What do you think of Mega Tuesday’s results?

“The GOP presidential field dropped by one candidate on Tuesday night, but Republicans are still no closer to uniting behind a nominee,” reports NPR’s Jessica Taylor.

Democrats, however, did get more clarity as Hillary Clinton racked up more wins over Bernie Sanders, extending her delegate lead and complicating the Vermont senator’s nomination calculation.

In the Republican race, Donald Trump dealt a fatal blow to the campaign of Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida who suspended his campaign shortly after losing his home state to Trump.

“After tonight it is clear that while we are on the right side, we will not be on the winning side,” Rubio told supporters in Miami.

The real estate mogul got a setback of his own in Ohio where sitting Gov. John Kasich beat Trump, taking all of the state’s 66 delegates in the big winner-take-all contest.

Overall though, it still ended up being a very good night for Trump, as he picked up wins in North Carolina and Illinois that could still give him plenty of delegates to make up for the Ohio loss.

Today’s Question: What do you think of Mega Tuesday’s results?

  • MrE85

    The world recoils in horror at the thought of a Trump presidency, and so should we.

    • David P.

      Unfortunately, yet strategically brilliant, Mr. Trump has painted the rest of the world as America’s enemies, which is red meat to his base.
      China, France, Germany, etc. expressing their concerns only reinforces Mr. Trumps message to his base.

      • MrE85

        “Base” is the perfect description of a Trump voter.

  • whitedoggie44

    Good that the avowed communist Bernie is falling behind though I am no supporter of Clinton MSNBC did a poll of millennial voters asking them the meaning of socialism. 70% did not have a clue. So we have clueless voters supporting a clueless candidate. As they call bernies program at the university of Chicago- vermonts voodoo economic program. Hope Kasich keeps winning

    • Ryan Johnson

      Maybe if FOX News and the like hadn’t been bandying the word about willy-nilly for the last eight years it would still have meaning.

      • whitedoggie44

        I don’t watch Fox news but I am quite educated regarding which economic systems create growth and which economic systems do not. I would agree, if you are an unskilled, uneducated citizen then confiscating income and wealth from others sounds appealing.

    • KTN

      In one of my political science classes a few years ago, there were two young men, one from Sweden, the other Norway. They were both very bright and articulate, and brought great perspective to the class. One day i asked them if they could define socialism as practiced in their respective countries, and they both sort of faltered, not because their English failed them, but because it’s not cut and dry. I’m guessing you can’t define it either, other than to paint Sanders as a commie (here’s a hint, communism and western socialism aren’t the same thing).

      • whitedoggie44

        I prefer to quote Winston Churchill, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

        • KTN

          That sounds about right if you lived in Romania curing the cold war, but not so much if you live in Sweden today – again, there is a difference between the brutal regime Socialism of eastern Europe and the more benign western Socialism practiced today by the Nordic countries.

          • whitedoggie44

            Sweden is a disaster. No economic growth, no employment growth and now negative interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy. Even t socialist in Sweden, unlike comrade Bernie, understand that if you have no incentive to work and produce, you will live all the government handouts forever. Socialism is a complete economic failure everywhere and I challenge you to provide accurate economic data anywhere in the world where it has created growth????

    • Ruckabumpkus

      If you are so misinformed that you consider “communism” and “socialism” to be synonyms, why should we listen to you?

      • whitedoggie44

        “The goal of socialism is communism” Vladimir Lenin

        When the radical left encounters resistence on their failed economic policies, is jail far behind for the opponents of socialism. Please read more on what has happened in Venezuela where socialism has devastated the economy so now the entir population live in misery.

        Bernie and his supporters never learned how to add and subtract. Eventually, you run out of other peoples money.

        • Ruckabumpkus

          Lenin’s views do not define modern-day democratic socialism. Your comment is an example of the slippery slope fallacy.

          • whitedoggie44

            Socialism is a failed economic policy and communism is a failed political system but there is clear evidence they share a common goal of government ownership of private property which should scare any American with an IQ over 60.

  • Halter Eggo

    Sanders supporter here – I’d rather abstain than vote for Hillary Clinton. She is pandering to the crowd, as always. She says whatever is necessary to get a vote. As soon as Clinton wins the nomination her statements will shift back to the right in order to appeal to the more conservative lot. Her inconsistency (speak not of her dishonesty) does not align to my values. I do not have faith in her as a candidate that will represent my best interests.

