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we'll see you back here at 10:00 eastern for an hour of "newsroom". >> don't go anywhere, "smerconish" starts for you right now. ♪ ♪ i'm michael smerconish, just 100 days from now to the republican convention in cleveland and a week later democrats gather together in philadelphia and still, nobody knows what is going to happen but we're here to try. where do all the disappoiffecte voters go that have been rallying to trump and sanders if their candidates don't get nominated this summer? and why are many college students who support donald trump literally afraid to show their faces? plus, how one trump supporter's unhappiness with the system led
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to new voting rules in new york that could undermine trump's chances there. but first, this weekend colorado republicans are caucusing but last night ted cruz already had taken the majority of the state's delegates donald trump, john kasich, had none. this is a troubling sign for trump. colorado's system is unusual but similar to most states in that delegate selection is different than the presidential balloting by voters and here is why that's bad for trump. often delegates selected in state caucuses and conventions are long standing party members. they are being rewarded not for their loyalty to a particular candidate, but for loyalty to the party and the paramount goal is finding a candidate that can win the general election. new york is the next big prize on april 19 and a rule change last year by its republican state committee allows the party, not the candidates to select who will be the delegates. so even if trump wins the
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primary, if he falls shy of a majority on the first ballot at the convention, the 95 new york delegates picked by the party could be a potent force if they decide to move away from him as a block. and then comes pennsylvania on april 26th where 54 of the state's 71 delegates are elected by voters without any indication of who they support and no requirement that they follow the will of the electret. so, who are they usually? savvy political members. they know how to get chosen. and then 14 more get appointed by the state party chair. who will they be? party loyalest, donors, elected officials. no wonder then that this week trump hired a veteran political insider, paul to play the role of his convention manager but if this all sounds nif far use, i
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would argue not. dr. frank colin told us political parties exist for one purpose and that is to win. now for a different take, pat buchanan advised several presidents and run for the white house himself in his latest column, can the gop get together in cleveland? he writes this. if the gop establishment does collude to steal the nomination from the candidate who has won the most states, the most delegates, the most votes, not only could the party be crushed in november, but that establishment itself could be discredited discredited. thank you for being here. >> delighted, michael. >> i think the role of those who come together in cleveland is to select a winner, and in your most recent column, you're fearful instead of a unified ticket behind the front runner, donald trump, the bogeyman as
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pat buchanan sees it. >> it has been repudiated and rejected by the voters of the republican primaries and republican caucuses this entire year. if you add together the votes of ted cruz, not beloved of the establishment, and donald trump who is outside the establishment, you're probably going to have 80% of the te delegates at cleveland and an enormous component of a necessary coalition to win the election. this is why it's my belief that even though it sounds like an i impossibility now, if you have a trump nomination and cruz as number two and bring the establishment in, those are the elements of victory in november, but i do not know how you bring about a victory in november by the having the establishment really reject the two largest vote getters culling the whole primary process a fraud and
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imposing their own candidate upon the party. >> pat, i don't know how you come out of cleveland if trump doesn't get to 1237 on his own having embraced a man who has a 73% disapproval rating among females. isn't it incumbent upon adel a delegate to say this man can win. >> what will happen here, i agree to the extent, and because his delegate republican, many more republican than they are trump and free from the commitments and move to the number two candidate, cruz who has only got two senator's endorsement, even though he's a member of the united states senate and one of them is endorsing him as the lesser of two levels. what i think if cruz is nominated, it's hard for me to see as an analyst for nixon and regan, hard for me to see how he
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wins the swing states say up in michigan and pennsylvania and even new york and some of the others where trump has an appeal. what you've got in the republican party, michael, is this, the trump populous and nationalist and cruz and you got the bush establishment. all three of those together can win. they can beat hillary. they can take over the congress, supreme court, everything. my feeling and hope and belief is somehow you can get them all together. do i know how to get the mixture together right now? no. >> patrick, you reference pennsylvania. they say all politics are local. that's my home state. i want to show you data. this is the current matchup among republicans in pennsylvania. donald trump in first position, 39, cruz at 30. take a look at kasich, he trails by 15. however, in this same survey when they did matchups among all pennsylvania voters for a
