Delaware Presidential Primary Day. VOTE!

elephant and donkey   It’s Presidential Primary Day in Delaware, don’t forget to vote.  Today is the day, Republicans and Democrats go to the polls in Delaware to decide which candidates get the delegates for their respective conventions. Notice I didn’t say, to decide who their nominee will be. At least for the Republicans, it is still in question.

I want to encourage everyone to participate, no matter who you support. I have supported John Kasich for sometime now, and I will cast my vote for him today. Some will say I am throwing my vote away, because he has no chance to win.

Well he may not have a chance to win, but I have to look myself in the mirror, so I will vote for the person I feel is best qualified, and who I believe would do the better job for all Americans, not just the angry ones. Personally, I feel anyone who votes, for anyone other than the person they feel is the best choice, if they vote for the person the media has told them will win, only so they can say they voted for the winner, well in my opinion, those are the people wasting their votes.

And if Trump and Clinton do end up being the nominees, or even Cruz and Sanders, I get to put the bumper sticker on my truck, “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For  Kasich”.

And for all of those who are unfamiliar with Delaware primaries, Delaware is a closed primary. Meaning, Republicans can only vote for Republicans, and Democrats for Democrats, and those registered non-affiliated, can’t vote in the primaries. How’s that working out for you?

I have to tell you, I know some people, some very close to me, whom I can’t convince to vote today, because of the tone that Trump has brought to the race, and due to the media’s misinforming of the public, that it is a done deal from early on. But let me once again encourage all who are registered as Republican or Democrat, please vote, or please,


26 Comments on "Delaware Presidential Primary Day. VOTE!"

  1. Honi Soit says:

    For the first 12 primaries of 2016, combined Republican turnout has been higher than any year since 1980. And it was (insert drum roll here): a whopping 17.3%. And that means that candidates can be nominated with relatively few votes.

    Results of the Sussex County GOP straw vote was reported only by percentages. Why? I’d wager it’s because turnout was so low that any reporting of raw numbers would be embarrassing.

  2. mouse says:

    I feel like I’m committing a crime against the future if I don’t vote. And I am excited about going to the polls with Mrs. mouse and voting for the only person who will truely work for average people against the 1% machine, Bernie Sanders

  3. fightingbluehen says:

    Candidates not running are still on the ballot. I wonder if it will be a factor in a close count?

    Some Republicans think that just because you aren’t breaking any rules, it makes chicanery fair play. The problem with that thinking is that you can only fool people so much before they turn on you.

  4. Rick says:

    For the first 12 primaries of 2016, combined Republican turnout has been higher than any year since 1980. And it was (insert drum roll here): a whopping 17.3%. And that means that candidates can be nominated with relatively few votes.

    Of course, the same applies to the Socialist-Democrats.

  5. delacrat says:

    Another vote 4 Sanders.

  6. Honi Soit says:

    So the results are in, and Trump got upwards of 61% of votes in the Republican primary! Sounds fantastic for him, except for the following inconvenient details:

    Of the 185,134 registered Republican voters in Delaware, 69,892 voters cast ballots. That means about 38% of Republicans came out to vote but 62% were MIA.

    Trump got 42,472 votes, which is 23% of the overall total potential vote of registered Republicans.

    As I said earlier, it’s possible to take a state with relatively few votes.

  7. fightingbluehen says:

    Trump took Newcastle County.

  8. Frank Knotts says:

    And Honi, this could be exactly why Trump loses in polling for the general against Clinton. More people will show up for the general than do the primary. It is usually the hard core party people, or the newly motivated who come out for primaries. The larger overall numbers in the general could spell defeat for the GOP.

  9. fightingbluehen says:

    There are polls showing Trump even with Hillary, and I can’t see a mad rush of people coming out for Hillary, unless the Clinton media complex is successful in their ability to create the narrative that Trump is a racist, bigoted ,captain of the war on women, who takes the side of law enforcement over the black community.

    And when I speak of the Clinton media complex, I’m talking about all levels of the media ,from sun up until sundown. From morning and afternoon chat shows, to the late night comedy shows, as well as all forms of print and entertainment mediums, including the film industry out of Hollywood, and even sports.

    When they are finished; all men, especially older white men, will be suspect.
    It’s going to be interesting to watch.

    Fortunately there are strategies that can outmaneuver this complex, and if there is anyone who can pull it off…Trump can.

  10. fightingbluehen says:

    It’s actually the “Democrat” media complex, but for all intents and purposes, for the near future; it will be the “Clinton” media complex.

  11. Rick says:

    Trump carried voters from disparate economic groups yesterday, which indicates wide appeal.

    Anti-Trump stalwarts within the GOP will come around when they contemplate the prospect of Hillary appointing two to four Supreme Court justices.

    This election is shaping-up as the old versus the new, the entrenched establishment against the outsider, the big money back-slapper against the fiscally independent. A lot of Americans are fed-up with NAFTA (Bill Clinton) and other trade deals, and now see that Perot was right (“that sucking sound is jobs going to Mexico”). Trump will easily carry the blue-collar Democrats and will do well with working Hispanics. Who will Hillary do well with? Those looking for more handouts and the radical Bella Abzug types.

    Poor Hillary has more baggage than Amtrak, and it’s going to be thoroughly scrutinized. I almost-almost- feel sorry for her. The question isn’t whether she can win- she can’t. The question is, will she totally crack under the pressure and need to be institutionalized?

  12. Honi Soit says:

    I have to say that I think Trump’s devastating critique of Kasich the day before the Acela primaries really did him in. Sorry, Frank, but I can’t see how you in good conscience were able to cast your vote for Kasich after this:

    “This guy takes a pancake and he’s shoving in his mouth. It’s disgusting. I never saw anything like it. It’s pouring out of his mouth and the cameras are on him. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion. Do you want that for your president? I don’t think so.”

