HUNTNGON, WV - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were the big winners in Tuesday’s five primaries, and the talk of the campaign trail Wednesday has been a regular “House of Cards.”
The Trump’s card, “Well I think the only card she has is the woman’s card, she’s got nothing else going. And frankly if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5% of the vote.”
Hillary was quick to respond with,“Well if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman's card, then deal me in.”
John Kasich and Ted Cruz didn’t like the cards they were dealt. Neither managed to take any state Tuesday night, leaving Trump with a clean sweep.
Bernie Sanders did however inconvenience Hillary by taking only Rhode Island.
While Hillary starts to look past Bernie, and starts to focus on the general election, Trump had some advice for a struggling Sanders. Playing on the idea that the DNC had this locked up for Hillary all along, Trump suggested “The democrats have treated Bernie very badly, and frankly, I think he should run as an independent.”
Hmm, splitting the democrat vote and appealing to disaffected Bernie supporters? Bold strategy.
But will those “feeling the Bern” fall in line to support someone they’ve spent all year vilifying? Will their fear of “The Donald,” trump their disgust with "Shillary" Clinton?
Supporters we talked to felt like they were wrestling with “Bernie or Bust.” But most said that while they definitely didn’t want to, they’d vote for Hillary if only to keep a democrat in office.
Either way, unless Kasich and Cruz can manage to keep trump from the 1,237 delegates he needs, or Bernie can sway a whole lot of super delegates, the big picture for the 2016 battle royal is becoming oh so very clear.