From Polls to Real Votes - Selecting a Candidate Beginning February 1, 2016
The bumpy but up-hill ride for Trump
Donald Trump was not the choice for the Republican establishment from the beginning of the journey and prominent members are still in a dither about his continuing success. These are the so-called moderates whose activity often spells the death of a campaign that might have been successful. Their chosen candidate does not win. Witness the campaigns of 2008 and 2012.
Linked from Drudge, The Hill, Nov. 27, Niall Stanage, “The demise of Trump’s candidacy has been predicted by centrist Republicans and the media alike virtually since the day it began. But there is no empirical evidence at all to suggest it is happening…Trump has led the Real Clear Politics(RCP) polling average in a virtually unbroken spell for four months…his lead over the rest of the GOP field has expanded since the terrorist attacks in Paris, and it becomes clear why anxiety among many Republican critics is reaching new heights.”
“He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front- runner” said Ron Bonjean, a consultant and former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.”
Two more debates are scheduled. The first will be on December 15, 2016 in Las Vegas. The next will be in January, four days before the caucuses begin.
Translating poll numbers to real votes
Righteous anger is the vehicle voters often use who agree with the candidate and are passionate in their support of him or her. It is not only a head issue but it is primarily a heart issue. They really care about what they believe. They can see their candidate fulfilling their hopes. They see their candidate moving forward with proven skills to make this happen. This is a probability, way beyond a possible dream.
“Clinton wins union endorsements but still struggles to win over hearts,” Reuters.com/article 2015/11/27, Luciana Lopez
“Clinton may have little trouble securing the Democratic nomination…but the passion gap indicates Clinton has more work to do wooing union workers.”
Voters at a Family Thanksgiving Dinner: Typical Topics of Conversation - Politics and Sports
Social media is buzzing with stories generated by “the family wise men.” Here is one of them: The family of 20 gathered for dinner at Grandma’s house. After discussing who was going to win the football game, Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles the topic shifted to politics.
Many of the people claimed they were supporting Donald Trump. Since there were as many die hard Democrats and fewer Republicans two of the sisters were shocked. They left the table to go outside for fresh air. They tried to sort out what was happening but decided to figure this out on another day.
IT’S NOT THE VOTES THAT COUNT, IT’S WHO COUNTS THE VOTES
Yes, our subject is about honesty and integrity at the polling places on Election Day.
Sometimes the alleged front runner in a political contest just quite can’t make it across the victory line. He or she then becomes an “also ran.”
“Heart-broken” for sure… let’s look at that fearless fighter, wealthy business tycoon, Donald Trump, also known as The Donald.
Why not? He is unique—unless dear reader, if you or someone in your circle could find another politician his equal or one who is many times better.
Don’t be shy. If you are the one and only, let us know immediately.