Super Tuesday is the Super Bowl of the presidential primary season. There are happy winners and gloomy losers. Tonight, forget the spin and you can even forget the results. No matter who else won what or where they won it, the only real winners are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Everybody else are merely varying degrees of LOSERS.
The Bern lost. The Cruz lost. The Rubio lost yuuuuge! The Kasich and the Carson don’t even matter because one guy is running to become someone’s vice-president and the other is selling books and building a brand.
Trump and Clinton are running the table everywhere except for Vermont (Sanders home state), Texas (Cruz’s home state) and Oklahoma where Cruz and Sanders both won. That’s something, I guess. Winning your own state doesn’t count. Losing it does.
Otherwise, how long can Marco Rubio play the “I’m the Alternative” to Frankentrump when he hasn’t won anything anywhere. Rubio is a dead man walking and when he loses Florida to Trump that’s the end for his thirsty, sweaty, no good, terrible, pretty bad campaign. Kasich and Carson? They’re so irrelevant they barely qualify as speed bumps for the Trump Express.
Sanders will go on and so will Ted “I’m the NEW mainstream alternative!” Cruz, but to what end? Sanders has proven he can win young people, progressives and nobody else. Cruz is still the same extremist asshole he’s always been. Both of them will soon go back to passing each other in the hallways of the Rayburn building and sneering at each other.
Looking forward to a brokered convention in Cleveland? Put down that pipe. It’s not gonna happen. The GOP establishment waited too long and planned too poorly to knock off Trump. The Field of 15 has been whittled down to the Final Five and there’s no endgame in the mix, no secret plan, no one waiting in the wings to take on Trump. There’s no one riding to the rescue of the Republicans.
Frankentrump is your reality, Republicans. How ya like him now? The Hildebeast is back, Democrats (if she doesn’t get indicted). How’s that make you feel? Better or worse?
Strange days have found us and it’s only going to get weirder as we go on.