Sunday, February 28, 2016

Week 12: "A Tuesday That's Super" (February 28, 2016)

Dear Readers,
This week has been a traffic jam on I-95 filled with news. I’ll help you make sense of all that’s happened.

Days until Super Tuesday: 2
Days until General Election: 254


Trump Endorsed by KKK, Christie
Donald Trump was endorsed by some notable individuals this week. New Jersey Governor and unsuccessful candidate Chris Christie endorsed him, for one. Considering some of the ways Christie attacked Trump, this came as a surprise to many. This is a desperate plea for Christie to remain relevant/get a cabinet position. Another group of individuals that endorsed him were... the Ku Klux Klan (and prominent member/former congressman David Duke). Trump accepted the endorsement with... not closed arms. He refused to disavow Duke’s endorsement specifically.

There was a debate, and nobody won. The moderators didn’t control the screaming, and the candidates did just that: Scream. Trump, Cruz, and Rubio yelled at each other until the closed captioners gave up. All three attacked each other relentlessly, and Kasich and Carson may have shown up, speaking for seemingly no time at all.

Rubio: “Maybe Trump Peed himself”
I’m going to let this quote tell the story for itself: “...First he had this little makeup thing, applying makeup around his mustache, because he had one of those sweat mustaches. Then he asked for a full-length mirror. I don’t know why, because the podium goes up to here. Maybe he was making sure his pants weren’t wet. I don’t know.” -Marco Rubio

The Nevada Republican Caucuses occurred! And... Trump got 46%. The GOP itself promptly gave up, and some of its members (see above) even endorsed him. If anyone wants to catch him, something has to happen fast.


South Carolina
The Democrats dueled in South Carolina yesterday, and Clinton walked out with 73% to Bernie’s 26.5%. This sure to be a bad moment for the Sanders campaign, and the nomination may effectively have been decided.

Super Tuesday:
ALABAMA: Trump +17
ALASKA: Trump +14
GEORGIA: Trump +8
OKLAHOMA: Trump +10
TENNESSEE: Trump +21
TEXAS: Cruz +5
VERMONT: Trump +17
VIRGINIA: Trump +3

ALABAMA: Clinton +39
ARKANSAS: Clinton +28
COLORADO: Sanders +4
GEORGIA: Clinton +30
MINNESOTA: Clinton +12
OKLAHOMA: Clinton +25
TENNESSEE: Clinton +33
TEXAS: Clinton +23
VERMONT: Sanders +77
VIRGINIA: Clinton +13

March 5th/6th (of course, these will be impacted by Tuesday’s results, so accuracy will be low):
KANSAS: Trump +18
KENTUCKY: Trump +15
LOUISIANA: Trump +22
MAINE: Trump +13
PUERTO RICO: Rubio +46

KANSAS: Clinton +18
LOUISIANA: Clinton +29
MAINE: Sanders +10
NEBRASKA: Clinton +27

Thanks for reading! Any suggestions/criticisms are welcome, just reply!

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