The 2016 GOP primaries have become almost a parody of the Lind hypothesis.
Trump was always supposed to win New York. Yet the scope of tonight’s win was surprising. As of this writing, Trump is hovering around 60% of the vote in his home state, with Ted Cruz a distant third under 15%. Cruz will win no delegates from New York, while Trump looks like he will capture over 90 over New York’s 95 delegates.
In terms of momentum, this is a dramatic shift. The contest moves to Northeastern states where Trump’s only real competition is John Kasich, who thus far has only won his home state of Ohio. Polls show Trump has a lead in every Northeastern state yet to vote and it’s hard to imagine Cruz rebounding in any of these areas.
Trump, who visited the Island on Sunday, got an astounding 80 percent of the vote here…
…Local Republicans gathered at Giovanni’s Trattoria in Eltingville, where Ron Castorina Jr. celebrated his victory in his unopposed race for state Assembly.
Castorina is a Trump supporter, as is Councilman Joe Borelli, whose former Assembly seat Castorina was just elected to. Borelli (R-South Shore) is a co-chair for Trump’s campaign in New York and was in Manhattan for the big win.
Pleasantly surprised by Trump’s big win in the 11th CD, GOP Chair John Antoniello said, “It’s pretty awesome, for any candidate in any election to get 80 percent. That’s a landslide by far.”
Lind, Lind, where art thou, Lind? Apparently, Lind is safely in the Reality Gap, having escaped the collapse of the Ethnic Gap. HBD and Der Movement can, of course, continue to talk about “Mormons” and the incoherent ramblings of triracial Jamaicans.
The truth of this blog vs. “movement” and HBD dishonesty – which do you prefer, reader?