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happening now, super two, hillary clinton and donald trump each looking for another big night with voting understood way in five states. can their rivals stop the momentum. >> exit poll results coming in and what voters in these key states are thinking and what it could mean for the general election to come. deal or no deal. will the cruz/kasich alliance stop donald trump or is it too little too late? >> polls are about just two hours away from closing in rhode island, connecticut, pennsylvania and maryland. will it be a sweep for hillary
clinton and donald trump. trump is cooling his heels today other to speak in new york city later tonight presumably after the races start being called. sara murray is joining us from outside trump tower. donald trump expected to speak tonight. what's the latest you're hearing from the campaign. >> reporter: that's right we're expecting donald trump to speak later this evening and we're expecting it to be after he has a number of victories tonight. his campaign feels confident about the states that are voting. i think the question is what kind of tone do we see donald trump take assuming he does have big victories tonight? do we see him try to appear more presidential or do we hear what we've heard on the campaign trail which is just being unrelentless in hamming ted cruz and john kasich and suggesting that it's time for both of them to get out of the race. >> if he's able to win big tonight in all five states does that give him confidence he will be able to get 1,237 of
delegates at the first round needed to secure the nomination. >> reporter: i've talked to a number of trump advisors today and there is this sense of confidence internally that they will get to 1,237. it may not happen until june 7th, they know they need california, but they feel like they're going to arrive in cleveland to do that and they feel like there are different ways to get to that. they feel like even if they don't win as many delegates as they're happying oping to in i. >> hillary clinton head to pennsylvania for her primary night event. jeff zelny is joining us now.
secretary clinton in indiana campaigning. how confident is her camp feeling about tonight's five primaries. >> reporter: the campaign is confident across the board all five of these primarieies they believe they're in a good position to win if not all five, certainly the majority of them. it's one of the reasons she's campaigning in indiana today. they vote next week. the clinton campaign feels the primary is essentially behind them, but they need to keep winning. they know regardless of the outcome of tonight they're still going to have to keep going forward because senator sanders has pledged to go forward through the rest of the primary calendar until california. so the clinton campaign is going to do that as well. secretary clinton comes in here to address this crowd tonight in philadelphia in a few hour's time. she's going to keep looking forward trying to make the case to democrats that she is the best candidate to defeat
republicans or republican nominee if it's donald trump or someone else. we've seen that shift over the last several days and i'm told tonight we're going to feel it even more. she's going to extend an olive branch again to bernie sanders supporters, and hoping that she is going to be winning in these places, but they do feel confident. they have a few more hours for the polls to be open here in philadelphia as well. volunteers are working the streets trying to get out that vote. they know the bigger the margin, the faster she'll be able to move on to what she believes will be a general election campaign. >> all five states, the poll close at 8:00 p.m. eastern. that's when we'll be able to get real results in. thank you very much. we're getting some additional exit poll information right now. our political director is joining us now with more numbers. what else are we seeing? >> this is a question we've
asked of republicans do you feel betrayed by your party's leadership and look at this. in pennsylvania today 61% of republicans voting in the republican primary in pennsylvania say they feel betrayed by republican politicians, 35% say no. that's a high water mark we've seen so far. in every state so far the majority of republicans say they feel betrayed. then we asked who ran the most unfair campaign in pennsylvania. 41% of republicans said ted cruz and 11% say john kasich and 33% say donald trump. i look at those numbers and i think of donald trump's messaging over the course of the last couple of weeks has been about a rigged system and whether or not the rules are fair and it seems maybe that it's having some impact in getting some traction if 46% of
the electorate thinks cruz had the most unfair campaign. >> thank you for that. anderson, over to you. >> back now with our panel. this whole cruz/kasich alleged alliance, did it make any sense? it played into donald trump's hands of donald trump saying the system is rigged and yet they didn't seem to commit to it because john kasich wasn't really clear whether he was telling voters in indiana to vote for him or not. >> i have this image of kasich being dragged into this deal that was cut by their staffs kicking and screaming. he's been grouchy about it. he's not happy about it, but it's a last ditch effort. >> cruz is selling it as john kasich is pulling out of indiana. >> they talk about trump being on message. these two candidates had no message on this and different messages in fact. i think it's just it's evidence
