April 27, 2016

Wondering, on Wednesday (v54)

Ahh...  A nice relaxing night to sit and wonder about stuff.

I wonder how much time Ted Cruz (R-Canada, R-Cuba, R-Texas) spent thinking about his nefarious plot? You know, the one in which he and John Kasich (R-Hungry, R-Ohio) would dance around each other, rather than competing directly against each other, in an effort to stop His Hairness from getting the nomination on the first ballot?

In case you missed it, the deal which I think Mitt Romney started asking for weeks ago was supposed to have Kasich head west for New Mexico and a couple other places, and leave Indiana to Cruz, who was believed to have the better chance there to beat Trump. If they weren't actively competing against each other, they figured, one would be stronger and have a better chance of winning.

Then John Kasich was asked, between bites of something (since lately he's always shown eating, it seems), whether he would tell his supporters to vote for Cruz. Um, that's a big negative. His supporters should vote for him, he said.  The 'deal' such as it was, unravelled just that fast. The point of it, according to Kasich, was that neither campaign has unlimited money and they both were trying to economize - not give up on their supporters, or have their supporters give up on them.

That sure made me wonder about the art of the deal Ohio-style, and I'm sure it made Ted Cruz wonder too.

So what's a wondering, wandering, lost-on-the-campaign trail guy to do, especially after finishing third in four out of five primaries last night?  Well, let's see.  I know -- tell the media you're going to make a big announcement, and then spend some time wondering what you're going to announce?

Yeah, that sounds like a plan. And then without further ado, announce your plan to be forever linked in failure with....
After a great deal of time and thought, after a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina. 
What a country Canada, Cuba and America are, eh?

And speaking of Making America Great Again, I wonder how totally ridiculous it would sound if Hillary Clinton (and yes, even Carly Fiorina) decided to accuse Donald Trump of "playing the man card" -- would they sound as stupid as does Trump when he accuses Hillary of playing the woman card?  My guess is yes, yes they would sound as stupid as he does. But I'm willing to bet that both Clinton and Fiorina are smarter than that.

And speaking of smarter than that, according to a recent Rasmussen poll from earlier this month, here's what likely voters thought about which of the candidates was 'qualified' to be president:

  • 54% thought Kasich was
  • 50% thought Hillary was
  • 48% thought Bernie Sanders was
  • 40% thought Cruz was
How many said yes to Trump?  27%.  

I wonder what 'card' he's playing?