Coming in dead last in DC is a selling point

Coming in dead last in DC is a selling point

Nothing says victory quite like being the first Republican presidential candidate of 2016 to secure more than 50% of the vote in a state’s election. It took us 24 states to hit that milestone. And it was Ted Cruz who did it last night winning the Wyoming caucus with 66.3% of the vote. Now, in the interests of full disclosure, Marco Rubio did receive more than 50% of the vote in the territory of Puerto Rico last Sunday, but Cruz is the first to do that in a state. Prior to this, states were won with a plurality of the vote, but not with the majority.

Likewise, nothing says victory quite like coming in dead last among DC Republicans. Marco Rubio and John Kasich came in first and second in last night’s DC primary. But Ted Cruz came in last with 12.4% of the vote. Trust me. That’s quite a victory. In 1980, Ronald Reagan received zero percent of the vote in DC (which, by my calculation, means Ted Cruz is about 87.6% Reagan). George HW Bush won DC primary in 1980 with 66% of the vote. Rubio and Kasich both did about the same — 37.3% and 35.5% respectively (which, by my calculation, means Rubio and Kasich are only half as bad as George HW Bush).

To me, coming in dead last in DC is a selling point. If there was any doubt as to which of the four remaining candidates is the least popular among DC Republicans, there isn’t anymore.

In Wyoming, John Kasich is apparently about as popular as a fart in a small room. He walked away from the Wyoming caucus with zero votes — only seventy votes behind third place finisher Donald Trump.

We’re just a couple days away from Super Tuesday, Part Deux where three hundred and sixty-seven delegates are at play. Both Ohio and Florida are winner-take-all states. Illinois, a winner-take-most state. So this will be a day that could, depending on the outcome, break at least two of the campaigns.

To tell you the truth, I just don’t know how accurate polling is in Florida. Marco Rubio is head and shoulders above the other three in early voting, and Florida is a closed primary. This may be in Rubio’s favor Tuesday night. Ohio, on the other hand, is an open primary state. And though Kasich is popular in his home state, the fact that Democrats can skip their own primary and vote in the Republican primary instead leads me to suspect Trump has the advantage over Kasich.

But I’m not much of a prognosticator when it comes to stuff like that, so I could be completely wrong.

One thing I think is crystal clear is with each passing primary day, it is becoming more and more evident that this really is a two-man race — Kasich and Rubio’s presence at this stage is about as practical as tits on a bull.

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One thought on “Coming in dead last in DC is a selling point

  • March 13, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    This is one of the many reasons that I like Ted Cruz. He too is on the RINO Establishment’s Sh!tlist! Ain’t Life GRAND. Go TRUSTed Cruz, 2016.

    I heard Ted also won the single delegate from Guam. Hey the indiginous peoples of an entire island, and the associated micro-islands, know a good thing when they see it. Like SPAM and FANTA Orange Soda, the enlightened semi-cargo cultists are spot on. They can at least read the writing on the wall. Actually, I think pResident A$$hat in his benevolent wisdom is looking to axe Anderson AFB. The Chi-coms don’t want to be disturbed by those pesky “BUFFs” (Big Ugly Fat Fookers, AKA B-52s Strato Fortress) flying low-level missions over thier super-de-duper secret island making ops in the South China Sea. And Lil Barry is bending over to accomodate thier wishes again. Here kitty, kitty!

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