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March 15th Primary Analysis
Five states (Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio) held their primaries yesterday.
On the Democratic side, despite his seeming popularity with Millennials and many trade union members, Bernie Sanders lost all five states to Hillary Clinton. Despite not winning any states, however, he came extremely close to winning in several of these states (specifically Illinois and Missouri).
Given the deep corruption and criminal activity that is systemic to the Clinton machine, this development does not bode well for the future of the Democratic party. Of the two contenders for the Democratic nomination, Sanders is arguably the more sincere, populist and honest. Sanders represents a voice of hope; whereas Clinton represents a whine of entitlement. Indeed, as has been pointed out repeatedly by many political pundits, it cannot even be assured that Hillary Clinton (the only candidate on either side who is currently being actively investigated by the FBI) won’t be formally charged with serious crimes before the general election is even over!
On the Republican side, Donald Trump also swept the field, winning four of the five states up for grabs last night. In what has now been the final nail in the coffin of Marco Rubio’s campaign, Trump even beat Rubio in his own state of Florida – and by almost 19% points! As we predicted, Rubio has already suspended his campaign and very wisely (if not soon enough) dropped out of the race.
The slight surprise of the evening was how well John Kasich did in the state of Ohio (of which he is the Governor). This win (his only win in the entire primary season thus far!) now has Republican establishment supremos and donors flocking to his banner as the newly anointed “only person who can stop Trump“. Of course, Jeb Bush was supposed to have been the establishment’s great hope to beat Trump…and then Marco Rubio…and now…the one state wonder known as John Kasich.
Our guess is that this thoroughly corrupt and out of touch Republican establishment will eventually find themselves on their tenth great hope as the “only person who can stop Trump” deep into Donald Trump’s second term as President of the United States.
To the hearty celebration of all supporters of Dharma everywhere, fundamentalist Evangelical fanatic Ted Cruz lost every single state he campaigned in last night. Like Marco Rubio, it would be wise for Cruz to drop out now, rather than face greater embarrassment later – and perhaps even the final end of his political career entirely.
But very few have ever accused Ted Cruz of being wise.
Tuesday, March 15th is the Ides of March. In America, it is also “Super Tuesday II”, the day in which multiple states will be conducting primaries for the Republican and Democratic parties. Voters in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio will be going to the polls to elect their parties’ nominees for President of the United States. Most analysts are in agreement that tomorrow will serve to winnow the field of candidates considerably, perhaps even revealing conclusively who the likely nominees will be. At a minimum, Marco Rubio and John Kasich are expected to abandon the race. On March 16th, we will be providing our own analysis of the primary results from a Vedic perspective.
The Dharma Nation Movement has not endorsed a candidate for President of the United States, and will not be doing so in the present Presidential race. The following, however, is our analysis of the race thus far.
With his latest massive crushing of his opponents in the Nevada caucuses last night (Trump 46%, Rubio 24%, Cruz 21%), it is clear that Trump will be the Republican nominee.
If Rubio at any point during the present race ever even had a chance to overcome the front-runner, which he does not, he is correctly perceived as being too young, too inexperienced and too inconsistent in his positions to truly be taken seriously by the majority of voters.
From a Dharma perspective, a potential Cruz presidency is a disaster just waiting to happen. A Christian Evangelical fanatic, Cruz is by far the most dangerous candidate for any voter who does not spend the majority of their time dreaming of the eventual rapture!
A potential Cruz administration would see all non-Christian religions actively suppressed in America. His campaign is all but over at this point, despite “winning” Iowa via dirty tricks, which has consistently gone with losing Evangelical candidates every caucus cycle (Huckabee in 2008, Santorum in 2012), thus being a bell-weather of nothing.
We say, good riddance to the Cruz campaign.
On the Democratic side, on the other hand, it is still a very close race between Clinton and Sanders. Of the two, Sanders is the only honest and reputable candidate, Clinton representing Washington corruption and cronyism personified. Indeed, that Hillary Clinton is not sitting this primary out in a prison somewhere is a testament to the corruption of the present justice system in America.
Unlike the Republican side, the Democratic Nevada caucuses was extremely close for Clinton and Sanders. (52% Clinton, 46% Sanders) Sanders won New Hampshire by a landslide; and all by won Iowa, but for the dirty tricks and corruption of the process by the criminal Clinton campaign. In an honest primary race between Clinton vs. Sanders, Sanders would win the nomination by a landslide!
Next on the primary schedule is Super Tuesday, which will be on March 1st, and in which 12 states will be having primaries, including the crucial states of Texas and Virginia. More analysis then!
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