The real story out of NYC Straw Poll: Jeb Bush 1%

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The real story out of NYC Straw Poll: Jeb Bush 1%

You would think that as a Ted Cruz fan I would be tout­ing his vic­tory in the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Repub­li­can Club straw poll in NYC that has amused Erick Erick­son so much:

This is hilar­i­ous. The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Repub­li­can Club has been around since 1902. It’s a pretty big deal up there, with vir­tu­ally very Repub­li­can Pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee since 1930 using the club’s offices as its NYC headquarters

To be sure it’s got to be a morale boost for Cruz and a slight embar­rass­ment for Trump but a 33% for 32% win is pretty close and depend­ing on where the Demo­c­rat race is at the time I don’t know how sig­nif­i­cant a sign this is at this time.

For my money if you want the real story of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Straw pol it’s this:

Jeb Bush 1% 6th place

Now I know we are liv­ing in times where peo­ple live in the now but I’m a guy who loves his­tory and if back in May any­one told you that Jeb Bush couldn’t do bet­ter than 1% in the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Repub­li­can Club straw pol you would have been called crazy.

A lot of this can be put down to Don­ald Trump. With­out Trump the MSM would have been push­ing Jeb Bush from day one and the also rans like Lind­sey Gra­ham whose only pur­pose in a race is to do the attack­ing that the per­son they are plan­ning to endorse in the end doesn’t want to directly, thanks to the Don­ald a lot of that MSM strength was diverted to try­ing to bring him down.

I don’t doubt that Ted Cruz who has run a flaw­less cam­paign would have, in a dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tion, would have adapted (after all I doubt he went in plan­ning on Hur­ri­cane Don­ald hit­ting the estab­lish­ment GOP) but the kneecap­ping of the GOP estab­lish­ment in this cycle has been a God­send to con­ser­v­a­tive vot­ers all over the country.

And Jeb Bush rep­re­sents that establishment.

That Bush hasn’t already pulled out and the Estab­lish­ment hasn’t gone all in for either Christie or Kasich to try to stop Trump tells me two things.

1. the GOP estab­lish­ment has resigned itself to Don­ald Trump and will attempt to co-​op him

2. Rush Lim­baugh is right, the GOP Estab­lish­ment hates Don­ald Trump but fears Ted Cruz

Exit ques­tion, Is this elec­tion cycle a one off for the anti-​establishment forces or is the estab­lish­ment beast finally slain?

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I know you can get the MSM for noth­ing, but that’s pretty much what most of them are worth.

You would think that as a Ted Cruz fan I would be touting his victory in the Metropolitan Republican Club straw poll in NYC that has amused Erick Erickson so much:

This is hilarious. The Metropolitan Republican Club has been around since 1902. It’s a pretty big deal up there, with virtually very Republican Presidential nominee since 1930 using the club’s offices as its NYC headquarters

To be sure it’s got to be a morale boost for Cruz and a slight embarrassment for Trump but a 33% for 32% win is pretty close and depending on where the Democrat race is at the time I don’t know how significant a sign this is at this time.

For my money if you want the real story of the Metropolitan Straw pol it’s this:

Jeb Bush 1% 6th place

 

Now I know we are living in times where people live in the now but I’m a guy who loves history and if back in May anyone told you that Jeb Bush couldn’t do better than 1% in the Metropolitan Republican Club straw pol you would have been called crazy.

A lot of this can be put down to Donald Trump. Without Trump the MSM would have been pushing Jeb Bush from day one and the also rans like Lindsey Graham whose only purpose in a race is to do the attacking that the person they are planning to endorse in the end doesn’t want to directly, thanks to the Donald a lot of that MSM strength was diverted to trying to bring him down.

I don’t doubt that Ted Cruz who has run a flawless campaign would have, in a different situation, would have adapted (after all I doubt he went in planning on Hurricane Donald hitting the establishment GOP) but the kneecapping of the GOP establishment in this cycle has been a Godsend to conservative voters all over the country.

And Jeb Bush represents that establishment.

That Bush hasn’t already pulled out and the Establishment hasn’t gone all in for either Christie or Kasich to try to stop Trump tells me two things.

1. the GOP establishment has resigned itself to Donald Trump and will attempt to co-op him

2. Rush Limbaugh is right, the GOP Establishment hates Donald Trump but fears Ted Cruz

Exit question, Is this election cycle a one off for the anti-establishment forces or is the establishment beast finally slain?

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