Yeah, but WI varies a bit:The Donald's losing steam. Awwww.....
Must be that non-stop pace and heavy bullet-proof vest.
Really, here in my neck of the woods, the only notable excitement seems to be coming from the Berner's. I think Bernie is gonna spank Hillary if the rest of the state is even close to the folks around here. All the other candidates are just ho-hum. No buzz in the air. Know what I mean Vern?
I knew someone would come through for us, with a thread!
Thanks, Rob! :cheers:
I'm going along with the conventional wisdom: I'm predicting a Cruz win.
I'm also predicting an inflection point in the campaign: Trump will not make 1237 (I've been predicting this likelihood, predicated upon Wisconsin, for several weeks).
I'm also going to predict a true contested convention, with a the very strong likelihood of Mr. Trump getting the boot. Once that happens, the nomination is anybody's, and I wouldn't doubt the delegates go for Spkr Ryan after multiple votes, because I don't see the delegates (who are party elite insiders for the most part) believing they will win with Trump or Cruz. Also, Ryan is the one guy that's acceptable to all GOP groups (except the Trumpers, for whom no one but Trump is likely acceptable).
When the T-Party darling's supporters are held-up as paragons of civility in relation to yours, you just might have some troubles! :mrgreen:CNN reports that only 32% of Republican voters are "angry" in comparison with a larger number who are "very dissatisfied." In the same exit poll, 51% of Republican voters feel betrayed by Republican leaders, 49% do not. CNN argues that this looks good for Cruz voters, because they are "less angry."
What that translates to is that they are very angry, very bitter people, but they haven't reduced themselves to injecting cocaine into their eyeballs, arming themselves with pitchforks and crossbows with flaming arrows. That's the difference between a Cruz voter and Trump voter.
Hah!You know, at some point, Republicans need to stop relying on Paul Ryan to bail them out on every problem they have. When Romney was having problems seeming authentic with angry Tea Partiers, they thought bringing up a slick young face would help. It didn't. When Ryan was the intellectual leader in the midst of dysfunction in Congress, Ryan was looked to to develop a solution for the budget and immigration. They didn't like what he sold them and threw his ideas on the floor like an infant not liking the baby food that night. When Boehner was becoming the leader the Tea Partiers loathed, they begged him to become Speaker. He reluctantly agreed. The guy's been Speaker of the House for less than 6 months and already you have a number of Republicans wanting him to save them from their own ineptitude to run for President of the United States without having run during the primary.
The way you led with that opening sentence gave me a chuckle, but you're absolutely right Fiddy!
Let's face it: Since the Bush administration, the GOP Primaries and their subsequent general election results have been ... well ... let's just say, "sub-optimal".And I say that with dismay, because they have absolutely no shortage of talent in the party. That's a charge you're supposed to be able to cleanly place on the Democratic Party, who has overwhelmingly neglected fostering a talent pool over the last decade. But no, this is the conversation we are having about the Republican Party--the same party who just gave over a dozen of its best politicians, of past and present, to run for office.
I think we pretty much predicted this accurately.
Cruz and Sanders will take WI tonight.
Let's face it: Since the Bush administration, the GOP Primaries and their subsequent general election results have been ... well ... let's just say, "sub-optimal".
The funny thing is: Realizing the atrocious Presidential Primary experience last cycle, the Party made changes in their debate and convention programs to eliminate the "Clown Car" experience - and look at the results! :doh
Well, the voters and Trump! :mrgreen:Except people made those charges about the candidates being bad. The candidates this time could in no way be seen as bad. An overwhelming majority of them were great candidates.
It's the voters who are the problem, not the candidates.