Watercooler 4/26 Open Thread: Acela Primary; He Should, She Should; Foghorns in MD; Go Bernie!
It’s often called the Acela Primary, where 5 Northeast states hold primaries today. It’s no surprise that the Trump train is predicted to sweep them all, leaving it mathematically impossible for Cruz to win the nomination on the first ballot. All but RI are closed primaries and all polls close at 8pm EDT: Connecticut (with 28 delegates), Delaware (16 delegates), Maryland (38 delegates), Pennsylvania (17 | Read More »
Watercooler 4/19 Open Thread: Apples & Worms; Kasich Who?; Trump Jet Grounded; Obama Creates Jobs.
The Big Apple Votes Today. Will Trump find it a fresh apple to bite into or will he find a worm in the apple of his eye, his home state? That’s the big question we want answered tonight. Trump must win big tonight if he wants to avoid a contested convention. Given the rules and his competitors, I forecast that he will indeed come close | Read More »
Watercooler 4/5 Open Thread: WI Votes; Photo ID Please; PayPal Flushes NC
Welcome to the Watercooler! All eyes will be on the battleground state of WI today with it’s 42 delegates at stake. The polling shows it will be a squeaker on both sides of the aisle. GOP Delegate Details 42 GOP Delegates Open Primary with Same day voter registration to vote Winner-Take-All by both statewide vote (15 total delegates) and congressional districts (3 delegates in each of the state’s | Read More »
Watercooler 3/29 Open Thread: Dem Govs. Run Amok; Food Police; Town Halls; Iran’s Winning.
Welcome back to the Watercooler. Lot’s happening today including a plane hijacking, a misdemeanor battery charge for Corey Lewandowski, a split SCOTUS decision and a nice endorsement by Gov. Walker for Senator Cruz. But that’s all been covered by Redstate writers so why cover it twice? Democrat Governors Run Amok Gov. McAuliffe Protects Planned Parenthood Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) scoffed at the Republican dominated legislature’s bill aimed | Read More »
Watercooler 3/25 Open Thread: Obama’s #1 Priority; Buying Made in the USA is Hard; Kerry Doesn’t Dance.
Welcome back to the Watercooler, your daily open thread diary. So what is Obama’s #1 priority? For the first time ever, he used the words “top priority” response to a question at a presser in Argentina: “You’ve resisted calls to alter your strategy for fighting the Islamic State and you said that your critics aren’t offering any better ideas. But the attacks keep happening. Did Brussels change | Read More »
Watercooler 3/22 Open Thread: Brussels Burns, Obama Fiddles; AZ & UT Vote; Neocon Hillary?
Welcome back the Watercooler on a somber day for too many but also a hopeful day for democracy as America continues to vote for the next presidential nominee. Brussels Burns, Obama Fiddles and Watches Baseball There is no good reason for Obama and his family to spend three days in the Communist paradise of Cuba. Is it just me to think that any other president would rush home after Brussels | Read More »
Watercooler 3/15 Open Thread: Super Tuesday Redo, Chaos in Cleveland?, Lecturer-in-Chief and Commie Cuba.
Welcome back to the Watercooler on Super Tuesday II. Will tonight’s results provide clarity or predict a forecast of cloudy with a chance of a brokered convention? Super Tuesday II Deja Vu After the last Super Tuesday on March 1st, Bush and Carson finally threw in the towel when they realized they had no way to win the nomination. Will two candidates quit after tonight if they | Read More »
Watercooler 3/8/16 Open Thread: 150, Robocalls, PledgeGate, Women and Pancakes.
Welcome back to the Watercooler and another election day in America. 150 Delegates – 1,056 and 44.69% After tonight’s 150 delegates are awarded in MI, MS, ID and HI, the RNC will have allotted a total of 1,056 out of the grand total of 2,363 or 44.69%. We’re not even halfway there yet! A quick guide for each state is as follows: MI: 59, Open Primary, 15% Threshold, | Read More »
Watercooler 3/1 Open Thread: Mass Exodus, Debating Debates, Carson & Rand Taking a Stand.
If it’s Tuesday, it’s election day in America and today it’s going to be SUPER! So let’s get started. Mass Exodus The one thing we’ve learned so far about this election is that voter enthusiasm in the Democrat Party is way down. But it’s getting worse for them, even in a deep blue state like Massachusetts, where nearly 20,000 voters quit the Democrat Party. From the Boston | Read More »
Breaking: Team Rubio All But Admits No Path to Victory and Awaits a Brokered Convention.
CNN broke the news about an hour ago that Rubio’s campaign manager told his top donors in a closed door meeting that he is preparing for a brokered convention. Telegraphing that your candidate has no chance to bank enough delegates between now and the last contest on June 14th to win the nomination is mind boggling. Rubio hasn’t won a single primary to date and with every | Read More »