Sen. Lindsey Graham tells a rowdy town hall he is very worried about Trump's claim that President Obama tapped his phones in Trump Tower... because if it's true, it means either that Obama committed a Watergate-level offense (not bloody likely) or that Obama obtained the right legally, which would mean Trump (who can't even spell the word “tap”) likely committed a Watergate-level offense.
Meanwhile, it would appear that just about everyone around Trump is lousy with suspicious Russian contacts. Most recently, check out former Trump advisor Carter Page as he blows it big-time in a CNN interview, after the jump ...
Cher was ecstatic to embrace her pick for POTUS in 2016, Hillary Clinton, at last night's She's With Us concert in L.A., which featured musical performances by the likes of John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, and more.
Cher said of Hillary:
As you might have heard, last month I turned 100 years old ... Okay, I turned 70, but it's the same s***. I've been alive through 11 presidents, and when I was young, I didn't even know if was possible for a women to be president of the United States. I want to tell you that when Clinton ran for Senate, they asked me if I wanted to spend some time with her at a tea party gathering where she would talk to women. I was so interested in what she had to say, she was so different.
After about the third conversation with these groups of women, I told her, “You're so nice and funny and so great—why are you not like this all the time? I love you, you can hang with me.”
I've known her for a long time now and I have to say that no matter which way the political winds have blown at any moment, her moral compass has always pointed towards grace, justice for genders, and justice for sexual orientation, which is big for me. All of those things are important to me.
Cher also took a moment to put the blast on Donald Trump:
When I see Trump talking, I just want to blow my brains out. Well, maybe not my brains, but I'm just like, “What are you talking about? Jesus!” I know that Hillary fights for equality for all people and we are no good unless all of us are equal.
Lindsey Graham also can't even with Trump—he has rescinded his already-tepid endorsement from last month, citing Trump's racist diatribes.
Super Tuesday was a Super Disaster for the GOP, with Trump taking seven states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont), Cruz taking two (Oklahoma and Texas) and Rubio finally winning one (Minnesota). Alaska remains uncalled as it is a late-starting contest.
Rubio insists that he's got a path to the nomination and is in it to win it, forcing an unconvincing grin as he spoke to FOX News:
Hillary crushed Bernie in Alabama, American Samoa (don't laugh, they have tons of delegates compared to their tiny population), Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas, and won by about 2-3% in Massachusetts. Sanders won more states than he might have: Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont, the latter of which—his home state—was his only bloodbath, but he won by convincing margins in the others.
Hillary's victory speech:
After tonight, Hillary has an easy path to the nomination, Sanders has almost no path. No longer “a serious presidential contender,” Sanders vowed to fight on, though, and will continue to shape the conversation.
Trump is far and away the favorite to gain the nomination, but with Cruz and Rubio staying in, the GOP moves ever closer to a contested convention, in which Trump could be denied the nomination in favor of Cruz, Rubio, or just about anyone else the GOP picks (Paul Ryan?). If that were to happen, Trump wouldn't just accept his fate.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) thinks Cruz—whom he despises—may be the GOP's only hope, and that Hillary would beat Trump “like a drum.”
A former top Romney strategist just came right out and said Hillary would be preferable to Trump, which is a conclusion to which I have to believe a lot of voting GOPers would come.
Or are we gearing up for President Trump in January?
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has quit the presidential race. The move came the same day of the deadline by which he needed to either withdraw or risk appearing on the ballot in the South Carolina primary, where he was excepted to perform poorly.