Trigger (heh) warning: This post is political in nature, from a conservative point of view. It does not follow the liberal narrative because I believe that narrative is stupid. This post is not about my normal recovery and cycling stuff. You have been trigger (heh) warned.
We all know there’s no way Donald Trump should be where he is in the primaries. He’s brash, he’s anything but polished… Somehow he’s what Republican voters want this goaround.
As I have made abundantly clear previously, I am no fan of the Donald but he’s better than the socialist or the liar. By a long shot, and that’s saying something.
I do, however, understand the sentiment behind his popularity. The average Republican, just the average Republican is a doer, not a sheep. While leftist Democrat politicians can get away with promising the moon and delivering the same old tired, failed bloated bureaucracies that worsen the lives of their constituents, Republican politicians are actually expected to get results and the results we’ve seen so far aren’t all that impressive. There’s no doubt they have a tougher road. In fact, Republicans have it double tough compared to your typical left-wing politician; selling freedom is much more difficult than selling free stuff.
Where this election cycle gets really fun is with Bernie Sanders. Bernie isn’t all that far left of Hillary Clinton but there is one big difference: Bernie Sanders actually believes that crap.
Let’s face it, the establishment let him run because he was unelectable and everyone knew it. I mean, come on, he identifies himself as a socialist… In America. But, he caught fire with the “Gimme free college or gimme death” crowd. All of a sudden you had urchins with “Feel the Bern” signs (and they actually meant that as a good thing), decent crowds and Bernie virtually tying Hillary in Iowa. Bernie then got trounced in South Carolina but won handily up north… Then we get to Super Tuesday, Hillary has a good day but Bernie does fairly, considering. However, as close as they should be in delegates, Hillary is leading by more than 600 delegates. 1,066 to a mere 432 last I saw. Contrast that with the right. The delegate count is, at least so far, evenly spread amongst the four contenders remaining: Trump has 329, Cruz has 231, Rubio has 110 and Kasich has 25.
The difference, of course, is Superdelegates. The will of Democrat voters matters little because the party controls who gets to win. Another way to look at it, the Party dictates, with magical delegates, who gets to go up against the Republican in the big dance. In terms of actual votes, the two are neck and neck:
Democrats use Superdelegates to counter the will of its voters. This, of course, shouldn’t be a surprise to those voters. As the left makes painfully clear, their politicians know better than the voters and therefore they can’t have you messing up their idea of the way things should be. In the Republican party the will of the people reigns, not the will of the party and this is exactly as it should be, and why Trump is such a pain in everybody’s ass.
This isn’t to say the Establishment Republicans don’t have a say, they do as will be apparent come convention day. Word has it Cruz is up over Trump in Kansas. Where this gets really fun is the Establishment doesn’t like Cruz either. I can’t wait for the convention.
Somebody pass the popcorn.