We’ll look at the primary results from another pretty super Tuesday. Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Cruz, Kasich and a big day.
We’ve got big pieces falling into place now in the 2016 primary battles. Big states. Big delegate counts. And yesterday, big consequences. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, emerging the biggest winners. But the story’s more complicated. ohn Kasich hung on to his home state Ohio and denied Trump a slam dunk. Marco Rubio, suspending his campaign, narrowing the options. Ted Cruz, still battling. Bernie Sanders, still calling for his revolution. This hour On Point, another Super Tuesday.
-- Tom Ashbrook
From Tom’s Reading List
Associated Press: Clinton defeats Sanders in Florida, Ohio and 2 other states — "Hillary Clinton rolled up primary victories in four states — Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina — and dealt a severe blow Tuesday to Bernie Sanders' hopes of denying her the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton called the outcome 'another Super Tuesday' for her campaign. 'We are moving closer to securing the Democratic Party nomination and winning this election in November,' Clinton told cheering supporters in Florida."
Washington Post: Trump picks up big victories and Rubio bows out of Republican race — "Donald Trump walloped Marco Rubio in the first-term senator’s home state of Florida on Tuesday, forcing him from the Republican presidential race, and swept to victory in at least two other primaries as the nominating contest narrowed to a three-person brawl."
FiveThirtyEight: The GOP’s Establishment ‘Lane’ May Have Always Been A Dead End -- "This is what it looks like when the GOP’s elites are totally estranged from its primary voters, and it’s a far cry from just four years ago. By the time Romney effectively clinched the nomination at the end of April 2012, he had captured 42 percent of all primary votes, not a majority but still solid enough to beat Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who split a combined 54 percent."
This program aired on March 16, 2016.