of the math. >> i think this -- >> slightly unbalanced deal one way where clearly kasich has no idea really what his role is, senator cruz runs with the ball and they're all running around in circles. a deal put together in desperation. >> i think it was symbolic of this primary race in so many ways. donald trump, his strength is whatever he believes for the seven minutes he believes it he says it and sells it. these guys did not have their heart in this. it was too little, too late and then cruz does what he always does, he goes one step further and he takes a swipe at kasich and kasich despite his nice guy thing that he's cultivated lately he's onry. he said no, not in this and it's
not going to work. >> what we have here is the latest version of what we've been watching all year which is signs of campaigns slowly disintegrating in slow motion. >> mitt romney announced on march 3rd that the two sides had to come together, the so called brom bromance between john kasich and ted cruz. >> why do you come out and play perfectly like you are saying into the hands of the trump narrative this is a rigged election. they were sending a signal we're still in this, but they sent a terrible message to the voters. this system is rigged, we made a secret deal. >> you're right, but -- ted cruz who ten days two weeks ago was actually leading in some private polling in indiana conducted for the senate race is now down ten
points in indiana in that same private polling. what is ted cruz's argument going to be if he loses indiana to donald trump. he keeps saying i'm the only alternative to donald trump. there's a rule in most sports, you actually have to win. the winning team -- the winning team advances. this is all they got so i get it. i don't want to be overly cynical about the cruz campaign, but they have to keep donald trump in the 1100s and then go to a convention and say he beat us in april and may and he beat us in june, nominate me? >> you can't win by cutting deals. you have to affirmatively win and what cruz is trying to do is say to kasich is stay away and then maybe i can win against trump. >> to me this was like a suicide
pact. it came much too late, but i have to tell you there are a lot of reasons for donald trump's success, but i think one of them is the amateurs he was running against. if you look back, the people that tried to take him on and bring him down, jeb bush, rand paul, marco rubio, donald trump made fools of them and the latest is john kasich and ted cruz. >> think about that, 17 candidates at the beginning, eight sitting or former governors. >> they were not amateurs. >> this was considered the deepest most talented field of the republican party in a generation. >> not only the candidates themselves, but the people they hired. >> everyone else is doing conventional campaigns. no one is taking donald trump seriously and then they're dropping like flies and they
didn't adjust in the rules are different for donald trump than they are for the rest of these guys. when he lost wisconsin, he accused ted cruz with no evidence whatsoever of a federal crime. that's just desperation. these guys aren't the only guys who do desperation, but he doesn't play the same price. >> donald trump has beat out 17 people because he's so clearly has his hand on the pulse of the nation. he understood that republicans were frustrated. we see in this latest exit poll 62% feel betrayed by the party. >> the question is -- you said the pulse of the nation. >> i think it will be the pulse of the nation. there's a lot of anger at the establishment which is why bernie sanders is doing so well. >> one at a time. >> that's why bernie sanders is doing so well. >> bernie sanders is doing well because he is speaking to the issues that many americans care
about, raising the wage, making sure that our kids have a future. he's not saying we're going to build a wall to keep people out, he's not attacking muslims, he's not attacking women so he's not running the same campaign as donald trump. don't try to make donald trump and bernie the same. >> jeffry. >> how different would this race be this instant if instead of trying to make a deal with kasich ted cruz had gone to trump had said i'm not making it between us, i will come out and endorse you tomorrow, let's talk. this race -- he'd be out of it, but he'd be in a better standing than he is tonight. >> you have the lying ted problem, which is kind of an issue. it cruz and kasich really liked each other they could have formed some kind of a ticket if they wanted to, but even that probably wouldn't have worked for them. i think what we're seeing here is that these two people don't really trust each other. i mean cruz was asked today why
didn't you put kasich on your ticket. i said that's getting ahead of ourselves here. on the other hand he's cutting a deal with him on the state of indiana and it sends all these kind of mixed signals. >> to vote for ted cruz is like asking them to vote for hillary clinton. i mean -- >> she's right that these outsiders are both speaking to frustrations, but bernie's strength is with voters. a harvard poll today shows that trump is 20 underwater with republican millennials. >> hillary clinton has lost millennials in 20 of 22 states. if donald trump is the nominee he's going to put states like pennsylvania and michigan into play because he has the same message as bernie sanders. >> and new york.
