Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

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  • Janet Pete Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2016 1:10 a.m.

    Mcallen, TX

    "Hillary would continue the destruction of our nation."

    So, what will you do if Hillary Clinton becomes the next president, nominates a liberal justice to the Supreme Court (maybe three?), the Senate and House go Democrat? However, your version of destruction requires some elaboration. Maybe you think "destruction" is adopting liberal policies? Obviously you don't mean "destruction" like in "war ravaged with death and destruction everywhere you look"? What, exactly, do you mean by "destruction"?

    It makes me laugh hearing all the grandiose predictions of ruin coming from the fringe Right. Every election cycle we hear the same thing: "Elect us or the world will collapse into ruin." The only problem with prophesying the destruction of the world is that it never happens. It is more a strategy for scaring old people and those afraid to change in society as a way of winning elections because conservatives have no ideas. They just want to hang on, keeping things the same.

    I like to remember how much Bill Clinton "destroyed" America with all the growth. And I'm amazed at how Barack Obama pulled us out of recession and simply "ruined" America.

  • Tango Dancer Bronx, NY
    April 28, 2016 1:48 a.m.

    Wall St. Coug
    Dallas, TX

    "If Trump ends up with the nomination, I'll be curious to see where Cruz and Kasich supporters throw their votes in November."

    It doesn't matter. Even though Rafael Cruz insists that Donald Trump is not qualified and would be a disaster for the Republican Party, he and the others will fall in line and vote for him in November. They will do this because that is who they are. And Reince Priebus will tell them that this is what they must do because it's not about America, it's about the Republican brand.

    All the noise coming from Cruz and Carly Fiorina will eventually subside, Republican leaders will make nice, and vote for Trump. However, they will have a problem convincing moderate Republicans to vote the way they say because the reactionary extremists have taken over and are driving the moderates out of the Party.

    Only the faithful and true-believers who accept anything and everything that comes out of Trump's mouth will rejoice at his nomination. It doesn't matter as he keeps re-enforcing their prejudices and misguided belief in his being the Chosen One.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    April 28, 2016 12:17 a.m.

    Trump using government to make America "prosperous again" is advocating more not less government. If the Donald is elected he will no longer be a private businessman. Over statements created the great Trump fiasco.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 27, 2016 9:30 p.m.


    It would take someone with Trump's character to take the bull by the horns and make America prosperous again.

    Hillary would continue the destruction of our nation.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 27, 2016 3:19 p.m.

    Would staying awake after Benghazi have changed anything? Should she still be awake today, having never taken a nap, since Benghazi?

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 27, 2016 2:18 p.m.

    I guess OLD is in this year...

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 27, 2016 2:16 p.m.

    Uuuuhg... These are the best people we have?
    Hillary Clinton... or Donald Trump... that's my choices?

    I don't want either of them running our military, or being the executive of our country, or being the mouth-piece of our government in meetings and negotiations with foreign nations.

    Maybe one of them is going to surprise me, and be the greatest President the United States has ever had. You never know. I've been wrong before.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 27, 2016 1:19 p.m.

    Trump's already got Hillary in his sights. Did you hear his foreign policy speech? He said Hillary went back to bed after Benghazi. That can't be good.
    And she's on record promoting the lie about the video that allegedly started the violence.

    Too bad Mitt didn't fight back when Candy Crowley ganged up on him during the debate.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    April 27, 2016 11:03 a.m.

    These two look like they could be a brother and sister, separated at birth.....LOL!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 27, 2016 10:51 a.m.

    I hope it has to come down to a contested republican convention. The republican party needs catharsis; it needs to implode and start from scratch.
    The form of the destructor has been chosen, and it has orange hair.
    The role of money in our system prohibits good people from getting into politics. Either you have to sell out to get enough cash, which is what most do, or you're a trump. A horrible person with lots of his own money. Either way, we lose.

  • rubbergoose bountiful davis, UT
    April 27, 2016 9:42 a.m.

    Trump will win. I guarantee it. He has been raised up for this moment. The Lord uses imperfect people to accomplish his purposes. It is not quite time for economic upheaval so he will win and will reverse course on several disaterous policies and give us 8-20 years of protection from economic and other calamaties before more severe judgements. We are not yet fully ripe.

  • YBH Sugarland, TX
    April 27, 2016 9:39 a.m.

    When Kasich is out of reach of 1237 delegates, Senator Cruz said he should drop out,
    But when Cruz himself is out of reach of 1237, his "principle" changes.
    Then he and Kasich joined together, tried to maneuver the election to stop the only GOP candidate who can reach 1237 delegates, that is, Mr. Trump.

    Why can't Senator Cruz just practice what he preaches, and drop out of the race?

  • Wall St. Coug Dallas, TX
    April 27, 2016 8:50 a.m.

    If Trump ends up with the nomination, I'll be curious to see where Cruz and Kasich supporters throw their votes in November. I could see a good number of them voting grudgingly for Hillary or just not showing up at all. Same could be said about Bernie supporters too. It seems like his supporters and Hillary's aren't too fond of each other as well.

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    April 27, 2016 8:50 a.m.

    I can't help but think how much Mitt Romney has assisted in Trump's rise to power in the GOP. It seems every time Romney attacks Trump, Trump rises in all the national polling and Romney becomes a smaller and smaller footnote...