’t hate him until he showed his true colors with underhanded tactics all throughout this primary season.

      Cruz revealed he is a man with absolutely no principles or integrity, and people shilling for him (that weren’t on his payroll) are equally beneath contempt. In a world that cared about having a political system worth a damn, he would be sharing a cell right next to Hillary Clinton, or sent packing back to Canada.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      • The sneaky stuff made me actually like Cruz a bit more. This is politics and war, not a baseball game. Trump’s wailing about how unfair Ted is turned me off.

        bobbybobbob

        May 4, 2016 at 11:37 am

      • Kasich is out now too. This is stunning.

        gothamette

        May 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

  3. General election: Take the Bush 2004 map, subtract CO, NM, NV, FL (49 electoral votes)
    Add: PA, MI (36 electoral votes).

    Trump squeaks in with 273 electoral votes.

    Fiddlesticks

    May 3, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    • This makes a lot of sense. Gets the industrial heart of the country, puts some states with large percentages Hispanic or foreign-born at risk.

      Blake

      May 3, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    • Not long ago I was talking with a (White / 50s) Physical Therapist from Florida who I’ve known for 20 years. She has been a reliable Democrat during all of that time. She confessed to me that she is tired of low-class Hispanics immigrating in to FL and she didn’t care that her criticism might be perceived as racist. Unless Hispanics can block vote as a majority, I believe FL will go for Trump in a landslide.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 4, 2016 at 1:16 am

    • This is my thinking as well ,except I think Trump can win FL fairly easily. He’s going to get all the white proles, and Cubans don’t like Mexicans so he’s not going to be hurt with them. Retired New York Jews will identify with his mannerisms and accent.

      Economic Sophisms

      May 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm

  4. From an economic point of view, the Federal Reserve will be printing money like gangbusters for the next six months in order to dope us up enough to stay home on Election Day. Banks will be ordered to give a loan to anyone with a pulse.

    It will be a mess that the next president, whoever it is, will have to clean up. Plan accordingly.

    Fiddlesticks

    May 3, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    • The Fed will put off rate hikes for the rest of the year I think. A major problem for Trump will be the Fed sabotaging him with aggressive rate hikes. Every chance they get hurt him, they will take, and the public, who don’t appreciate how important monetary policy is, might blame Trump’s protectionism and illegal infiltrator removal.

      Economic Sophisms

      May 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm

  5. If a Cuck falls down in the woods and there’s nobody there to hear him, does he make a sound?

    This is a joyous day.

    peterike

    May 3, 2016 at 9:18 pm

  6. I was reading some of the links in the earlier comments (from one of the recent posts) and the one from Red State had all this discussion on how Trump is basically a “democrat” hijacking the republican party…
    Like he is some kind of secret operative/plant to further the democrats objectives. There was a lot of moaning about how horrible this is. Are we being duped to think Trump is something entirely different than how he is presenting himself?

    Johnson

    May 3, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    • Red State and many other prominent ‘conservative’ news sites were getting payola from the Cruz / GOPe anti-Trump coalition.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 3, 2016 at 10:32 pm

  7. Cruz is smart. He knows Trump will win every state Romney won. He guesses Trump will win a few more., and for that reason wants Trump not to dislike him too much. Patton was a great and brave man but he was just another beta male in the largest scheme of things, and he knew that Eisenhower, the true alpha male in that time and place, had skills that he, Patton, did not have. But they had the same goals. Cruz would have been a better president than Trump if Cruz had not had a crazy arrogant Bible-distorting Dad and had not been so ridiculously encouraged to be himself weirdly arrogant in the little inbred intellectual realms (prissy law school, apparatchik “appellate advocacy”, and conservative “fundraising”) where he statistically excelled. Simply put, Cruz did not fool enough people into thinking he was or could have been a successful leader. That being said, on many if not all of the most important issues, Trump will be a failure as president if he does not realize that Cruz was right about those important issues and he, Trump, had been wrong. But for reasons all of us understand, Cruz could not win in this time and place. That is not the fault of those of us who consider Cruz to have been more right on disputed issues than any other serious candidate.

    howitzer daniel

    May 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    • Cruz doesn’t have the temperament to be president, that’s obvious to me. I actually feel like I have more in common with Cruz than Trump, because we are both cerebral people. But cerebral people are often not the best people in leadership roles.

