Saturday, January 9, 2016

Could Donald Trump win this thing?

After reading Mark Steyn's article today, I thought about this scene from Godfather II:
Michael Corleone: I saw a strange thing today. Some rebels were being arrested. One of them pulled the pin on a grenade. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren't.

Hyman Roth: What does that tell you?

Michael Corleone: They could win.
This was the big Drudge headline today: Donald Trump is drawing 20% of Democrats?  While Lindsay Graham and Jeb Bush will probably vote for Hillary Clinton over Trump (assuming he gets the nomination), US News and World Report reports on a Mercury Analytics poll that says a lot more Democrats will defect from Hillary. We also have the economy going in the wrong direction (which hurts Hillary a lot more at this point as the incumbent presidential party).  

Then you have the man the GOPe hates even more than The Donald: Cruz is still doing well in Iowa

DaTechGuy/Baldilochs: Stupidity and how to recognize it (and she's got more Godfather references)
Over the top, sure. Effective? I suspect so...

American Power Blog: Roger Simon: In your heart you know he is right (with actions like this by ISIS, yeah, most people will think he's right)

RedState: strieff take this to mean a mixed blessing (if Trump is drawing Democrats, they can't help him in most of the GOP primaries).  Maybe.  I think there is also truth that the GOPe hate Cruz so much they would rather see Trump win.

EBL: Germany and Merkel reap what they sowed, Constitutional Showdown, and Ready for Hillary 2016
American Power Blog: Trump beats Hillary head to head
Hillary may never get charged thanks to Obama and Lynch, but it is going to get worse and may doom her campaign.
DaTechGuy: Even if Donald Trump does not win, he is helping the GOP win
Rush Limbaugh: Eilites realize Trump could win


  1. So far, I like it. Trump sucked up all the oxygen for the establishment. What's left is Trump, Cruz, Fiorina, Carson, and Rubio. 3 out of 5 chance we will get a more conservative candidate. Trump will at least move the Overton window. Bush is done. He is only in to try and suck up the remaining establishment dollars, so there will be some power to negotiate.

  2. If Trump can win back the Reagan Democrats, as well as get even 10% of the black vote and 40% of the Hispanic vote, the Demos are toast.


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