“By the time this election rolls around in November we are going to be so disgusted by these two that nobody will care to vote and it could be the world’s lowest turnout when we are done.” That is one scenario Republican political strategist Marcus Dell’Artino from the Phoenix, Arizona based firm First Strategic sees as a very real possibility if (as it seems likely) Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off to become the next President of the United States.
With yet another night of big primary wins behind him, Donald Trump may actually be able to defy the odds makers and secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot at the convention in Cleveland.
“If Donald Trump does not reach 1,237 we enter what is called a brokered convention,” Dell’Artino says. “What is going on behind the scenes is Cruz’s people are recruiting delegates to go to the convention.”
Ted Cruz formally named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate Wednesday — a last-ditch move to regain momentum.
“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,” Cruz said during a rally in Indianapolis.
Fiorina joined the Texas senator on stage, and quickly the internet lit up with hashtags and memes.
“Ted could not be more right in what he said: There is a lot at stake, and in fact, this is a fight, this is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our nation,” Fiorina said. “I’ve had tough fights all my life. Tough fights don’t worry me a bit.”
A tough fight seems to be an understatement in talking about what has happened so far and what is yet to come in Election 2016. Donald Trump, despite the alleged urging of his new campaign manager to be “more presidential”, is never one to back away from a fight – blow by Twitter blow.
Democratic strategist Barry Dill also from First Strategic says he remains shocked by what he calls Trumps unwillingness to soften and build bridges — especially with women and Hispanics. “Number one how to talk to women like women and not to demean them. What he is saying is women are too stupid to make up their own minds. It’s very misogynist,” Dill says.
There is still the question of the contested convention for the GOP, unless Trump can clear the 1,237 hurdle. If he does not, “It will be like watching WWF,” Dills says.
Dell’Artino adds, “The Fox News Guys are wetting their pants.”