      Furthermore, Cruz demonstrated in this campaign huge character flaws that should disqualify anyone from becoming president, or even holding public office in this country. His behavior reminds me of that archetypal nerd in the corner who is seething with anger at feeling the world doesn’t recognize his genius because the cheerleaders are fawning over someone else. And maybe to some extent that’s true, but an angry, condescending attitude towards others is awful in a leader. It’s a primarily selfish set of emotions, when leaders need to be open, giving, empathetic, and concerned that everyone in his organization prospers. For a President, that’s America, and we are going to Make America Great Again.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 3, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    • What are you talking about? Trump is right on immigration, trade and foreign policy. Not Cruz. Those are the big issues. And Trump will nominate Scalia/Thomas-like judges to SCOTUS.

      Andrew E.

      May 3, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      • Anthony E, here is what I am talking about. Trump is smart of course but he simply is not bright enough = having led a life where figuring these important things out is not the priority it should be for all decent people =to not be completely safe from being outwitted by the John Roberts and the Anthony Kennedys of this world who have been pampered and tricked by people who hate hate hate the moral imperatives that they believe are arbitrary rules from God, but which actually are, as well as being, to be plain, rules from God, the inescapable rules that people who care about other people have always lived by. (For example, Trump , a typical degenerate child of his age, did not figure out the issues of abortion and related issues until he was chronologically an old man,) Alito gets it, Justice Thomas gets it, Scalia did not completely get it but he followed the natural law most of the time which is almost good enough to get it, from that point of view. Kennedy got it once in a while). Trump, when we give him the (temporary) power to make executive decisions may or may not get it. One hopes he does. Millions of people can make Howard Stern look dumb, as Trump did – it is much harder to outwit the powerful people who support the wrong side of so many issues that are bad for the United States. We need to pray for Trump. as even if he wins he will face difficulties that he has no idea that he is unprepared for.

        howitzer daniel

        May 4, 2016 at 12:47 am

      • Re: Trump’s intelligence. On how Trump outsmarted a Japanese whale (gambling) by resorting to math experts. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/02/japanese-gambler-donald-trump-213635

        Curle

        May 4, 2016 at 10:02 am

    • “Cruz doesn’t have the temperament to be president, that’s obvious to me. I actually feel like I have more in common with Cruz than Trump, because we are both cerebral people. But cerebral people are often not the best people in leadership roles.”

      His “accomplishments” in the senate demonstrate that. As a Supreme Court Justice, I think he would be fantastic, but as a President? Not so much.

      Mike Street Station

      May 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

      • Cruz would be a historically great Supreme Court Justice. Trump has been top one percent for six decades now; I hope he has the balls and the smarts to nominate Cruz, who would be a top one percent Supreme Court Justice.

        howitzer daniel

        May 4, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      • Cruz would be a historically great Supreme Court Justice.

        Wha?? Cruz has steadfastly refused to acknowledge that he is ineligible even though that appears a flip flop from an earlier position a few years before it interfered with his political ambitions. Plus, a good justice has to work well with others and be able to persuade. Cruz is none of these things.

        Andrew E.

        May 4, 2016 at 11:03 pm

  8. Ever notice how Kasich answers almost every question by saying, “Look, …” A very healthy superiority complex, but I’m surprised he got so far in the “nice” Midwest with that kind of consistent condescension. What I’m saying is I hate the guy.

    West Coast IA

    May 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  9. Wow, Bernie won too it seems.

    peterike

    May 3, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    • Yes but that scumbag won’t go anywhere far. Its lions followers wet dream. It’s Trump vs Clinton. 🙂

      Wt

      May 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      • Trump v. Sanders would be meaningful debates. Americans would have to think about serious questions.

        Trump v. Hillary is going to be pointless. Trump will win, but we won’t learn anything in the process.

        bobbybobbob

        May 4, 2016 at 12:32 am

      • I mean… say what you will about Bernie’s policies but characterizing him as a scumbag is pretty questionable.

        The reason he is even still being talked about is almost entirely because of his ethics.

