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Join Jim and Greg as they hammer New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for referring to COVID as a metaphor and for continuing to portray himself as some sort of disease conqueror when his state suffered far more than any other. They also discuss John Kasich crossing over to endorse Joe Biden and why his arguments that Biden won’t cave in to the far left has already been proven false. And they have fun with Albion College’s insane rule that students have to stay in a 4.5 mile perimeter for the entire semester.

Rob Long is in for Jim today. Join Rob and Greg as they welcome encouraging news about a coronavirus vaccine. They also unload on the United Teachers Los Angeles union for wanting Medicare for All, a moratorium on new charter schools, a wealth tax, and defunding of police before they’re comfortable going back into the classroom. And they have fun with the most predictable news of 2020…John Kasich will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are surprised to see prominent Trump critics David Brooks and John Kasich saying Democrats are moving way too quickly on impeachment. They also get a big laugh out of New York Times podcast host Michael Barbaro demanding that people leave the children of political candidates alone – while specifically referring to 49-year-old Hunter Biden. And they roll their eyes hard as Prince Harry says he has trouble getting out of bed some days because he is so concerned about the future of the planet.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America point out the Senate hearings on Michael Flynn produced nothing that wasn’t already known but agree it’s a good thing President Trump removed Flynn after just a few weeks on the job. They also sigh as John Kasich offers a long-winded explanation about why he can’t speculate about running against Trump in 2020. And they discuss the rise of politically-driven divorces, primarily by couples bitterly divided over Trump.

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John Kasich, Republican governor of Ohio and failed presidential candidate, is no stranger to delusions of grandeur. According to a friend close to the Columbus political scene, Kasich was saying he still had a chance to win the nomination just 2 days before the Republican convention. When told that it was nonsense, he allegedly slammed […]

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In ancient times (before the Florida Republican primary) Rubio supporters tended to characterize their favored candidate in practical, if not cynical terms, explaining that the Florida senator was the GOP’s best shot Republicans had at defeating Hillary. But was this an open and honest assessment of Rubio or did a sizable portion of Rubio supporters see him not just […]

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Trump’s support is from a loud, obnoxious and generally unthinking minority of about one-third of those claiming to be Republicans.The other two-thirds don’t like Trump, don’t want Trump and generally, I suspect, detest Trump as an ignorant, lying, con-man. Why do the Trump fans support him when it is clear Trump would lose big in […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Snapshot from the Utah Caucus

 

shutterstock_233423854I wanted to share this after returning from my local caucus. I won’t belabor the details, so here’s the quick takeaway: Senator Ted Cruz had a good night in my precinct — as he did statewide — fueled largely by the #NeverTrump movement; but, if the nomination’s not in hand by the convention, he might be in trouble. We had one person who spoke on behalf of Donald Trump, two who spoke for Governor John Kasich, and six who spoke for Cruz. But only three three of the pro-Cruz speakers were solidly in Cruz’s camp; the others were actually Kasich people encouraging votes for Cruz to stop the Trump Train.

If what’s happening in my precinct is at all representative of what’s going on elsewhere in the country, Cruz will have an even tougher time winning a contested convention than it might seem at first. Both of the state delegates my precinct elected said they were running because they wanted to be delegates to the National Convention, and they said they would support Senator Marco Rubio and Kasich (respectively) once they were freed to vote their minds after the first ballot.

I put myself forward as an alternative, not because I wanted to be a delegate, but because I thought Cruz supporters should be able to vote for someone who planned to support “their guy” at convention. It didn’t happen.

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So now that we know how the “Ides of March Primaries” (if Trump had lost all five states I doubt that’d be the Ricochet nom de journée) treated all of our candidates let’s get back to the math. To lighten up our usually dry analysis I’ll give you some musical numbers to help you through our think-piece. Of […]

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Our spreadsheet battles are heating up again and worse they’re getting too large to look at in a screenshot. Not that I will let that stop me in any way mind you! So here’s your vanilla updated spreadsheet: Preview Open

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While I’m not as terrified as some of a Trump presidency, I’d much prefer a Cruz/Rubio ticket. But it looks as though I may need to engage in a little strategic votery on the 15th. According to the RealClearPolitics average, Kasich is the best bet to take delegates out of Trump’s pocket. So, even though […]

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One of the nice things about obsessing over the horse race is you get to obsess over things outside your control without considering the broader implications. So here’s your spreadsheet update on vote totals (hopefully correct the first time this time!): Preview Open

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Nevada is over and we’re heading into Super Tuesday or the SEC Primary depending on which term you prefer this cycle. Donald Trump is busy warming up the fat lady and dragging a bow-tied pig in white gloves towards center stage with another smashing victory. Despite the fact that the GOP Nevada caucus was apparently chaotic, […]

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After taking a weekend to collect my thoughts and give myself a pat on the back about the effects of Nikki Haley’s endorsement of Rubio getting him second place in South Carolina let’s get down to brass tacks: What does it all mean?

Obviously it means a reprieve for Rubio, who successfully battled back from 5th place in New Hampshire, and another win for Donald and a big one; in a split field, he’s got the nomination on lock. Was it a terrible body blow for Cruz to come in third (politics goes by Toretto’s law, so don’t talk to me about ties)? Let’s go candidate-by-candidate again to take a look at how this can play out in the coming weeks before Nevada.

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The South Carolina Primary: What to Watch For

 

shutterstock_371093699The New Hampshire primary had me eating crow with Kasich’s second place win: I bought the conventional wisdom from the polls that Rubio was going to come in second on his way to working the 3-2-1 strategy that his campaign was pursuing to the nomination.

But the post-New Hampshire spin has largely ignored Katich’s Kasich’s second place victory, since everyone was concentrated on the smashing Trump win and Rubio’s slide. As I expected Rubio’s, rebounded in the polling from his New Hampshire loss and seems to be in a strong third and possible second place in South Carolina.

I’ll bullet my three scenarios and then lay out probable spin based on placement for each candidate. I’ll be considering all February polls per RealClearPolitics. Sadly, we do not have an Emerson poll ready for South Carolina since they nailed Iowa and New Hampshire (relatively speaking).