trump losses primary

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  1. Peter

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    Congrats to the Canadian
     
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    The primaries are not over yet guys.

    Trump did pretty good in a state that hasn't given much support.
    Cruz: 27.67%
    Trump: 24.30%

    Delegates:
    Cruz: 8
    Trump: 7

    New Hampshire is up next. Trump is leading by large margins there.

    Let's see how he goes on Feb 9 :cool:
     
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    The three way split may favor Trump in the next primary.
    Voters for the third place candidate could swing away leading to a more head to head battle as they want to 'make their vote count'.
    But meh I could be wrong.
     
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    Rubio doesn't get a mention, but he is now the front runner to get the Republican nomination.

    Yes. You heard it here first!
     
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    What's so good about people voting for an establishment candidate?
     
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    That article is more about Goldman Sachs preferred candidate...

    Though I will concede that Goldman Sachs is "establishment" and Rubio is the strongest establishment candidate, but it is the stumble of Trump and the close 3rd of Rubio in Iowa which has firmed him as the overall favourite to get the republican nomination.
     
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    So a close third is a winner to you?
     
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    That would be an over-simplification.

    We will probably start seeing a more unified establishment rallying behind their strongest candidate now and we should expect to see MSM giving Rubio a lot more exposure.

    This is far from over yet but I know for sure that the power elites aren't just going to roll over for the likes of Trump and Cruz.
     
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    So basically what I interpreted from the Bloomberg article I read, dumping Bush and pushing Rubio....
     
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    I am sure that you were able to connect the dots, so yes.

    I guess I was just summarising the conclusion for those without crayons :p
     
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    The bookies have certainly firmed up in support of Rubio :-

    [​IMG]

    Quite amazing that Cruz can win the primary but end up 3rd in the betting. So....from Iowa, 1st is 3rd and 3rd is 1st. Seems logical, right? :D
     
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    Anyone with an active account with Sportsbet should totally hit this treble :-

    [​IMG]

    That is a cracking price. It should be about 4.00 or 5.00. Get a tenner on it before the odds compiler wakes up! :p
     
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    I suppose it's to allow the people to elect their representative.

    I'd say its better than here, where we elect the party and the party can switch the PM at any time they want @[email protected]
    We've had Rudd, Gillard and even Abbott axed by their own party :|

    Surely we're the ones running a circus lol :p

    Edit: Spelling
     
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    Trump won New Hampshire and is back into favouritism for the Republican Nomination.

    Rubio has lost ground and Jeb Bush is back in the game.
     
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    Sanders pipped Clinton on the demos side
     
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    Trump won New Hampshire with a huge lead :cool:

    I was expecting Cruz to play some dirty tricks, like he did in Iowa.
    e.g. Telling people on polling day that Ben Carson had quit the race

    Hopefully Trump keeps this up in the next state :D
     
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    the people who cast the votes do not decide elections, it's the people who count the votes that do.
     

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