    Maybe I’ll still vote for Bernie Sanders as a write-in.

    • Sue de Nim

      If you do that, you may be choosing to let Trump win by default.

      • Halter Eggo

        So I’m supposed to be scared into voting for someone I don’t like? I don’t want either in the post. Voting for “which one is a little less terrible” is not how we should decide the fate of our country.

        • Sue de Nim

          I agree, we shouldn’t have to do that. Sadly, that is sometimes the reality. We have to deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it were.

          • Halter Eggo

            That’s not a great way to influence change.

          • Sue de Nim

            No, not a great way, just a practical way. How does casting a write-in vote for a candidate who can’t win change anything? Better to take half a loaf….

          • 212944

            “Better to take half a loaf than to see the bakery burned to the ground and wheat fields set afire and soil salted.”

            At least I think that is the old saying.

          • LilAsil

            Your ability to affect change is going to be limited drastically once you decide to throw your vote to Trump either on purpose or by default. Sometimes you gotta work within the system to change it. No one disagrees that change is needed but if Bernie can’t do it this time, shooting the whole kit and kaboodle in the foot in order to make a point won’t help it in the long run either. Battles and wars, Halter – sometimes you gotta loose the former to secure the latter.

        • 212944

          The one who is “a little less terrible” is still … less terrible.

          I have been voting in Presidential elections since ’84 and, frankly, have yet to be presented a candidate I consider to be a truly wonderful option in an election. Voting is always a personal compromise, but much of life is.

    • Ryan Johnson

      Nah, she’d have to toe Sander’s lines, at least some, unless she wants to be a one term president.

  • Rich in Duluth

    I’m disappointed that Sanders didn’t do better, but I’m hoping that the message has gotten through to the Democrats that their positions should become more progressive. A very large minority of Democratic voters clearly want the party to focus more on social justice, support for the elderly, poor, and disabled, women/gay rights, healthcare for all, affordable higher education, and reasonable taxation that supports important programs. Progressives want more collaboration with other countries with respect to foreign problems, clean, renewable energy, and no more wars of opportunity.

    Although I am a Sanders supporter, I will vote for Clinton in the national election. She represents the Democratic philosophy, which I see as advocating for the common man, certainly much more than the Republicans.

  • John O.

    Perhaps Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II would consider taking us back?

  • Sue de Nim

    I was never more embarrassed by my country than when we re-elected Bush after he lied us into the Iraq invasion. If Trump comes anywhere close to being elected, that would be even worse. His popularity is already giving the rest of the world pause. Electing Trump would prove us unworthy of the gift our forebears gave us when they established our constitutional republic.

  • Jim Hall

    Read Abraham Lincoln’s speech to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois in which he said, “If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” Electing Donald Trump would most definitely qualify as death by suicide.

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  • Gordon near Two Harbors

    I think if Trump becomes President, he will deeply regret it. And so will the rest of America…and the world.

    • Sue de Nim

      The rest of America, yes, but Trump himself has never been known to regret anything. His narcissistic personality prevents him from ever admitting he’s wrong or has any shortcomings at all.

  • lindblomeagles

    For Republicans, Mega Tuesday confirmed what I knew and told every blog I could find last summer – Trump is going to win the nomination. The moment he denigrated Mexicans with a racist statement, Trump gave the majority of Republicans a person they believe will champion their cause. For Democrats, it still isn’t very clear if Hillary Clinton can win in November. She continues to win states with modest to large numbers of minorities, but still struggles to win states with less diversity.

  • Ralphy

    I think by Bernie Sanders conceding Missouri, he is conceding the nomination. If I were a Democratic Party strategist, I would work on unifying the party, and going after the Senate.
    If Donald Trump doesn’t have enough delegates for a first ballot nomination come the convention, the GOP train that is already off the track will roll into the abyss. If I were a GOP strategist, I would focus my energy on the House and various state elections. The presidential election is lost, and so, likely is the Senate. Only the House has a chance, thanks largely to gerrymandering.
    If I was on Donald Trump’s strategic team, I would pivot from the trailer park and make some inroads with the country club set. I would also start looking for a job.