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Cruz is out?

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CheerfulYank Wed 04-May-16 01:43:39

So Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee.

Is this real life? Is this my country?

What is happening? I know one person who supports Trump. ONE.

CheerfulYank Wed 04-May-16 01:48:23

Not that I wanted Cruz, of course. But dear God. I just don't understand.

Out2pasture Wed 04-May-16 01:51:01

many are frustrated with politics as it stands and a vote for trump in some way is a vote for change.

claig Wed 04-May-16 02:06:49

Not a moment too soon!
He looked like he was "out of it" from the start and now he's gorn.

claig Wed 04-May-16 02:28:56

Trump praised Cruz, called him "one tough competitor". Trump will now unite the party and thrash Hillary.

He said that unlike Hillary who said she would "lay off" the miners, that they "would be proud to be miners" again and that the miners will get back to work. It is over for the whole climate change agenda. The world's "leaders" looking on in sheer, utter panic.It's all over grin

claig Wed 04-May-16 02:34:46

Trump says "we're going to be saying Merry Christmas again" grin
The end of political correctness and that will spread to all our useless politicians over here too.

liinyo Wed 04-May-16 03:02:55

It is scary. We normally visit family in the USA every year (and have done since Obama was the front running Democrat candidate - happy days.`). I cannot imagine wanting or being able to visit if DT becomes president.

CheerfulYank Wed 04-May-16 03:58:10

Everyone says Merry Christmas! That's utter bullshit.

He doesn't care about the country, he cares about himself.

DoctorTwo Wed 04-May-16 07:04:32

I think that losing in a reasonably conservative state like Indiana made it inevitable that Cruz would throw the towel in. If the Democratic Party go with Hilary Trump will play what Thom Hartman called "The Woman Card". Polls have shown that Bernie will beat Trump, but it's close between Trump and Hilary as many voters drink up the bullshit their 'news' outlets feed them.

Mistigri Wed 04-May-16 07:40:21

Cruz was always going to be a terrible "anyone but Trump" candidate because most of his own party hate him, and he's nearly as divisive as Trump himself.

I saw a poll yesterday - sorry no link, can't remember where - which suggested that a signficant number of Republican primary voters would have abstained or voted Dem in the general election if Cruz had been the nominee. (The number of potential abstainers is even higher with Trump as nominee.)

Will be interesting to see if the Republicans can bring themselves to rally around Trump now. Who will be the first high profile Republican to say in public that s/he will not vote for the party's presidential candidate? Has such a thing ever happened before?

mamamea Wed 04-May-16 08:48:22

Trump will win easily against Hillary, who is every bit as unlikeable as he is, but lacks his charisma.

MorrisZapp Wed 04-May-16 08:57:51

How can this be happening? The Republican party need to look at their internal processes. What an utter embarrassment for them and for the USA. Kennedy, Clinton, Obama.... Trump.

You couldn't make it up.

pratiaalba Wed 04-May-16 09:00:25

I don't think charisma makes a scrap of difference- people will not vote Hilary because they could not countenance a female president.
Thank goodness Cruz has gone though. What a disaster for women he would have been.

CheerfulYank Wed 04-May-16 10:45:17

My hope is if he does get in (dear God, can that actually be a real sentence that I'm actually typing) he'll just be...well, what he is. A clown. A colossal joke that ends as quickly as possible. Not what he has the potential to be, which is evil and dangerous.

DoctorTwo Wed 04-May-16 19:37:16

I see Kasich has also quit, handing the nomination, in theory at least, to the bouffant idiot.

What I hate about the Democratic party race is that even if Bernie gets more delegates than Hilary the super delegates will most likely vote for her. It's hardly democratic to allow money to determine the outcome, but that's what passes for democracy nowadays, money buys power.

Mistigri Wed 04-May-16 22:03:47

Something extraordinary would have to happen for Bernie to get more regular delegates than Hillary. And in that unlikely event, there's no reason to believe that the super delegates would override the decision of primary voters.

(But it's a moot point because it's close to mathematically impossible for Bernie to win now. He is still in the race in order to push the Dems leftward, not because he expects to be the nominee).

STIDW Thu 05-May-16 00:16:44

Doubt he will become president though because he will bring out the voters - those on the other side. Trumps problem is too many people don't like him, & some really, really dislike him - not just Democrats but Republicans too..

CheerfulYank Thu 05-May-16 03:12:21

I feel like Bernie could beat Trump more easily than Hillary.

pratiaalba Thu 05-May-16 08:36:12

I concur, cheerful. However, Hilary does have sway with the Hispanic population, which counts for a lot in the larger states (pop wise).

CheerfulYank Thu 05-May-16 14:04:57

Yes. I want Bernie in the worst way but obvs will vote for Hillary if I have to.

BigChocFrenzy Fri 06-May-16 02:50:05

You afraid of this, cheerfulYank ?

2016: "Trump won't beat Clinton"

2017: "President Trump can't do that, can he?"

2018: "You watching The Hunger Games tonight? I hope my District wins."

mamadoc Fri 06-May-16 03:17:36

I just read the thread title and thought

'Gosh I'd no idea the Beckham's middle son was gay'

mathanxiety Fri 06-May-16 03:30:58

Hi Cheerful!

I too know exactly one Trump voter. I wonder if this election could have the lowest voter turnout ever.

lljkk Fri 06-May-16 06:47:14

Cheerful & MA: who do you think Trump will choose as running mate? DD & I speculated that Carson is certainly angling to be VP.

CheerfulYank Fri 06-May-16 07:31:51

Yes I am BigChoc. I posted that very thing on FB a few weeks back.

I have no idea who he'll choose! God. I shudder to think.

Math I know! Who is voting for him?!

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