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general, kasich is the only republican who defeats any of the democrats. he's ahead of hillary 5135. he's ahead of sanders 4640. pat, you know if you win pennsylvania as a republican, you're going to win the white house. so to go back to my old professor who said that parties exist to win, isn't that evidence exhibit a how john kasich really should get serious consideration? >> well, he's been getting serious consideration and he's won only one state, his home state of ohio. the republicans don't want him. the republicans want change. the republicans who trump is bringing interest the party basically on an issue of economic nationalism, these folks want something new and something different. the point is, people who look very good on paper right now may look good simply because they are putting them up against the democrats and hillary whom they know and don't want. but i don't -- if kasich is the
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guy, why can't kasich do better in his own party, use these polls to persuade republicans to nominate him? he hasn't been able to do that and won one state, his home state of ohio. you tell me, michael, where do all those people go? where do the tens of thousands, scores of thousands coming out to the rallies? will they rally to john kasich? >> what happens if donald trump gets to cleveland and 50 or 100 delegates shy? >> i think he's nominated. i think -- i mean, if the establishment starts moving against him then to take it away from him, what worth is it going -- of what worth will it be? i mean, to take it away, frustrate and anger and enrage these people who had -- and trump who had the most votes, the most delegates. the most states, the biggest crowds, the most excitement and energy and take and pull the nomination away from him and frankly try to confer it on paul
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ryan for john kasich? that's a formula for the end of the party. >> i think you place too much stock in the idea the establishment can function so cohesively and with such competence. [ laughter ] >> you may have a point here. [ laughter ] >> final question for pat buchanan as one used to having his speech parsed, you know ted cruz caught a lot of flak in new york because he made reference to media and money and people read into the anti-semitism. your thought? >> well, no, i didn't read any se semi'tis m in it at all. he said new york values is about all these people coming together at 9/11 and that horrible tragedy and what we went through and also because cruz comes in, i think, a little bit like an
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outsider. >> and why reference money and media? one thing to talk about a classic liberal model and abortion as he did and to reference those other issues but to make that reference all of a sudden, the antenna goes up. >> it didn't -- maybe it's going up with folks in new york but i think on ted, the antenna already pretty is high up there on him. i think and i would predict he's going to come in third in new york and your candidate, john kasich will come in second. >> what do you mean my candidate? i'm sitting here hypothetically and taking about different scenarios. pat by kuchanbuchanan. >> thank you. >> tweet me your thoughts. by the way, i just started the ball rolling. here is a tweet i sent, hey at real donald trump when you again watch my cnn program and tweet about it as you often do, please use the right hashtag, that would be smerconish.
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everything pat buchanan said about the establishment falling apart. same exact phenomenon has been happening across the isle. liberals abandonment of core principles rallied to an outsider. bernie sanders won seven of the last eight state contests and nobody better to talk about liberal discontent than the author of a brand-new book, "listen "listen liberal, whatever happened to the party." thomas, you are a lip real blames liberals for the sake of the country. why? what's the case? >> we have a very liberal president in the white house right now and when he first came in, he came in faced with this sort of 1930s, 1932, '33 style situation. we thought he was my generation's franklin roosevelt and look what happened. inequality has grown worse and worse on his watch as it grew
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worse under bill clinton's watch in the 1990s. so a lot of people -- >> barack obama to his -- barack obama to his critics is a socialist. that's what the republicans have been saying for eight years and you're saying he's not -- >> ironic. >> you're saying he's not liberal enough and you're saying bill clinton wasn't liberal enough. >> that's right. there is liberals and liberals, you know. the kind of liberals i'm talking about is a very different animal. you know, it's been extinct in democratic party counsels for a long time. i mean, since the 1970s, 1980s. >> bill clinton was in philadelphia this week and he was challenged by some protesters in the audience and when the subject came to welfare reform, thomas frank listened to what he had to say. >> they say the welfare reform bill increased poverty then why do we have the largest drop in african american poverty in history when i was president?
