You, too, can look like a candidate!
I only listen to talk radio when Mark Steyn guest-hosts, and today a caller said that evangelical leaders align with Trump because they think they can win.
Which prompts me to ask, Is this the Muriel’s Wedding of primaries?
@MarkSteynOnline If, as your call-in said, evangelicals compromise principles to go w Trump, is this the Muriel's Wedding of primaries?
— Fausta (@Fausta) March 7, 2016
Remember Muriel’s Wedding? Muriel, the eternal dork, was so desperate to get married, it didn’t matter to her who she married.
Is this what it’s coming down to?
Ecuador’s Rafael Correa looks forward to using President Trump (heaven forbid!) for propaganda,
The leftist Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said a Trump presidency might be bad for the United States, but it could be good for Latin America. Especially its progressive political movements.
“I think it would be very bad for the U.S.,” Correa said of a possible President Trump, according to Telesur. “However, since Latin America is quite independent from the U.S., I think we may even see an increase in the progressive trend here. That would be a major positive of a Trump victory.”
Correa feels the Bern and likes Hillary,
The Ecuadorean president had high praise for both Democratic candidates running for president in the U.S., especially Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont – saying he is “breaking ways of thinking” with his anti-establishment politics.
I could not find a news source in English to confirm the following: This report (in Spanish) claims that Trump says he’d rather buy Ecuador rather than Peru because Ecuador would be cheaper to buy, and then he would name it Trump Nation. If it gets him off the ballot, I know people who would actually help him get there.
Crazy season indeed.
Was about time:
Evo Morales concedes defeat in Bolivia referendum that was held last Sunday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales acknowledged defeat in a referendum that would have cleared the way for him to run for a fourth term in 2019, saying in a speech on Wednesday that he would respect the decision of the people.
. . .
Most polls ahead of the referendum suggested a narrow win was likely, given Morales’ solid support among those who credit him with slashing poverty in Bolivia, South America’s poorest country when ranked by gross domestic product per capita.
But in the end, with more than 99 percent of votes counted, the “no” side had 51.3 percent to the “yes” side’s 48.7 percent, Bolivia’s electoral commission said.
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) February 24, 2016
A biblically illiterate, thrice-divorced, proud philanderer who incites violence in his rallies is the top runner in the Republican race. It is, indeed, Crazy season.
Read my article here.
Or does he?
Yesterday the Beeb was saying he did not:
Bolivia President Evo Morales ‘loses’ fourth term bid’ Not sure what the headline scare quote marks are about, but the article read,
Partial results indicate that Bolivia’s President Evo Morales of Bolivia has lost a referendum to allow him to stand for a fourth term in office.
With more than 70% of the votes counted, those opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment are leading by more than 10 percentage points.
This afternoon, however, the WSJ has this,
Morales Lags in Bolivia Referendum Vote. President Evo Morales trails in bid to change constitution to give him a fourth term in office (emphasis added)
Early returns showed Bolivian President Evo Morales trailing badly in a national referendum to allow him to run for re-election for a third time, although the president said on Monday he expected the result to tighten as rural results were counted.
With about 29% of ballots counted from Sunday’s vote, opponents of the national referendum to amend the constitution had 63% and supporters had 37%, Bolivia’s election agency said.
But analysts said Monday it was still too early to tell who would win the referendum.
Rumors of fraud are intense,
“Outraged citizens burn ballot boxes missing elections materials #SCZ, #YouDecide
— #Alejandro (@CiudadanoL) February 21, 2016
As Drudge says, “developing.”