The LuLac Edition #3203, May 3rd, 2016
Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton tonight in Indiana. Sanders has a way to go to get the nomination and tonight’s win did not hurt Clinton numerically. But the optics of a Trump near clinch of a nomination as Clinton still tries to get her majority is just not good.
I heard a fill in talk show host, a woman, on WILK say this evening that she is no longer interested in the race now that her candidate Bernie Sanders has no chance. This type of “vanity candidacy” really is not very productive. It is said that the Sanders people will not vote for Clinton and stay home.
Go ahead. Pout.
Go ahead. Be big babies and hold your breath and stomp your feet.
But don’t come crying when because of your lack of support and non interest in the Clinton campaign……you see the Supreme Court and every advance made during the last eight years stripped away.
The next President will pick the next Supreme Court. And since your “precious” Bernie Sanders can’t do it, do you really want a wildcard like Donald Trump to have that power?
Donald Trump has won the Indiana Primary. It appears that he will be on his way to the Republican nomination. Trump will get to 1237 but what happens after will be a big problem for him.
Trump may have some politicians like Lou Barletta, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina and Tom Marino. But the people who are the money men of the party will not release the purse strings. You may see a billionaire lose the money game because the Clinton people will target and attack his stands on Women, Immigration and even Foreign Policy.
Donald Trump may win the Convention but you’ll see how he’ll do when the money men like the Koch Brothers channel their money into the under cards (as my friend Dr. David Sosar is fond of saying) of House and Senate seats.
There may be a way for Trump to get the Presidency but it will depend on the ability of the American people to believe Trump’s vagaries and the fact that people want change….at any cost. The Democrats will come in with at least 230 Electoral votes of the 270 needed to elect a President. But the caveat that Trump presents if he can carry states like Ohio, Michigan, Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania. If Trump carries these states, the Democrats might be in peril. And don’t think the Obama/Clinton teams aren’t ready for that.
Ted Cruz dropped out this evening but left by espousing all of his beliefs. He did not mention Donald Trump by name. Trump in his speech called Cruz courageous. Cruz is building for what he and his supporters hope will be a future after Rump.
But two women on the ticket? Don’t forget the Clintons picked Al Gore in 1992 when it was unheard of for two Southerners to run together. Warren can inoculate Clinton from Trump’s attacks to a certain extent.
In effect Trump dared Hillary. If she weren’t a woman she’d be at 5%. By doubling down, Clinton will make this an election about gender. A gender that has been a long time coming.
There are people who say that Clinton might not be comfortable with Warren. JFK and LBJ come to mind. As a good friend of mine from Colorado has said, “The Clintons will feel comfortable with anyone who will help them win.”