>> good lord. don't make me come out here and help bernie out. don't give bernie heartburn. bernie is raising the hopes of millions of americans who want a better life and future. >> as is donald trump. >> perhaps that's donald trump's message but you can't hear that for all the noise. >> for weeks we've tried to characterize donald trump as a bigot -- he's winning millions and millions of voters. >> let's take a break on this one because i think we only have seven or eight more hours. more about the deal between cruz and kasich to divide and conquer the upcoming primary states. plus the latest from the polling stations when we come back. ♪ with 5-door versatility, advanced hybrid technology and dynamic sport-tuned suspension...
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the polls are still open in five north eastern states but ted cruz and john kasich have an unusual strategy for three of the upcoming primaries. they announced they had decided to work together to try to stop donald trump. the plan is for cruz to focus on indiana and give up on new mexico and oregon. donald trump has blasted the plan as desperate. he says in the past 24 hours kasich has says it's much ado about nothing. >> is this collusion. >> no. what does that even mean? do you know what that means. >> reporter: the two of you are teeming up to compete against donald trump. >> no, the two of us are competing to win the nomination. >> we don't want to spend money in places we can't win. >> i don't see this as in any b
deal other than the fact i'm not going to spend resources in indiana. i'm not going to tell voters anything. >> i'm going to be going on thursday to oregon. ted cruz is not going to oregon. he may be in indiana. i'm not going to indiana. >> i've never told them not to vote for me. >> when you don't campaign in certain areas in any kind of a race, guess what? you're turnout goes down. >> joining me now is john kasich's national communication adviser. thanks for joining us. is this deal still alive because it seems there's some strain there. >> it's alive. john kasich cancelled his campaign appearances in indiana. >> he's doing fundraising in indiana. >> we're shifting our focus westward where we believe we can do better than ted cruz can. this is about stopping hillary clinton and in order to do that you've got to keep trump off the ballot in november because he gets crushed by hillary clinton.
>> the confusion is when kasich says he wants people in indiana to vote for him, not necessarily vote for cruz then it sounds kw confusing. >> we're not telling voters how to vote. >> why not tell voters which all presidential candidates and you've worked on other presidential candidates, why not say vote for me. >> the agreement is under way and this is the best way we feel we can keep trump for getting to 1,237. today we learned that donald trump may have to testify in a fraud case in the fall. we know he's going to get destroyed by hillary clinton and we're probably going to lose the senate. >> you're talking about the trump university. >> absolutely. >> he says he's looking forward to that. >> that doesn't change the 66% of americans that view him negatively. he does abyssal with women.
