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Pennsylvania Looms

For the Democrats the Pennsylvania has much lower stakes than the Republicans. Hillary essentially crushed Bernie hopes when she drubbed him in New York. However, Sander's campaign has struck a defiant tone an is looking to Pennsylvania to stop the bleeding. Bernie very slim hopes rest on strong wins the rest of the way and flipping Clinton super delegates.

On the Republican side, Cruz desperately needs to halt Trumps momentum that was earned in a blow out win in New York. Cruz is essentially mathematically eliminated, so he is pursuing a prevent strategy as he tries to keep Trump from clinching the nomination before the convention. Trump leads by double digits in Pennsylvania. Cruz will need a incredible comeback to blunt Trumps momentum.

Mile High Mad in Colorado

The big controversy in Colorado really began last August when the GOP establishment on Colorado quietly switched to a caucus process. This move away from a straw poll insured that the party elite would determine the state winner, not the voters.

For whatever reason Trump seemed unaware of this rule change and did not send his own operatives in to ensure he would pick up the delegates. Cruz pounced on the opportunity and, without a state wide vote, swept up all thirty four delegates. This sparked cries of outrage for the voters but wry chuckles of amusement from the establishment. Some pundits like Rush Limbaugh seemed to shurg it off as skillfully political gamesmanship. However, other like Michael Savage and the Drudge Report were outraged by the oligarchy actions.

This insider coup does run the risk of antagonizing the Republican base in a swing state. The establishment may rue this day if November rolls around and the Colorado Republicans choose to stay home.

A Few Thoughts

I was looking around for something to try my hand at fisking (as you can tell, Cato and I are still working on the look and feel of both the blog and our respective writing styles) but I couldn't find anything that really jumped out at me. So this post will mostly just ramble a bit on some of what is currently transpiring/Things That Interest Publius.

Sure there are many things going on right now that do lend themselves to fisking. The Verge's idiotic recent article on American fascism comes to mind. Many words expended to expound a mixture of the blindingly obvious and PC finger shaking. One of the many dirty secrets (a very poorly kept one I might add) around the liberal left is their comfort around Totalitarianism (capital T), whether is is Communist or Fascist in nature.

This is ever more clearly shown in the recent spate of articles around North Carolina's recently passed legislation aimed at protecting religious freedom form the Gaystopo, as well as preventing men fr…

The Road Through Wisconsin

Tomorrow in Wisconsin, the wild and crazy 2016 presidential nomination process will gain some clarity.

    On the Republican side, the surging Ted Cruz will attempt to extinguish Donald Trump 's                  momentum. Trump still has the best chance the wrap up the nomination, but without                            Wisconsin the path becomes murky. Cruz must win Wisconsin in order to keep his own frail                hopes of winning the nomination outright alive. Kasich at this point is trying to spoil both                   Trump and Cruz's path to 1,237 delegates.

     In the polls, Trump was winning Wisconsin but has seen his advantage turn into a deficit.                  Trump has suffered through several tough campaign weeks and needs a solid win to shake off             the malaise that threatens to engulf his campaign.

   On the Democrat side, Bernie has quietly put together a winning streak that he needs to extend. Hillary still has a comfortable lead, but …