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the largest in history? >> doesn't he make a good point? isn't that the effect and isn't he deserving of credit for that? >> for the nasdaq bubble? yeah, that was awesome. maybe we can get that back. look, if bill clinton was really good on economic issues, if that's what we credit him for and look back and say he was a great president because the economy was doing so well, then the greatest president of all time was calvin who had the greatest stock market bubble of them all and left office just before it exploded, the same with clinton. look, clinton said something else when he was confronting protesters talking about the 1994 crime bill and this is a subject i researched in some detail. people have not really grasped exactly what happened back then. it's much uglier than people think. >> you heard bill clinton say in
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the speech in philadelphia that the very people whose lives he is protecting he's not being given credit for a sign that says black lives matter. >> right, he's also apologized for what he's did and that's how history works. you say you're sorry and everything is hunky dory. do you remember the crack versus powder cocaine sentencing disparity? i remembwonder if anybody remem. 80% of the people sentenced were black and cocaine, another yuppy crime. clinton about a year after the law was passed, clinton had to sign off on this personally and he did. he signed that. i mean, he is -- you talk about -- when you want to talk about mass incarceration of a generation of black kids, this is the moment. >> so here is what i'm hearing
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from thomas frank, bill clinton was insufficiently liberal and barack obama is insufficiently liberal. here is what i want to ask you, if in fact bernie sanders doesn't get the nomination but donald trump does, is there any appeal in what donald trump has been saying in some of his positions that you could find attractive? >> he says a lot of things that are attractive but unfortunately, the things he says that are biggoted and outrageous, no way he can appeal to liberals like me when he goes around the country insulting group of group. >> what is your -- >> these people -- >> quickly. >> these people are insufficiently liberal. there is liberalism, it is basically not represented in the administration anymore. >> 30 seconds, 30 seconds left.
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what is your beef with martha's vineyard. we went there as a family three summers ago and rode bikes. it was beautiful. >> if you want to find the place where money and liberalism enter second, that is where -- >> i don't have money and regard myself as a liberal. i just enjoyed the beaches. thank you, appreciate it. >> they are nice. >> there you go. >> be sure to tune in this thursday night because my colleague wolf blitzer will be moderating the crucial new york democratic debate live from brooklyn right here on cnn at 9:00 p.m. eastern. free speech in danger on college campuses across the country most of all for students openly supportive of donald trump. i brought some into the studio, but on this program, i'm open to hearing what everybody has to see via twitter. let's see what is coming in. oh, i like that.
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sounds like smerconish needs a safe place and a blankey. not until after the show. thank you.
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is it safe for donald trump supporters to come out? apparently not. it spilled into quads with hostility and fear? remember a couple weeks ago i covered the bitter continuery at emory university with protrump g graffiti in chalk. some are scared to open up. three of them join me now. dillon pa raand students of nyu ryan bells is chair of students for trump at penn state university. hey, ryan, i was once chairperson of the regan bush effort at lee high university. my enemy was apathy and here is
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a flier that i used in the fall of 1980 to try to gin up support for regan bush. i threw a cakager, i was chargi $1 a head and literally no one came to my party. how have things changed. what workout do you get when you spread mr. trump's message. >> it's a heck of a workout spreading mr. trump's word throughout campus. i was shocked at the number of students i could garner. we have right around 50 students right now and growing every day, but just walking across campus, i get students ridiculing me every day just walking to lunch or meetings. >> what have they said to you? >> i was walking to grab lunch the other day and i wear orange quite frequently, as you can tell and they said hey, you, in the orange and he said hey, yo, f you. i was so shocked and surprised
