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If Donald Trump had a chance to win the Wisconsin primary, and he did have, he apparently blew it last night when he failed to show up for the Republican dinner and sent Sarah Palin to speak for him. Polls before the dinner showed Ted Cruz ahead of Trump by a slim margin. Donald Trump may have turned that around with some skillful campaigning, but he chose not to even try. Last night’s insult to Wisconsin’s Republican voters may have handed the victory to Senator Cruz.
As disconnected, rambling, and uninformed as Donald Trump’s speeches tend to be, he can’t hold a candle to Sarah Palin when it comes to standing in front of an audience and demonstrating incoherent ignorance. Remember that Sarah Palin is the person who said, “But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.”
Wisconsin has a complicated process of assigning delegates in the Republican primary. Most delegates are elected by congressional district with rules varying from one district to another. Some districts have a winner-take-all primary, and other have a winner-take-most allocation. If you understand how it works, please explain it to me, because I don’t. I do understand, however, that if Ted Cruz carries most congressional districts by even the slimmest of margins, he will walk away with the lion’s share of Wisconsin’s 42 Republican delegates.
With so much at stake, why in the world would Donald Trump ignore Wisconsin and send Sarah Palin to stand in for him? I suppose the answer is that Donald Trump is just as illogical as a candidate as he would be as a president. Another explanation may be that he’s grooming Sarah Palin as his running mate.
The questions therefore is, if Trump is nominated as the Republican candidate, will he name Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate? That would be just as stupid a decision today as it was when John McCain picked her to run with in 2008. Therefore, I suspect Donald Trump will pick her.
Of course, I am backing Jason Wilder as my presidential candidate. To read his new-found tactic to beat Hillary Clinton in the general election, click here.