March Madness BeginsMarch 1, 2016
Welcome to March Madness - and I'm not just referring to college basketball. Today will be a deal breaker for many candidates, especially in the Republican Party. Will Trump lock up the election? How about Hillary? Nearly half the delegates for the Republican nomination are at stake. Trump could all but secure his path to the nomination today, thanks to rules drawn up by the Republican Party to allow a front-runner to clinch it quickly. Intentional or not, his candidacy is resonating with voters.
The Democratic Party needs someone who has the clout to at least try to take down Trump which takes us to Hillary - on her OCD quest, since Bill was in office - to run the world. Today, a third of the delegates needed are up for grabs. Unless she's brought up on charges - it's Hillary versus Trump in November. You don't have to be psychic to figure that out.
As of late, I have discussed the election with friends and family - and like him or not - Trump seems like the only person who will use of all his energies to turn the country around. This is going to be a very rough battle for him, as conservative Republicans want to hold on to the old ways in the second Civil War - or Political Revolution - taking place. FYI: Our second Republican favorite - and hopefully VP should Trump not survive in office - is John Kasich.
I listened to Trump last night on MSNBC at a rally in Georgia and connected. He joked about the ongoing debates and that he wishes they were over. FYI: Of course, he is not a white supremacist. Trump's son Eric was also interviewed which was the first time I had heard him speak about the election. There's something about Eric that I really liked. Ivanka would turn out to be Trump's female voice - his wife Melania remaining in the background. I wouldn't be surprised if they separated - legally or not - or divorced - should Trump become president. This is not about other women it's just that she's not a 'first lady' - she doesn't have it in her. Melania likes older powerful men. Bill likes younger woman. They only live about 30 minutes apart. The Trumps (depending on which wife we are referring to) and Clintons have been friends for years. Hey ... weirder things have happened as of late.
opposing forces are blending to create something better
even if we have to leave this reality to find it.
President Obama is to meet with Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, and Senator Charles E. Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about filling the Supreme Court vacancy.
A House committee is scheduled to hold a hearing with the F.B.I. and Apple. The agency's director will argue that private companies' encryption technology helps criminals, while the company's top lawyer will counter that unlocking one iPhone weakens the security of all iPhones. On Monday, a federal judge denied a government request to open up an iPhone in a New York drug case.
The Obama administration will release today the second set of documents and other items from the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. American officials have said that a team of Navy SEALs seized letters, spreadsheets, books and pornography. Only a small fraction of the materials have been declassified and released.