It’s been one week, but I’m still shocked by the failure of Indiana voters to stop Donald Trump. It looks like I’m stuck with this billboard every day until November.
This was our May 9th INDIANA results (ignoring party lines).
- Trump 587,706
- Cruz 404,327
- Sanders 331,707
- Clinton 297,150
- Kasich 82,786
That was Indiana voters choosing Donald Trump. Democracy.
Notice that both also-ran Republicans combined could not have won. More remarkable, both Democrats combined would only have a 41,151 advantage against Trump. That’s not conclusive of anything, but it makes me a little nervous about my state’s ability to deny Mr. Trump in November.
To the right are local vote totals from my little county in Southeast Indiana. I heard only one person speak well of the Mr. Trump, but the vote was clear.
Because of our late primary, we had all the information needed to rebuke this candidacy. But we failed.
I’ve lived Indiana my whole life, I thought we were smarter than this. #IndianaPrimary
— Tony Kummer (@tonykummer) May 4, 2016
Our ERLC spokesman Russell Moore has made many good points. (HT for old times sake)
Beyond that, I agree with “mainstream media” and others when they criticize the shortcomings of Mr. Trump’s candidacy.
Even more, I agree with “political elites” like Paul Ryan and their caution about Mr. Trump.
But despite those voices and his own gaffes — Republican people want this candidate.
It was not just in my state. Here are the popular vote totals from Real Clear Politics in the Republican primaries (as of this post). It may get worse after the final string of states. The point is clear – people voted for the man.
- Trump 10.6 M
- Cruz 7.2M
- Kasich 3.7M
- Rubio 3.4 M
That’s a solid preference and could become a real majority after the final state primaries.
Voters. The only problem with stopping trump.
Democ’acy gives every man
A right to be his own oppressor.