Super Tuesday: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big


B00Mer
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Super Tuesday: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big



Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have moved closer to winning their parties' nominations with a series of victories in the Super Tuesday elections .

Clinton and Trump each won at least seven of 11 state races as they distanced themselves from party rivals and looked ahead to the November 8 presidential election.

Ted Cruz, a conservative senator, won his home state of Texas and Oklahoma as he sought to emerge as Trump's main rival.

Clinton's only opponent, Bernie Sanders, also won Oklahoma, as well as his home state of Vermont, Colorado and Minnesota.

Cruz desperately needed the Texas win in order to stay in the race, and was likely to keep campaigning as the only Republican who has been able to defeat Trump in any primary contest.

Still, Trump's wins in the South were a blow to Cruz, who once saw the region as his opportunity to stake a claim to the nomination.

Instead, he has watched Trump, a brash New York real estate mogul, display surprising strength with the region's evangelical Christians and social conservatives.

For Marco Rubio, who is also seeking to emerge as the main alternative to Trump, the night was disappointing. While Republican officeholders have rallied around him in recent days, he only managed to score a campaign win in Minnesota.

His long-shot hopes now rest with his home state, Florida, which votes on March 15, but polls show him trailing Trump there.

Trump won in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia on Super Tuesday.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and senator, won in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The wins reflected her strength in the South, where black voters are an important part of the Democratic base and overwhelmingly support her.

Voting was continuing in other contests or the races were too close to call.

Trump has stunned the Republican political establishment by emerging as the clear frontrunner, winning three of the four contests preceding Super Tuesday.

He has seized on the anxieties of voters angry at Washington and worried about immigration and an uncertain economy.

Using simple terms, and often coarse language, he has soared to the top of polls with his pledge to "make America great again.

Clinton, once seen as the all-but-inevitable Democratic nominee, has contended with an unexpectedly strong challenge from Sanders, a senator and self-described democratic socialist.

But Clinton, like Trump, had also won three of the first four races.

Signaling her confidence, Clinton set her sights on Trump as she addressed supporters during a victory rally in Miami.

"It's clear tonight that the stakes in this election have never been higher and the rhetoric we're hearing on the other side has never been lower," said Clinton, who is seeking to become America's first female president.

Trump, too, had his eye on a general election match-up with Clinton, casting her as part of a political establishment that has failed Americans.

"She's been there for so long," Trump told a news conference at his swanky Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. "If she hasn't straightened it out by now, she's not going to straighten it out in the next four years."

Delegate score

Candidates are trying to win delegates who will vote for them at the parties' national conventions in July. For Republicans, 595 delegates were at stake, nearly half of the 1,237 needed for the nomination.

Democrats were allocating 865 delegates, more than one-third of the 2,383 needed to become the nominee.

Clinton is now assured of winning at least 334 delegates on Tuesday and Sanders 145. Including superdelegates - party leaders who get to vote for candidates at the convention - Clinton now has at least 882 delegates. Sanders has at least 232.

Trump has won at least 139 of the delegates at stake on Super Tuesday, while Cruz has won at least 52 and Rubio 25. Overall, Trump leads with 221 delegates. Cruz has 69, Rubio has 41, Ohio Governor John Kasich has 19 and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has seven.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher, reporting from Stafford, Texas, said Trump continued to benefit from the split field in the Republican race.

"Ted Cruz believes that if you make this a two-man race he has a change of overhauling Trump, although that wouldn’t seem to be reflected in the results of Super Tuesday," he added.

"Marco Rubio has also asked the others to drop out and allow him to go head-to-head with Trump. So, while the field is so split, Donald Trump continues to rack up delegates. Of course Rubio and Cruz do as well, but in much smaller numbers."

Both Cruz and Rubio have launched furious verbal attacks on Trump in recent days, but some in the party establishment fear the anti-Trump campaign has come too late.

Republicans spent months largely letting Trump go unchallenged, wrongly assuming that his populist appeal with voters would fizzle. Instead, he has appeared to only grow stronger, winning states and drawing support for some of his most controversial proposals.

In six of the states voting Tuesday, large majorities of Republican voters said they supported a proposal to temporarily ban all non-citizen Muslims from entering the United States, an idea championed by Trump.



Super Tuesday: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big - Al Jazeera English
 
Icarus27k
#2
Yes. 2016 will be remembered as the year the Republican Party went crazy and nominated a comically weak candidate for President while the Democratic Party nominated the first woman President.

The Republican Party going crazy has been happening for decades, and it has to do with their inability to win and be respected in the Presidency. George W. Bush, the last Republican President (2001-09), is still widely seen as a failure and 1992-2000, 2008-2016 the Republicans have been out of the Presidency.

It's been a rough 25 years in Presidential politics for them, and their angst leads to them doing something crazy: Trump.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Super Tuesday: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big



Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have moved closer to winning their parties' nominations with a series of victories in the Super Tuesday elections .



Super Tuesday: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big - Al Jazeera English


Not exactly news!
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Not exactly news!

Looks like a Trump Presidency ..