        Marc KS

        May 4, 2016 at 9:44 am

      • Bernie has no path to nomination, even if he wins all remaining contests. The only reason he is staying in is because he cant get off the gravy train of millions of donations, adoration and private jet travel.

        Yes pretty scumbaggy !!! 🙂

        wt

        May 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

      • bubblybubb is delusional to think Trump will beat Hillary. NY State has a large contingent of middle class and working class Whites, and yet Hillary managed to garner more votes than Trump from their hometowns.

        The repressive liberals have won and their indoctrination that the world is all about fairness, has taken Stockholm Syndrome to another dimension.

        And given the most successful and popular of Alpha White males are good with young women, most tread the liberal side – and this is a resounding defeat to the Republican party.

        JS

        May 4, 2016 at 11:43 am

      • “and yet Hillary managed to garner more votes than Trump from their hometowns”

        She beat this schlub. Do you really think Lazio is a good proxy for Trump?

        Curle

        May 4, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      • No, Sanders wants to push Hillary as far left as he can. Which is great, as far as we are concerned.

        gothamette

        May 5, 2016 at 7:42 am

  10. Is Newt Gingrich a potential Veep, or am I nuts for thinking that? Any other year I’d say too much baggage but Trump overshadows him there. He seems to have gotten on the Trump train a little earlier than most Republican pols, he knows how Washington works, and since he’s been out of office for a while he’s (hopefully) not too beholden to the various interests most Republicans are beholden to.

    zombiepaulkrugman

    May 3, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    • Gingrich is second to Lubio (???) on PredictIt at 12%, so you’re not alone.

      Lion will come around. The VP’s primary job is not to screw up — Gingrich can easily handle that, but he’ll also be a positive force in debates (better than Rudy G, for sure).

      Gingrich might actually be the first VP in history (or at least a long while) to actually do something productive by serving in a liaison role between the executive and legislative branches. Trump could certainly benefit from Gingrich’s experience and connections, but with Trump at the top, Newt will be immune to “insider” accusations.

      And Gingrich seems like a natural super-beta — the “clever and diligent” staff officer-type. He won’t chafe under Trump’s leadership.

      Who else is there to go with — Stuff-Your-Face Cucksick?

      VHS

      May 4, 2016 at 1:52 am

    • I think Gingrich mentioned his willingness to be VP a few days ago.

      Glengarry

      May 4, 2016 at 3:20 am

    • I hope so..the last thing Trump should do is cuck out and get a female or minority vp. He should pick a man who is even older, whiter and more conservative than he is. Why? Because he can. Gingrich is a great choice.

      B.T.D.T.

      May 4, 2016 at 7:02 am

    • Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani are both older than even Trump! Trump’s VP should mirror Trump’s policies on Mexican and Muslim immigration and be young enough to run for president herself in eight years.

      Mark Caplan

      May 4, 2016 at 9:01 am

      • I also agree that Ivanka should be VP. But unfortunately she’s ruled out by lack of prior political experience.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        May 4, 2016 at 10:55 am

      • Newt doesn’t have to be Trump’s running mate for two terms. After getting the Donald acclimated for the 1st term, a younger person (perhaps Joni Ernst or some other rising star) can be brought on board for the 2nd term.

        VHS

        May 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    • Actually Gingrich would make an excellent Chief of Staff. He knows everyone there and knows where the bodies are buried. He could be really helpful as both an adviser and pushing Trump priorities in Congress.

      Mike Street Station

      May 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

      • Chief of Staff is the worst possible job for Gingrich. Gingrich is great at setting a vision and talking about broader themes, but he’s too disorganized to be effective at Chief of Staff, which requires a lot of boring book-keeping and minding arrays of moving parts.

        Richard

        May 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      • I agree with this. Newt was really bad at running his campaign back in 2012.

  11. This is a very happy day for America and the world. Millions lives saved, wars averted, immigrants restricted. I’m also very happy in my own little way. Gotta eat something good to celebrate. Gonna make it yellow tail with scallion roll. Wow! This is capital!

