Thursday, 25 February 2016

Still Report #642 - Trump is Inevitable

According to the Washington Examiner, every Republican candidate who has won both New Hampshire and then South Carolina has gone on to become the Republican nominee.
Although skeptics point out that Trump won by a smaller margin than most polls showed. However his margin of victory was 10%. Do you know what the definition of a “landslide” is in American politics?
Yes, a ten percent spread is defined as a landslide – and that’s in a 2-way race. In a 6-way race, no matter how you cut it – that’s an overwhelming landslide.
And that’s despite the fact that even the Pope took a shot at Trump 2 days before the election – totally unprecedented in American politics.
And that’s despite the fact that Trump is a political novice.
That’s despite the fact that Cruz has been organizing for an entire year is South Carolina – the most evangelical state in the nation.
That’s despite the fact that Rubio was endorsed by a wide array of major political figures in the state.
And that’s despite the fact that of the 36 million dollars the 6 candidates spent on the South Carolina race, Trump only spent less than 2 million! Talk about fiscal conservatism! Who spent wisely among this group.
Finally, one last point. There is one statistic that you rarely see in the news, but which political insiders keep close tabs on – cost per vote.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2016.]

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