|Primary results for March 15, 2016|
Did you catch any of the primary results from yesterday's mini-Super Tuesday II? If you are a Hillary or Donald supporter, you were celebrating all evening long. Congratulations to Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump on their victories in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, and Ohio (Secretary Clinton). Congratulations to Gov. John Kasich on winning his home state of Ohio. Blogger would like to thank Senator Marco Rubio for his campaign. Senator Rubio formally ended his campaign last night after failing to win his home state of Florida, despite his wins in Minnesota, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. If you are a Senator Bernie Sanders supporter, you might be wondering what happened to all the momentum from Michigan? So is Blogger.
|Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders|
Sec. Clinton has 1,599 delegates in her corner to Sen. Sanders's 844 delegates. In order for Sec. Clinton to win the nomination outright, she needs another 784 delegates while Sen. Sanders needs another 1,539 delegates. The Sanders campaign are wondering what went wrong.
|Election worker in Ferguson, Missouri|
|Former Pres. Bill Clinton, 2016|
|Sen. Rubio, Mr. Trump, Sen. Cruz, Gov. Kasich|
|Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio)|
What does trouble Blogger is the potential of troubling Republican Convention this summer. By troubling, Blogger implies a riotous convention that has not been seen since the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. While the prospect of a nominee emerging after multiple rounds is not so bad, what is troubling is who the nominee will be. This has prompted some Republicans to consider forming a third party to counter the eventual nominee. The problem with this is that it would siphon votes away from both parties and throw the election to the House of Representatives or, even worse, the Supreme Court a la Gore v. Bush (2000). All Blogger can say is hold your breathe and hope for the best.