Wednesday, April 27, 2016


In a more than impressive fashion, Donald Trump swept all five Northeastern Primaries last night by huge margins over his final two competitors.  By the overwhelming victories, Ted Cruz was officially eliminated from winning the necessary delegates, (1,237), leaving him with no path to a first ballot nomination. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely," Trump said during his victory celebration.  Exit polling indicated exactly what Trump has said for several weeks:
"Exit polls on Tuesday told a similar story: 70 percent of Pennsylvania Republican respondents said the candidate "with the most votes in the primaries" should be the nominee if no one secures a delegate majority, rather than the candidate delegates think would be "the best nominee." In Connecticut, the number was 67 percent, and in Maryland it was 65 percent."
It will be interesting to see if Reince Priebus and the rest of the RNC are paying attention to the voters.  After Trumps monstrous win in New York the previous Tuesday, and now this dominating display, any other plot by the Establishment wing of the Republican Party would be certain disaster.

RCP average polling has Trump up by a small margin in the last state, (Indiana), that could prevent Trump from reaching the 1,237 delegate count to lock up the nomination outright.  But, after last night, those polls could change quickly in the winner-take-all contest, as Trump heads to the Hoosier State.

more to come...............

Update:  The Indiana Fight is ON, and it looks like Cruz and Kasich are losing:
"John Kasich may have agreed to cede Indiana to Ted Cruz as part of a coordinated strategy to stop Donald Trump, but Kasich’s top backers in the state say they’re frustrated and confused by the tactical maneuvering – and they have no plans to play along."
"Best laid plans of mice and men"?

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