  13. Frank Knotts says:

    Honi, what do I care how someone eats? I don’t want to sit down to dinner with the man, I want him to be president.
    So that’s what elections have come down to? Not whether they are qualified, but how they eat?
    Ok, end of days.
    And Rick, you assume that you are going to like trump’s nominees for SCOTUS, based on what? The guy changes like the wind. If it weren’t so important, I would say you all get what you deserve with trump.
    Rick says, “fiscally independent.” So Rick, a guy with unlimited resources, who answers to no man. Sounds like a King to me, and I don’t want a king.
    Outsider? Really? He has been working the system for decades by his own admission, and says he will surround himself with people who know how government works, like insiders maybe?
    You people have fallen for the carnival huckster. God save the United States of America.

  14. Rick says:

    Trump will appoint Cruz-which is where he belongs.

  15. Boobie says:

    How was Romney not “fiscally independent?” He took contributions because he wasn’t an idiot, and because people were willing to give, but he wasn’t beholden to anyone. He’s a several hundred millionaire, if not more. And if you think Trump gets anywhere near the White House without the “establishment” money, you’re crazy.

    One of the great things about this Trump thing is finally Rick has his candidate. So when Trump goes down in flames, we don’t have to hear Rick’s garbage anymore about how we only lost because we picked too soft a candidate. Plus, the Internet is FOREVER!

  16. Honi Soit says:

    Frank, it’s not just how Kasich eats that Trump finds lacking in his opponent. Just as damning is how he spells his name. A couple of days before the Acela primaries Trump said this:

    “I don’t know how to pronounce his name — Kasich. It’s -i-c-h. Every time I see it I say Kas-itch. But it’s pronounced Kas-ick. So I’m doing a very good job saying it…Can we ask him to change the spelling of his name? Are we allowed to do that? It’s so ridiculous.”

    Too bad Kasich didn’t anticipate Trump’s criticism by anglicizing the spelling of his name long ago. You know, like Trump’s grandfather did when “Drumpf” became “Trump.”

  17. Frank Knotts says:

    Honi, let me pull my socks up, because you are pulling my leg. Why should anyone care what a person’s opponent says? Unless it is based on facts about past records or behavior. Of course the Trumpetts obviously don’t care about past behavior or statements.

  18. Honi Soit says:

    Rick thinks Trump will nominate Cruz to the Supreme Court. I couldn’t say. But Trump did suggest that his sister, Judge Mary Ann Trump Barry, would be a good choice. He later said he was joking. In February, Trump said he would consider William Pryor and Diane Sykes as Scalia’s replacement.

    Then on March 20, Trump said he would soon release a list of names:

    “So I’m going to get a list of anywhere from five to 10 judges, and those are going to be the judges that I’m going to put in, it will be one of those judges, and I will guarantee it personally, like we do in the world of business, which we don’t like to do too often. But I will guarantee it that those are going to be the first judges that I put up for nomination if I win. And that should solve that problem, and I think that’s a good idea, right?”

    We’re still waiting for that list of potential judges. Maybe Rick’s got it? I wanna know if Simon Cowell made the cut.

  19. Rick says:

    One of the great things about this Trump thing is finally Rick has his candidate.

    Well, the internet is sort of forever, and on this blog I picked my favorites (originally) as Cruz, Trump and Fiorina, in that order. However, I have been with Trump for some time now, primarily because I think he can win the general, and I don’t think Cruz can.

    This is going to be a “change” election. And nobody represents the past like Hillary- including her failed tenure at the State Dept.

    …we don’t have to hear Rick’s garbage anymore about how we only lost because we picked too soft a candidate..

    I have always said that in presidential elections in my adult lifetime, perceived conservatives win (Nixon, Reagan, Bush II) and moderates lose (Ford, Dole, McCain, Romney). Bush I ran initially as a conservative and lost as a moderate. And yes, I believe that “moderates” are politically weak.

    These are historical facts, not conjecture- and thus, not “garbage.”

    Now, is Trump a “conservative?” Probably not, but in this unusual time in history, it probably won’t matter, because he is a political outsider in an anti-insider election year.

  20. Frank Knotts says:

    My God, will you people please stop calling Trump an outsider! The guy has been buying and selling politicians for decades, and he has said he will surround himself with people who know how government works, meaning insiders.
    Tell me Trump fans, are you eating this crap with a wooden spoon, or a rubber coated one?

  21. fightingbluehen says:

    Well, since you’re talking about Trump I think I’ll go with gold plated.

  22. Rick says:

    Trump is a political outsider, meaning he has never held political office. Get it?

  23. Honi Soit says:

    Got it! Don Ayotte is a political outsider as well. So is Glen Urquhart. And Eric Bodenweiser.

  24. Honi Soit says:

    Ooophs! Forgot Christine O’Donnell.

  25. Rick says:

    Obviously, as a New York City developer, Trump has had to grease the palms and kiss the rings of the political class to get permits and so forth. It’s the same in most metropolitan areas. But, unlike Ayotte and so on, he has never worked within a party apparatus, at any real level other than attending fundraisers. As a candidate, he is a political outsider.

  26. Frank Knotts says:

    Rick, you are delusional. You make the case that corruption and “insider” is limited to elected officials. The people who buy the officials are just as corrupt, and just as “inside”.
    If the elected officials are the puppets of the money men, then they would be nothing without the money men, making the money men just as corrupt.
    So are you making the case that George Soros is not a political insider?
    Or as usual, you turn a blind eye to the corruption of those you agree with?

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