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The Gingham Trump and the Calico Cruz

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Apr 11, 2016 at 15:33

I've checked on the latest betting odds for the 2016 Election, at

https://electionbettingodds.com/

For the Democratic Nomination, Clinton trounces Sanders by 86.2% to 12.3% (with 1.5% for Biden)
For the Republican Nomination, Trump edges out Cruz by 49.9% to 33.6%, with 5.6% to Kasich, 3.0% to Ryan and 0.3% to Romney

That means that Hillary and Bill (Remember, they will BOTH be in the White House) will face off in November against Gingham Dog Trump and Calico Cat Cruz:

The Duel
Eugene Field

The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t' other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I was n't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went "Bow-wow-wow!"
And the calico cat replied "Mee-ow!"
The air was littered, an hour or so,
With bits of gingham and calico,
While the old Dutch clock in the chimney-place
Up with its hands before its face,
For it always dreaded a family row!
(Now mind: I'm only telling you
What the old Dutch clock declares is true!)

The Chinese plate looked very blue,
And wailed, "Oh, dear! what shall we do!"

-- Public Domain, c/o https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/duel

Moving on with the betting odds, we see that very little in deed will be left of either the Gingham Dog or the Calico Cat:

65.8% Hillary Clinton
12.7% Donald Trump
7.7% Bernie Sanders
6.8% Ted Cruz
2.1% John Kasich
1.3% Joe Biden
1.3% Paul Ryan
0.3% Mitt Romney

Elsewhere, the Real Clear Politics still show Kasich with an edge over Clinton; but considering that nobody even knows Kasich, and he hasn't got a snowball's chance in Hades of being nominated, this doesn't mean much. If Trump is squeezed out of the nomination, the press and the Establishment will turn their guns on whoever survives; and it will be NASTY.

If Trump gets nominated, on the other hand, with prominent fellow Republicans calling him a Fascist and a Nazi, his uphill battle will become essentially vertical.

Congratulations to all the gung-ho Neocons out there: You've put the Clintons in the White House.

Submitting....

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