    Yakov

    May 3, 2016 at 11:03 pm

  12. This primary season saw me abandon some websites I used to haunt, particularly http://legalinsurrection.com/ which is run by the neocon Cornell professor William Jacobson. This site has been on a non-stop jihad against Trump. You all should go there to see the spectacle wailing and gnashing of teeth. I haven’t seen anything this eve from Mssrs Will, Williamson, Shapiro, Kristol, Podhoretz, etc. but I’m sure they are posting their disappointment somewhere. Anyone know if all the state department neocons have endorsed Hillary yet as promised?

    Curle

    May 4, 2016 at 12:31 am

    • Well George Will endorsed Hillary more or less.

      Mike Street Station

      May 4, 2016 at 10:38 am

      • Great, one Old Maid endorsing another.

        All these delusional creeps think they get more than ONE vote.

        Nobody is going to change their vote because George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Lindsey Graham or lil’ Benny Shapiro hate Trump.

        Rifleman

        May 4, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      • George’s hideous wig has been cutting off blood flow to his brain for decades.

        fakeemail

        May 4, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    • I stopped following Ace of Spades and HotAir too because of the anti-Trump stridency. We’re in the midst of a re-alignment and relationships are clarifying. Within ten years I expect many, if not most of those names will be acknowledged Democrats, though right now they’re brave enough to only be Clinton supporters indirectly.

      Richard

      May 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      • Yup, I did the same. Too bad because I used to like Ace and Allahpundit a lot.

        Tarl

        May 4, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      • Ace of Spades has been idiotic, and he banned me for an HBD comment. I have no idea how conservatives convince themselves that HBD-denial is compatible with their other opinions. If HBD does not exist (obviously it does exist, though), then libs are correct that the differences in social outcomes are the result of injustice and intertia. If blacks and whites have the same brains then there’s plenty we can do to fix the current situation and we should spend lots of money on it. Conservatives who think blacks and whites have the same brains but don’t want to spend money fixing the social problems have no legitimate argument. Some of them understand what is really going on and are playing a game out of necessity, but people like Ace of Spades really are as delusional as they seem.

        Perturabo

        May 5, 2016 at 12:18 am

    • ” Podhoretz, etc. but I’m sure they are posting their disappointment somewhere”

      They won’t stop tweeting about it. They tweet constantly. It’s very sick. JPod in particular spends most of his life getting into fights with alt-righters. Doesn’t he have a magazine to run?

      gothamette

      May 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  13. Hopefully, this means Trump can pick whoever he wants for VP. Delegates aren’t showing up to the convention mentally prepared for a fight. They’re prepared to act like sheeple the way they normally do. And Cruz presumably stops fighting to pack the convention with his people now, so there will be fewer of those.

    Greg Pandatshang

    May 4, 2016 at 12:32 am

  14. Cruz’s only hope was a contested convention. After losing Indiana by nearly 20 and California widening to 30 it was obvious voters were consolidating around Trump and that he would absolutely get 1,237. I was pretty sure Indiana would be Cruz’s last stand after Trump swept New England last week.

    Now, Trump will spend the next 6 months abusing Hillary. That’s is going to be freaking awesome!

    destructure

    May 4, 2016 at 12:48 am

  15. Kasich is soon to announce his VP pick, Ms. Buttersworth. From there on out he’ll have the momentum to continue his strategy of locking up diners until the convention. When the delegates are all starving on the floor of the contested convention, he rolls in with a metric ton of flapjacks and maple syrup and seals the whole sticky mess.

    Panther of the Blogocube

    May 4, 2016 at 1:45 am

  16. TRUMP 2016.

    I also like it that Clinton now will have to fight a two-front war for a while.

    Glengarry

    May 4, 2016 at 3:27 am

    • That really was a great interview. Most interesting: he is an Evangelical Christian, who supports Trump. I have personally met several people who switched from Jeb! to Trump with no bitterness. This somewhat surprised me and then I realized that I had fallen into the internet meme trap, or perhaps it’s the MSM meme trap. The idea that most real people are as inflexible as the kind of people who comment on websites, LOL.

