Leavenworth St. prediction:
Not bad, eh?
(Similar guess was “midtown guy” in Comments section.)
Need a breakdown
But it is all, “guess” even more than “prediction”, right?
And I note that, because all of the predictions are actually guesses (in the broader, unknown sense) after Saturday’s vote.
Drudge says it’s Trump vs Hillary. Hugh Hewitt says…
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) February 21, 2016
I would assume that he has had his staff or saw someone else break down every state to come to that conclusion, but I haven’t seen it. What I have seen is that Trump is ahead in 10 of the next 14 states.
In Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s home state, Trump trails him by 6.7 percent, meaning he could still grab a chunk of the state’s 172 delegates.
Trump is currently ahead with a total of 61 delegates, 50 more than Cruz. The eventual nominee will need 1,236 out of 2,472.
What I haven’t really seen is a scenario where Trump DOESN’T get to 1,236 before the convention. Again, I’m always looking for this stuff, so if you see a full 50-state breakdown, please send it my way.
Otherwise, it’s all just a guess.
Revenge of the Red Hats
And you know who else is getting in on all things Trump?
This time, Mrs. Joe Ricketts surfaces:
(Marlene) Ricketts gave $3 million to Our Principles PAC — a group managed by Mitt Romney 2012 top aide Katie Packer, dedicated to destroying Trump’s candidacy — accounting for nearly all the funds the PAC raised in January. Our Principles sent anti-Trump mailers and ran Trump-bashing ads before the Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina contests.
You’ll remember Marlene Ricketts from when she did an entire ad for her son Pete –jamming the red hat onto his head back in 2006:
The Rickettses were big Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker supporters back when he was the early favorite. Since his drop out, there hasn’t been a big push from them for any other candidates.
There was some word that they were going to back Marco Rubio, and that could still very well be the case. But in the mean time, they are going hard anti-Trump, with Mrs. Ricketts’ name on the checks.
That should be some Twitter-war coming.
Moments after this post went up, this Tweet came up from…The Donald!
I hear the Rickets family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $'s against me. They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2016
“They have a lot to hide!“???!
Ruh-roh. This could get interesting…
Winner will Take All?
Don Walton makes a good point in his Monday column about the likely Winner Take All vote in the Legislature:
(Last year) a motion to invoke cloture to end a filibuster fell two votes short on a 31-18 vote.
All 13 senators who were Democrats plus Ernie Chambers, the one registered independent, voted no. They were joined by four senators who are Republicans: Ebke, John McCollister, Kathy Campbell and Paul Schumacher.
One of those 18 votes was cast by Jeremy Nordquist, a Democrat who no longer is a member of the Legislature. He has been replaced by Nicole Fox, a Republican.
So where will that leave WTA?
And how firm with current Republicans stand against the Democrats who originally wrote the law so that they could break off a 2nd District Elector in the traditionally Republican state?