Absolutely nothing! On both the Democratic and the Republican sides, Indiana is the largest delegate haul between Pennsylvania last week and Jersey/California on June 7. If either race were still a race, that would be kind of a big deal. But on the Democratic side, Hillary has already pivoted to the general election, beginning with her victory speech last week. On the Republican side, the Manafort coup was successful in that Trump has stopped hemorrhaging delegates to Cruz that he already thought he won, while the latest episode of John and Ted’s Excellent StopTrump Adventure didn’t even survive its first day, because everybody wants to stop Trump, but not as much as Everybody Hates Cruz, and Kasich is delusional.
Polls indicate that Bernie is close to Hillary in Indiana, but generally outside the margin of error. As we discussed last week, after Acela Tuesday, and after extrapolating the (still!) outstanding WA results, Hillary is indeed leading by about 300 pledged delegates. Including super delegates, that lead expands to near 800, and Hillary is now within 200 delegates of the nomination. She could lose each and every the remaining contest by 30 points, and still win the pledged delegate race.
Donald Trump could still, theoretically, be denied the nomination, but not before the convention. As he is the only candidate NOT mathematically eliminated, and leading in all the polls, I’m declaring this one “game over,” as well, until Cleveland. Remembering that Everybody Hates Cruz, it’s doubtful that the GOP would like to further destroy their party by dumping the guy with the most voters and the most delegates in favor of ANYONE, but especially for God’s Cubanadian. Still, Cleveland will be must-see TV for politi-junkies like us; has major party convention ever needed a 7-second, bleep-able delay before?
But just in case you think you can get away with anything, you should know that free speech is now stifled, dissent is now outlawed, and everyone must speak nicely about me, because Donald Trump has show us the way.
In just a little while, I will be getting on a big boat that will take me to a beach somewhere. I will not even be thinking about you.
I will be gone a week. Generally, you guys are unaware when I travel because there’s wifi everywhere. Except on big boats. I won’t have email because I do not want to be pestered. My travel mates and I made a deal – no damn email or phone calls. I might – maybe – have wifi on a shore excursion. Other than that, all we have is Facebook only because we want show off. So, don’t send me email for a whole damn week.
So, DaChipster is taking over for this week. Enjoy!
Meanwhile, consider this a Talk Amongst Yourselves thread.
I want you to see this clip from Fox News. I can really get behind the blonde (the one of the right – everybody is blonde on Fox) who suggests that they just pray this year and leave it up to God to pick the right candidate. Her name is Ainsley Earhardt.
Yeah, that’s what they need to do. That’s a real good idea.
Former House Speaker John A. Boehner described Senator Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh” during a forum at Stanford University on Wednesday and said that he would not vote for the Texas Republican if he is the party’s presidential nominee.
That didn’t seem to cover all the points, so he added …
“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends,” Mr. Boehner told David Kennedy, an emeritus history professor, at the event. “I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
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