      I liked the way he neatly summed up the David French dilemma:

      “The contemporary conservative pundit is in a precarious position. On the one hand, he agrees with his liberal friends that the United States prior to, say, the 1960s was a frightfully bigoted and hateful place, full of all sorts of phobias and -isms and other such indefensible attitudes. On the other hand, he wants his liberal friends to respect the political and cultural principles we’ve inherited from that evil and benighted past. It’s a weak position, and I don’t think many people besides other professional conservative pundits find it very compelling.”

      This stuff is good enough to steal. It’s very wise.

      gothamette

      May 5, 2016 at 7:49 am

  17. Lion, rats posts were interesting. What’s new happening with rats? Let’s talk more about them. Fat people are losers, we don’t need to talk about them so much, but we should be nice to them because they hurt. I mean, it must be terrible walking around when you are like 100 lb overweight. Man, the thought makes me shudder. I’m asking everyone to be nice to fat people. I mean, generally nice, some need to be abused to motivate them.

    Yakov

    May 4, 2016 at 9:57 am

    • Why are religious and ultrareligious Jews, likely candidates for a weight loss program?

      I usually don’t find many Muslims with weight problems.

      JS

      May 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  18. http://gene-callahan.blogspot.com/2016/05/trumps-running-mate-will-be.html

    Gene Callahan makes a plausible argument: He’s not going to ask, “Who would be most qualified if I die?” (not that conventional candidates do, but they pretend to) but “Who can I be paired with that will give me the biggest boost in ratings?”

    The problem with this argument is that Oprah probably doesn’t want the job and there is no one remotely like Oprah.

    tbh, I would much prefer an off-the-wall choice like Winfrey rather than a boring attempt to placate Face the Nation like, say, a Kelly Ayotte or a Lincoln Díaz-Balart. None of them would make good presidents.

    Greg Pandatshang

    May 4, 2016 at 11:21 am

    • P.S. How about Trump/Beyoncé 2016? My racist uncle likes her. I don’t think there’s any downside.

      Greg Pandatshang

      May 4, 2016 at 12:32 pm

  19. Trump must decide between a VEEP who’ll enhance his electability/effectiveness, and one who’s assassination insurance. If he’s elected, they’ll try and get rid of him by 2020 or so.

    ricardo

    May 4, 2016 at 11:54 am

  20. Lion, Kasich has suspended his campaign.

    ricardo

    May 4, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  21. Kasich just dropped out.

    map

    May 4, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  22. I don’t believe Cruz is nearly as smart as people make him out to be. Often times a top Harvard student is a brilliant MIMIC. Yes, mimicry/memorizing is an integral part of learning, but the truly great go beyond mimicry into originality and inspiration. The weasels always stay simple butt-kissing mimics.

    Cruz showed how stupid and out of touch he was by tapping that witch Fiorina as his short-lived runningmate.

    fakeemail

    May 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    • Agreed. I went to an Ivy and while I was impressed and daunted by some students at first, by the end of my time there my illusions were broken. Students at these schools are often verbally astute & well read, but when it comes to real practical intelligence and decisionmaking they were no better than a normal person (very bad). Actually even worse because the concerns with status/virtue signalling leads people down destructive intellectual paths.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm

  23. Trump’s main nemesis was and is of course, Clinton, and now Sanders as well. All the lightweight rivals of hicksville have been soundly defeated.

    It’s a New York State of Mind at this point going forward. For all the NY-centric freaks, the umpire state now rules the World Series of presidential politics.

    JS

    May 4, 2016 at 2:13 pm

  24. Bernie Sanders was campaigning in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, just a few weeks ago, which seems like de ja vu with Barack Obama, just a decade ago. The difference is that this confused bunch were not as gung ho about social justice, in respect to racial minorities, as they did with Obama.

    Gotta love the propaganda!

    http://www.nytimes.com/live/bernie-sanders-washington-square-park/

    A deranged individual whom I unfortunately had the opportunity to encounter in real life, was on Facebook ranting how he loves Sanders.

    It’s really a small world after all!

    Furthermore, America’s capitalism and the love for a buck comes true for the Muslim Falafel makers near the park with its scores of attendees, hungry for a cheap eat after his long agreeable tirade.

    JS

    May 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

  25. In the distance was heard, “Tally-ho, Secretariat!” Then a receding whinny. And he was gone.

    Glengarry

    May 5, 2016 at 5:46 am


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