He is beating Hillary in the polls.
 
mentalfloss
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Poll: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders both top Trump - CNNPolitics.com
 
EagleSmack
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Looks like the progs are getting a little afraid.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Don't be surprised to see Trump win. The taxpayers have had enough of the political class that has been bleeding them for decades. Just consider it a revolution.
 
Scooby
#8
What is interesting is that the membership of the Republican party is showing it's true colours. The buzzwords are " tired of being politically correct"
What is really happening is voting out of spite and anger.

I've talked to Germans who were part of the nationalist fever before WW2 that carried them to a bitter conclusion. They all have the same look and say the same basic thing, "you weren't there, you can't understand"

One must hope that Trump is just doing this to satisfy an egotistical whim and not for some ideological agenda, or America may finally implode.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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#9
MODS. Please merge the two threads.
 
EagleSmack
#10
Oh no.... not again. Libs comparing yet ANOTHER GOP candidate to Hitler.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Oh no.... not again. Libs comparing yet ANOTHER GOP candidate to Hitler.

I know, right? Why can't the Dumbocrats and liberals get a little more creative, and compare the GOP to Tamerlane, or Huyayna Capac, or Idi Amin?

Oh, right, they never heard of them.

Looks like my Rubio prediction's falling even faster than my Ravens Super Bowl prediction. Damn.

Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Don't be surprised to see Trump win. The taxpayers have had enough of the political class that has been bleeding them for decades. Just consider it a revolution.

Yeah, they'd rather be bled by businessmen.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Don't be surprised to see Trump win. The taxpayers have had enough of the political class that has been bleeding them for decades. Just consider it a revolution.


I think there would one main benefit for if he did................a lot less money would be squandered! Too bad more Americans didn't have your vision, Taxslave!
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Looks like my Rubio prediction's falling even faster than my Ravens Super Bowl prediction. Damn.


Listening to Rubio and Kaisach last night well they have this nomination wrapped up.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I think there would one main benefit for if he did................a lot less money would be squandered! Too bad more Americans didn't have your vision, Taxslave!

What makes you think that? Trump has a long career of squandering other people's money. Do you have any idea how many failed businesses he rooked investors and customers into?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

What makes you think that? Trump has a long career of squandering other people's money. Do you have any idea how many failed businesses he rooked investors and customers into?


Just a hunch, I've been wrong before! Remember, we're discussing politics here, which isn't generally too scientific! Anyway I'll stick with my feelings for now!
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Don't be surprised to see Trump win. The taxpayers have had enough of the political class that has been bleeding them for decades. Just consider it a revolution.

What revolution?

He's trying to become the Republican nominee.

He's not an independent.
 
Kreskin
#17
With Palin pushing Trump I'm surprised he didn't win Alaska.
 
mentalfloss
#18
They're having a revolution - against morons.
 
EagleSmack
#19
Wondering if Canada has some more room for these folks.

The complete guide to fleeing President Donald Trump's America



http://www.nydailynews.com/complete-...icle-1.2549397
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Don't be surprised to see Trump win. The taxpayers have had enough of the political class that has been bleeding them for decades. Just consider it a revolution.

Presumably Trump will raise tariffs on imports to build the Mexican wall. A tariff is a tax.
 
mentalfloss
#21
He would also be the president of the U.S. - an establishment.

He's also extremely rich - an elite.


None of this is revolutionary lol
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

He would also be the president of the U.S. - an establishment.

He's also extremely rich - an elite.


None of this is revolutionary lol

But he isn't a politician and that is all that counts right now with the American public .
That he makes your head explode is an added bonus .
 
EagleSmack
#23
And his head is indeed exploding!
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

But he isn't a politician and that is all that counts right now with the American public .
That he makes your head explode is an added bonus .

He's running to head a party. That makes him a politician.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

And his head is indeed exploding!

That certainly would be a positive side of a Trump presidency.
 
Icarus27k
#26
Hillary Clinton did as well as expected, but Donald Trump (while he did well) under performed. He lost more Super Tuesday states than expected, and a few of his wins were by smaller margins than expected.

This means the non-Trump Republicans have a case to stay in, and the Republican race is going to go on longer. And if you've watched the Republican race, it's not a good thing for the party, especially among moderate general election voters.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Icarus27k View Post

Hillary Clinton did as well as expected, but Donald Trump (while he did well) under performed. He lost more Super Tuesday states than expected, and a few of his wins were by smaller margins than expected.

This means the non-Trump Republicans have a case to stay in, and the Republican race is going to go on longer. And if you've watched the Republican race, it's not a good thing for the party, especially among moderate general election voters.

You mean the ones who are supporting Trump ?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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It is a mite strange that some folk think Mr. Trump isn't part of "the establishment." It's like saying George Soros or the Koch brothers aren't part of the establishment.
 
Sons of Liberty
#29
Trump serves a purpose regardless.
 
EagleSmack
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Icarus27k View Post

Hillary Clinton did as well as expected, but Donald Trump (while he did well) under performed. .

lmao. Roger that
 

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