Tuesday is a really important day for the election in Wisconsin. Stu gave the scoop on how the party "frontrunners" are doing, as well as insight into delegates in North Dakota and South Carolina.
State of the Race in Wisconsin
Bernie Sanders has a higher percentage of his party's vote than Donald Trump, but we're supposed to believe Donald Trump is the frontrunner.
Bernie Sanders: 41%
Donald Trump: 37%
What Happened in North Dakota?
North Dakota has a system where the delegates are uncommitted. The Cruz campaign understands the rules so they've pushed hard and are running strong in North Dakota. Currently, 18 of the 25 delegate slots are said to be Cruz people. The Trump campaign understands the process less, and just hired their first person to deal with the delegate issues. There are conflicting reports, but Trump either got one or zero of the delegates. Of course, nothing is official until the votes are cast.
"This is the way the country --- prior to Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressive Era --- this is how we elected our president," Glenn said. "We didn't have primaries . . . Teddy Roosevelt said we should have primaries."
South Carolina In My Mind
Trump is the only one who won delegates in South Carolina, sweeping all 50. However, his talk of not endorsing another Republican nominee could hurt him.
"It's possible he could lose control of those if he continues to keep saying he might break the promise, because that's one of the conditions of getting delegates in South Carolina," Stu explained.
If that's the case, we'll likely hear more talk of the election being stolen.
The Ghost of Woodrow Wilson
Is there an upside to Trump and a third party run?
"If he runs for a third party . . . he'll be able to siphon off a lot if it's close . . . and enough to spoil the election and actually play the Theodore Roosevelt of 1912 --- which ended in Woodrow Wilson," Glenn said. "The difference this time is there are now laws in place. . . . if you ran as a Republican, you cannot pull out and then run as a third party, trying to correct what happened with Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt. So there are many states where Trump will not be able to even get on the ballot. So it would be a total write-in campaign which would not work."
Stu cited a Gabe Sherman article that sheds light on a Trump third party run, as well as an interesting theory on the mogul's original intent on running for president.
"It's long, but it's really an interesting read," Stu said.