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Just for Holiday Fun: Fast Forward to Nov. 8, 2016. Who Do you Think Will Win the Presidential Election?

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All signs point in one direction. The 30% of likely Republican voters polled who support Trump are Trumpettes or Trumpsters or a plethora of other names that insinuate they are simpletons or country bumpkins. They have no brain and are incapable of thinking for themselves, like the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. Maybe some are, but surely not all 30%. They obviously need a paid consultant to tell them what to believe and for whom to vote. Just for the record, I have not been polled and I’m a Cruz supporter.

8 Hell noLikewise, those who are adamant against voting for him if he’s the GOP nominee, even if it means a Democrat wins the White House, are simply unhinged to allow another 4-8 years with either a communist or a socialist at the helm. I’ll call them TrumpNOsters who refuse to acknowledge that if we can’t get a real conservative in the White House, an R-lite is far superior than a D-hardcore (but I repeat myself since there are no moderates left in the D Party these days).

They’re like the Lion in the Wizard of Oz. 8 MillionThat thinking is illogical, senseless and dangerous since a 3rd and possibly 4th Obama-like term may be the final nail in the coffin of America as we know and love it. Let’s just say it’s the equivalent of an emotional temper tantrum no different from those that support Trump blindly. Two sides of the same coin.

So just for fun, is there anyone here willing to forecast who they think will win the election? Not who you want to win, but who will win. I know we’re 14 months away so it’s hard to predict the outcome. 8 Hazy

Right now, all signs point to Trump but most here say that’s just not going to happen, or more precisely, they don’t want it to happen. So what do you think will happen to change the leader board in favor of someone else?

From HotAir, a new poll by SurveyUSA released Friday showed that Trump would beat all of the favored Democratic candidates:

  • Trump garners 45 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent
  • Trump beats out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 44 percent to 40 percent
  • Vice President Joe Biden by 44 percent to 42 percent
  • former Vice President Al Gore by 44 percent to 41 percent

The other interesting question that the phone survey (taken in the first few days of September) explored was the predictions of who would win the GOP nomination. Previously, even among Trump supporters, the largest number of people liked Trump but they didn’t think he was going to be the nominee. Now even that metric has flipped and 30% believe he will be carrying the GOP standard into the general election, while 20% still think it’s going to be Bush.

I’ll go on record and say I think the 20% who think Bush will be the nominee are the fools. The country is fed up with candidates with the last name of Bush and Clinton, who happen to be unofficial in-laws according to the two dynasty families. Can enough Bush money buy him love votes? Maybe.8 Doomed

By any objective observer, Trump should be tanking in the polls by now given his over-the-top rhetoric and bombastic me, me, me style. Maybe he is the Wizard of Oz, a liar. Or is he the Tin Man with no heart? It doesn’t seem to matter since to date, he’s defied all laws of political science and gravity.

Of course what goes up must come down, right? There’s just one problem with that assumption. With the momentum that Trump has, others tend to jump on the train too, maybe mindlessly or maybe to join the other riders. Who knows why. But unless someone else stops his momentum, it will be hard for any other candidate to overcome his rate of acceleration. The train has left the station.Count 8

As of now, he’s lead in 18 of the last national polls. His biggest support is from TEA Partiers at 36%. Last I knew, only McCain and the GOP-E considered them whack-o birds. Most conservatives like myself relate to the basis for the TEA Party: Taxed Enough Already.

So for the umpteenth time, I am not a witch Trumpette.* I’m a Cruzette. I am not an advocate for his campaign. I’m simply an observer that finds this whole Trump phenomenon fascinating to watch as it unfolds and dumbfounded that other candidates haven’t taken his poll numbers down a few notches.

The only one coming close is Ben Carson and anyone that thinks he’ll win the election must be a Carsonette or a Benster. He’s a nice man but HRC would eat his lunch in a debate.
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Hey, it’s a holiday weekend. I know we’re months away from the election. Let’s have some fun and put your best bet forward for who will win the keys to the White House in 2016.

Here’s my Magic 8 Ball prediction: Trump wins in a landslide election. It’s going to be a wave election just like 1980 that no one saw coming. Why? Because he is growing the Party with unlikely voters, many who would normally vote for a Democrat.8 and Yes

 

*Please read this for my perspective on Trump’s momentum before hurling cows or other rhetorical items in my direction. Thank you.