2/18/2016

Notations On Our World: On the US Campaign Trail

The countdown to the South Carolina Primary is continuing as the campaigns have been on the prowl.  South Carolina and Nevada will further "sort it all out" although the top tier candidates (which we view as Trump, Cruz and Rubio on the Republican side) will continue to fight it out.      The Holy Father got into the discussions with his views on the proposed wall by Donald Trump by noting that his proposal to build a wall was unchristian--and Mr. Trump noted how the comments were disgraceful.  

As we await the results this weekend, we were startled as we saw this as reported by the Resurgents' Erick Erickson earlier today--how this in fact is true or note remains to be seen: 

Bush Campaign Sources: Campaign Out of Money.  Pay Ends Saturday.
Bush Campaign Sources: Campaign Out of Money. Pay Ends Saturday.
By Erick Erickson | Thursday, February 18, 2016
This is pretty remarkable. Sources close to the Bush campaign are beginning to leak about a call last night. I’m told the Bush
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&   this from the Washington Examiner:


Cruz takes the lead in new national poll of GOP race

Cruz takes the lead in new national poll of GOP race

"The sound you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from Washington, D.C.," Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz told a crowd in Spartanburg, South Carolina Wednesday. He was discussing the results of a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that showed him leading Donald Trump and Marco Rubio nationally. "What's happening nationally is indicative of the stakes in this race."





((Update:  As we went to press, we saw this very interesting comment from the Jewish Forward that is quite telling in terms of the silence of Sheldon Adelson:

 
NEWS
Nathan Guttman    
The casino mogul is keeping his cards close to his vest as Donald Trump dominates the Republican primary field. Will his commitment and cash come too late to make a difference?
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