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US Audio Analysis: Forget Trump, Hillary Clinton Just Won the White House

US Audio Analysis: Forget Trump, Hillary Clinton Just Won the White House
March 16
14:41 2016

PHOTO: Clinton supporters celebrate on Tuesday night in Florida


Who was the biggest winner in Tuesday night’s five important primaries in the US Presidential campaign?

Not Donald Trump, even though the Republican frontrunner put himself on the verge of the nomination.

Instead, it is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party who not only defined their outcome, with Clinton finally pushing back the challenge of Bernie Sanders, but also set themselves up for victory in November over a Trump who is unlikely to have the backing of the GOP establishment.

See also US Analysis: Your 4-Point Guide to the Outcome of “Mega-Tuesday”

I discussed that prospect with BBC Radio Foyle on Wednesday morning.

Listen from 1:43.07

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I’m off to the bookies to bet everything except the children on Hillary Clinton, and I may even wager them.

The Democratic Party will be united behind Clinton by the end of this month. They’ll have a feel-good convention this summer about carrying on the legacy of Barack Obama.

In contrast, the Republican Party is absolutely shattered at this point. Unless Donald Trump can find some way to win more than 40% of the vote and a magic combination to defeat Clinton, no way that the GOP recovers.

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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6 Comments

  1. Mike
    Mike March 16, 23:36

    Agreed.
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    The dysfunctional republican party is fracturing. A house of cards that will soon implode.

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  2. Mike
    Mike March 22, 00:01

    First things first………… Hillary Clinton will be the next POTUS.
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    It’s going to go to the convention. Don’t miss it.
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    Cruz will probably be selected by the establishment. Maybe a Cruz/Kasich ticket.
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    Trump supporters are going to flip out. See it as a conspiracy, which it pretty much is.
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    That’s when the fireworks start and the republican party collapses like a house of cards.
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    Trump supporters will go head-hunting. Good chance high profile anti-Trump republicans such as McCain will not be reelected.
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    There will never be another republican president, and the republicans will permanently lose control of the senate. Thank God.
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    Hillary is a warmonger neocon in sheep’s clothing. But, she’s not stupid enough to get involved in Syria, militarily. A lot of “legitimacy and Assad” “step down” and big bad Putin BS from her. And of course don’t forget about boogeyman Iran to keep Israel and the Arab kings happy. I can hear it, already.
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    Congratulations Hillary, and of course…………….. Nostrovia!

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  3. Tundra
    Tundra November 09, 10:42

    This is why you don’t get ahead of yourself.

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