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and appalled but part of it doesn't shock me because there is such that divide but at the time, i was very shocked about it. >> anybody say f you to either of you because of your support for donald trump, brandon, what's been the reaction at nyu? >> i haven't had anything that severe but definitely, if you try to engage in political discourse and have conversations, you're just dismissed right off the bat. if i plan to have a meaningful political conversation, i have to wait and slide that in later after i made my points. >> how do they know you're for mr. trump? do you wear the hat? >> do and worn it in the past. i do talk about it a little bit more openly now, but it's still that -- the dismissal as a lesser, i have lesser intelligence or something because i support donald trump. so just those types of insinuations. >> dillon, does it drive you trump supporters under ground or are you wearing the trump
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proudly? >> more and more coming out of the closet, i've been meeting so many more trump supporters. the number has doubled. it was originally 30 and closer to 60. we're a growing movement. people are no longer afraid. they are coming out. there is still a stigma. the other students of the campus get aggressive and yell -- i got yelled at. >> what happened when you were yelled at? >> this girl started screaming at me and called me a racist, all this crazy -- >> because you were doing what, wearing a button or something? >> no, it came up in a conversation but -- she asked who i supported for the republican or presidential election and i said i support mr. donald trump and that's when it went crazy. >> hey, ryan, do any of the negatives about mr. trump, the comment about mexico sending us its rapists, the massage, the way he mocked the disabled
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reporter with "the new york times", that doesn't slow you down at all? >> not one bit. with his business background and what he's been able to do with the trump organization just shows how much energy he's willing to put into this country and turn the economy around. turn this country around and put us on the right step forward and especially for my generation, we'll be the ones dealing with it for years upon years. i believe it's important to get someone, specifically mr. trump in there that can put us on the right step forward. >> brandon, what's the appeal for you? >> i like he has executive experience. i've seen people -- if presidential candidates come out of the senate or congress, i don't think they have the executive leadership experience and a lot of the skills that donald trump, you know, developed through his business are transferable to the presidency and he's, you know x p , he's experienced and a great leader. >> i'm thrilled to have the three of you here. appreciate the way you dressed for the program.
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that's how i knew you were republicans. there were some we invited that wouldn't come on camera and there was one in particular at pen with whom i had an exchange and he said he's worried about his career opportunity if all of a sudden in a google search you can bring his name up in connection with donald trump. i said man, that's a sad state of affairs if you have to robberroworry. do you have professional concerns? >> i did. i don't care. donald trump has put his life on the line and evening on the line and the least i can do is support him and tell the people not to be afraid. >> do you think into the future, hey, i wonder if i'll go to an employer and it comes back to haunt me? >> i was but it's more important to open up this conversation about the lack of political diversity on campuses, and i think that is worth it, you know, a potential job in the future for me. >> is bernie the candidate, i would think at nyu to the extent
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you get a feel for the community, it would be bernie. >> 100%. >> even clinton supporters feel oc oppressed because the bernie supporters -- >> maybe you can work it all out? >> we'll see what happens. >> ryan, serious thought, i wonder if this is evidence of a bradley effect meaning there could be a hidden trump vote. people are driven under ground, not just college campuses but the electret so maybe strength in numbers you don't know you have. >> that's definitely the case where that silence majority but not so silent anymore now that we have mr. trump out there being the face for what we wanted to say for years and been afraid to and have someone not afraid to be politically correct anymore. >> give me the weather forecast for state college because i understand that's your career path. go, you have 20 seconds. >> that's my career path. we actually just saw some snow move through the state college
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area last night, got a nice coating throughout the area so winter is still hanging on throughout much of pennsylvania for the next few days. >> you are hired. thank you, guys, really appreciate you being here. tweet me your thoughts at smerconish and i'll read some later. still to come, what happens if trump doesn't win on the first ballot at the gop convention, new rules in new york brought about in part by one of his own campaign workers may undermine his chances and a lot of concern about the convention but is it actually good for democracy? and this just came in. let's all take a look together. smerconish, hey, dude, doesn't the will of the voter matter, doesn't democracy matter? that's in response to me saying parties exist for one purpose and that is to win.
