The Fat Lady is Still Warming Up

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    As the colloquialism goes, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings. This is true of the 2016 primary race. Most of the chatter and speculation has been about which GOP candidate will run against Hillary Clinton. Indeed, the GOP candidate is not known at this time. What isn’t talked about much, is that the Democrat candidate is not certain either. Hillary Clinton is not a shoo-in.

    Clinton seemed to think she’d get the nomination, that she’d payed her dues, it was her turn. The 2008 election ought to have taught her to avoid such presumption. Perhaps she’s beginning so see that. It might explain why she deigns to take questions from the hoi polloi now and then. Trouble is, she isn’t doing herself any favors in doing so. The other day, someone asked her about contributions she received from oil and gas interests. Clinton’s response was to complain that she is so sick of lies!

    That’s not an answer. That’s whining. That’s not presidential. Do Democrat voters really want a kvetching victim to lead them?

    Though Democrat voters may be loath to admit it, surely some of them have to have had enough of imperial presidents. Bernie Sanders may not truly be a man of the people but at least he doesn’t have his chin so high in the air he can’t look the people in the eye when he talks to them. Sanders may have some delusions of grandeur, but at least he doesn’t stop traffic to get a $600 haircut at Bergdorf Goodman.

    When the crowds in Chicago booed her, Clinton was flabbergasted and certain that some sort of Right Wing conspiracy was behind it. Half empty venues didn’t clue her in to her lack of supporters, why would verbal expressions of disagreement? Meanwhile, Sanders yields the stage to caterwauling women of the BLM, not a Right Wing conspirator in sight.

    Even long time Clinton supporters are starting to question whether she has anything to offer other than, Angry Grandma who Sits Down to Urinate. Yes, Clinton is angry. She’s angry because she has to work for this nomination.

    Many voters are angry too. They aren’t turning out to align themselves with Clinton’s anger though. Sanders may not have anything new to say either, but instead of promenading within a rope held by armed men doing the queen wave, he’s doing the angry socialist spiel. The angry people who aren’t jumping on Trump’s anger wagon are going for the Bern.

    This primary is not over by a long shot. The fat lady is still in her dressing room.
     
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    The democrats, however, unlike the GOP, will vote en masse for their candidate.
     
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    The Fat Lady went to Weight Watchers 8 years ago. You really need to get out more often.
     
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    I concur! I am an angry conservative, so I can tell you there is a similar outrage being manifested on the other side as well. Voters of both political ilk are showing real disdain for their respective establishment leaders. Frankly, I will not vote for any candidate, but rather most certainly against either Clinton or Cruz...NO C's for me. And there just might be a way to keep both the awful C's out.

    If the republicans disregard the clear choice candidate per the primaries they will definitely lose in November. Voters like me, and especially those who actually ballyhoo Trump for president wIll refuse to vote for anybody but Trump. We will either not vote, perhaps childishly cut off our nose and vote for the Dem, or (this is my preference) support a Third party run by the Trumpster. Remember, I am no Trumpite, but I am sick of the worn out joke of a party, the Gop. As a note- I would discourage anyone from being loyal to any party in lieu of being true to your own dogma.

    So the conventional wisdom is that no 3rd party candidate can win, but we are already sailing a political ark in a sea like no other. Trump is 50% ahead of Cruz, his mouth is a boiling cauldron of vile, putrid muck, and the steamy ejects always land and sear his opponents. The closer the opponent is to the Republican establishment the more he is seared. Jeb-gone! Rubio tripped on his own tongue trying to avoid the scalding ejections. He's out! The armored suit Cruz built by calling Mitch "the ditch" McConnell a liar on the senate floor protects him, but does not allow him to advance. And John Kasich is a little gnat that merely survives by being to small to hit.

    But Trump can't win with Only the support of disgruntled conservatives, so look around the corner and down the street. There you will find another group who has had it with what their party is shoving down their throats. The Bernie folks hate Clinton the way Trumpsters hate the Republicans. Short of an indictment, these guys will have to vote for Clinton, not vote, or ( my preference) support a third party canidate.

    If Trump would wage a third party candidacy and ask Bernie to VP the ticket they could win, and in the process redraw the political lines. They can manufacture a platform to draw all people who hate the establishment.

    Somebody please get these 2 guys in a room.
     
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    The Trumpsters can vote for the GOP nominee or whomever they want. That is their right to do so.
     
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    First off welcome to the board.
    The liberal lies and islamic cowardice tend to run rather high here. One often times has a hard time telling the liberal cowards from the islamic liars here apart.

    You will be meeting them very soon I am sure. Again WELCOME!
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    Your premise of Cinton not being a shoo-in is the fatal flaw in your argument. The prediction analytics show Sanders has no chance of catching her. The remaining big states will all go to Clinton as will the super delegates. This is based on real data, not conjecture.
     
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