Some recent history:
“No one remembers who came in second.” – Walter Hagen
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2013
As my colleagues, Neil Stevens and Caleb Howe, have posted, Donald Trump is getting his ass handed to him in Wisconsin. Cruz has a seven point lead, based on averaging the polls. If the history of this campaign season is a guide, the vote will not be that close. Trump over-polled and Cruz under-polled in most of the previous contests.
The lead is only seven because the fake-polling company, PPP, has a poll showing Cruz up by one point. When you are drowning, you will grasp at a straw and that is exactly what Trump has done:
THANK YOU, WISCONSIN! #VoteTrump
next Tuesday, April 5th! #WIPrimaryhttps://t.co/4tymy651ZP pic.twitter.com/IOBhOXeBiN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2016
Trump had better get used to crowing about coming in second place. Or even third. Because that is his future.
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