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♪ ♪ the presidential nominations seem destined to be determined at this summer's convention that begin in cleveland in 100 days. is there present for what is about to unfold? two that have been there, carol simpson and veteran network political analyst jeffrey green field. jeff, i followed you on twitter. you recently twe ll lly tweeted reading analysis and not how the delegate math might break, you're being misinformed. explain. >> this is one of the many sins of coverage that joins you crazy, who will win iowa and new hampshire and this and you particularly this year with republicans what matters is delegates so that if trump wins
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in new york but wins by a smaller margin than the polls indicate. that would be a defeat because it will put him in the position it will be hard for him to get to the magic number of 1237. i've noticed in the last month, a welcome shift that the papers and the tv networks are beginning to really focus on that and the reason is this hasn't matter in 40 years. you know, because we've only had consensus first ballot no real. >> right. >> this time -- >> it matters. >> we'll have to drag journalist out of old age homes to say grandpa, what was it like in the days of second ballots. >> i don't want to date carol simpson but you were there in chicago in '68. what was it like? it was horrible. i don't know how to describe it. it's one of the strangest periods of time. i was a young local reporter covering hubert humphry at the
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'68 convention and my god, the streets of chicago were tear gas, fifth army with bayonets and you're like we're in america? the convention was cry skpooe mayor daily cursing. it was just frightening. it really was frightening. >> jeff, it's also a reminder pre68 and of course we pray there is no violence and it's orderly, but it used to be the conventions that made these determinations and people sometimes don't realize that. >> you hit the essence of this debate, both side haves a good rgment. the folks who want the convention, this is what conventions were about all the time people came with plurality and we as a party institutionally gathered a convention to figure out who is our best candidate, who can win. but the other argument, yeah, that was 40 years ago and for the last 40 years, voters have decided after the '68 tumble
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that carol described. you got this clash and the big problem, no, one of about 100 big problems is if they choose to have a convention, there are going to be millions that will say what was the last four months about? you're going back to an era that passed and they will say this is what conventions were about. your conclusion will be based on what you want to be the nominee. >> carol, my glass is half full. if there is no violence with all the interest is this not a good civics lesson for adults and children alike. >> i don't think so, and as we hear all the talk these days about delegate hunting and it's all about the delegates, i'm afraid that come november, people are thinking my vote doesn't really count. all that matters is delegates. and that would be bad for the country. it's -- i think people are just
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so misfied by what is going on and don't understand the political process and the delegate thing is, i think, really changing their minds about -- >> do you agree with that, jeff? >> i think she has a very valid point and one way to think about this is let's say that you don't like donald trump. so go back to '72. imagine if george an insurgent came with more delegates. the govern forces succeeded in defeating him, a lot of people on the left would say this is outrage. and the hard part here is to separate feelings about trump and cruz from the process if the republican party turns to a nominee that 70%, 75% of the republicans never voted or nobody voted for, the people who voted for trump and cruz, whatever you think of their
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politics to me have an interesting election. >> right, yet, carol if 73% of women view donald trump gather in cleveland, is it incumbent upon them to consider when they pick their nominee? they want somebody as i discussed who can win. that's the objective. >> i have people my age contemporaries of hillary clinton want her to be president and are going to vote for her. the young women i teach in college and i'm teaching the primary season this semester and 20-year-olds don't understand why hillary clinton. this mil generation feels entit
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everything is open to them then they don't show up at the polls because they are the worst demographic group in terms of voting participation. so i don't know what's happening and i don't know why women don't think hillary clinton ought to be the first president. >> people of color to break the ceiling. i feel on a day to day basis on my radio program, i don't sense enthusiasm among women, young women to make sure the white house is finally captured by one of theirs. >> you can regard that as feminism, that these younger women are saying no, no, the issue is not gender, the issue is who i think best fits my politics and i'm sufficiently comfortable with the idea women are in positions of power not to feel that is necessarily the key. just one other point, what we are likely to see at the
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democratic convention is not the same as republicans because the math suggestions majority. what we are going to see. >> final question for you, you have an apartment nearby, media, money and new york. do you think jewish? >> not anymore. i think 20 years ago it would have been a dog whistle. i really think cruz' age explains what he said in new york values and it was an insult. >> but not with malice a forethought. >> not the way it would have been a generation ago or it would have been absolutely clear. >> two pros, thank you. jeffrey greenfield, wonderful. why donald trump's co-chair in new york got the delegate rules changed and how that could now hurt trump's chances and keep on tweeting me at smerconish. the mail bag is heavy today. let's see what this is. sme smerconish brags about taking
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. if donald trump wins the crucial primary he won't be allowed to select the delegates. which means if he doesn't win on the first ballot. party appointed delegates might not feel obligated to stick with him because of a rule change cause in part by my next guest. in 2012 tom wanted to be ade a delegate for mitt romney because a romney's insider mother-in-law was made a full delegate. so, pretty ironic then that daddy who is a co-chair of donald trump's campaign and the new rule he helped create rewarding party loyalest might end up hurting his candidate this summer. thank you for being here.
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what happened if that hotel bar in the last cycle? >> michael, thanks for having me. we're very excited that donald trump is doing very well here in upstate new york. back in 2012 there was some discussions about how the delegates were selected. the romney campaign for example, one of the delegates was the mother-in-law of a -- the campaign manager and going forward, the state party wanted to have more say in the delegate selection. so we did change our state party rules. and after the primary on april 19th, the state party will meet and select the delegates and i'm very optimistic that i will be hopefully a delegate and donald trump, we're focused on winning 27 congressional districts because there are 81 delegates up for grabs in the congressional district and 14 at large based on the vote of the state. right now we're focused on
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winning 27 congress l dnecticu districts going into cleveland because i'm very optimistic, michael, once we get to cleveland donald trump will secure that number and be the nominee of the republican party. >> i find it ironic and totally get it. you're a guy that paid dues to the party for a long time. four years ago you're an alternate. the rules get changed but now 95 delegates of new york are going to be party appointed not necessarily trump loyalists on the second ballot, a third ballot, a fourth ballot that could come back to haunt your candidate. no? >> no, michael. first of all, i don't think we'll have a contested convention because i think will get to that magic number number one and number two, donald trump is from new york. he has a lot of support here in upstate new york. he has a lot of support in new york city. i was down in long island on
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wednesday night for the campaign kick off. there is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for his candidacy in his home state of new york. he'll do very well on primary day and the folks that are selected as delegates will be loyal to donald trump and we're going to win this on the first ballot. >> right, but, you know, there is sort of a consistent theme to the program today talking about what is the purpose of a delegate and your job is to pick a winner, am i wrong about that? >> no, we're going to pick a winner. donald trump is that winner and donald trump is going to take it to hillary clinton in november and he is going to be the next president of the united states. you're going to see an inauguration in january where president donald trump is sworn into office. >> tom, appreciate your being here. good luck. >> thank you, michael. >> your tweets are coming in fast and furious today like this one about my earlier guest pat
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buchanan unless folks super hero wannabes like smerconish and two-faced clinton. i resemble that remark. we're back in a sec. oh, that same pat buchanan changed the presidential race in 1992. the campaign of the focus series finally and "race for the white house" and here is a sneak peak. >> we are yesterday and tomorrow. his guard downtotow down, b blind sided. >> i'm declaring my candidacy for the presidential nomination. >> when he came and announced, we were caught with our pants down completely. still to come, your best and worst tweets like this one. >> holy smokes, man.
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i always say you can follow me on twitter if you can spell smerconish. kudos for not pushing your kasich agenda on these young intelligent trumpians. here is another tweet. this says smerconish, i was the entire reagan-bush campaign at prairie view a&m. do you have that brochure? this is something that i created in the era of xerox to try to bring reagan-bush supporters together for a kegger.
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i was there with the beer alone. there was this which came in. smerconish, gop party bosses picked wrong six out of the last seven times. who wants to trust the election to them? not me. i thought jeff greenfield made a good point to say this is the way candidates used to be selected. there is a connotation to the idea that the party will get together in cleveland and come out with a nominee who might not be any of the three but throughout american history that is the way these decisions were made and i would argue there is something to be said for decisions to be made in smoke filled rooms by individuals who know politics and can select a winner. i don't know how donald trump if viewed disfavorably can win a general. i think that is fair to be taken into consideration when picking the candidate in cleveland. keep them coming. big election coming up in new
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