is he going to be presidential or is he going to be the insult slinging donald trump that we know. >> he continues to ridicule kasich and he says he's 1 for 41. he says way is kasich still in this race to which you say. >> because kasich is the best person to be the commander in chief and the best able to lead our country and fix what's wrong. you can talk about shaking up washington, but there's only one candidate that's done it and that's john kasich and he has a history of delivering on what he's promised unlike anyone else in this race and he's the only candidate who can move our country forward. if we elect hillary clinton it's going to be four more years of obama that we've experienced. >> he was born in pennsylvania. how is he going do in pennsylvania tonight. >> we think we're going to pick up delegates in pennsylvania and maryland and hopefully connecticut and rhode island. >> he's not going to win any
states. >> no. pennsylvania looks well, but the same poll that shows donald trump winning pennsylvania in the primary shows him getting crushed by hillary in the general election. this electoral map goes to shreds for donald trump in november. >> i was surprised that kasich gave up on indiana. you would think that would be a state more accessible to him. >> it didn't work out that way and we're going to see how this strategy plays out. we're finding we're strong in the pacific northwest and we're doelg doing well in the northeast because people want an alternative. 63% of republican voters do not want donald trump to be the nominee. >> thanks very much for coming in. >> you got it. just ahead polls are open until 8:00 p.m. eastern and all five states holding primaries today. we're going to check out a polling station in baltimore. much more coming up. ♪
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five states are voting and the polls will be open for another hour and a half or so. brian todd is in a polling location in maryland. how has the voter turnout been out there? >> reporter: pretty energyic. we're expecting more people to come in as they get off work. about an hour and a half now until the polls close. they are telling people what their name is and and give you a ballot according to your party affiliation. 14 polling stations here. paper ballots, that's a new procedure here. they haven't done that in several years. after they cast a paper ballot, they take it to the scanner and then they're done. the early voting was popular
this year. they had early voting available from april 14th to april 21st and hundreds of thousands of people cast their ballots. now, as far as some political intrigue at play, there's some of that here too as well. the governor has said he does not want donald trump to be the nominee. he has not endorsed either kasich or ted cruz. he had endorsed chris christie, but he' taken the unusual step of saying he does not want donald trump to be the nominee. is that going to effect trump's numbers here in maryland? maybe not because he had a sizeable lead in a lot of the polls going into today so we're going to see how the dynamic with the governor plays out. hillary clinton's dominance in maryland, especially here in the baltimore area. in the polls leading up to this she was expected to do pretty well, especially in the baltimore area.
also in maryland and montgomery county maryland which are a adjacent to washington, d.c. our team sampled about 100 voters as they came out of the polling station today, but according to the people we talked to about 60% of them said they support hillary clinton so she's showing strong here in this precinct so far. >> we'll see what happens with all those early voters. probably get some quick results at 8:00 p.m. eastern once the polls close. thanks very much. >> we're back with our panel. how important is tonight for bernie sanders in terms of -- if hillary clinton gets four out of five, obviously bernie sanders is going to stay in it. he's said that all the way through the convention, particularly wants to get to california, but in terms of his message and the tone of his campaign moving forward, how much would it shift tonight if he doesn't have a good night tonight. >> that's a very personal
decision and he probably can answer it better than mist. whatever your politics if you think of how much time they have put into this, how it's little sleep and you give up your life and it's a lot of money, have grace for all of them. i do think if she wins four out of five or five out of five tonight there's the delegate math and then the damage grapem. that would prove that bernie sanders is having a hard time with closed primaries with where you have african-americans or latinos and then bernie sanders is in this race until the convention. i think there's no doubt about that. he has the resources to stay in. but to the tone, it's a fascinating question you raise. will he stop calling her insinuating that she's beholden to wall street? will he dial it back a little bit? that's a conversation he will
have to have with himself after the votes. >> on the transcript jane sanders says they'll release more tax returns when and if hillary clinton releases the speeches. >> that's along the lines of what john is talking about. the tone has changed, but there's more that can be done. i've one an election and i've lost one. first you have a sense of where things are going in either situation, but even closer to home eight eayears ago i was in the same situation. i was a delegate for hillary clinton and then you had a sense of how things were starting to go and you reach that point where it becomes clear it's not going to happen wi. the candidates, the supporters and being that involved and that committed, so i got a phone call. hillary clinton called in early june and said it's not going to work out for us. i'm going to endorse senator barack obama. i said what do you want me to
do. i want you to give him the same 100% you gave me. end of conversation and on to the general election. that's a transition period, but at some point you have to come to that realizization and that's what's going on right now. senator sanders and the family have to have that conversation and the top people in the campaign have to have that conversation and then how do you talk to millions of supporters. >> is it up to senator sanders to make those phone calls and talk to his supporters or is it up to hillary clinton to reach out? >> donna said this earlier, it is up to both. certainly senator sanders will endorse whoever the nominee is, if he's hillary, he will ask his supporters to do it. hillary is going to have to reach out to them, particularly to the young people, but they're not going to come automatically. she has to say there's not that much difference, but i have to say in terms of moving forward after tonight that's still 14 states to go and you have to
look at what bernie is in this forward. there's a candidate and there's a cause. bernie he may not win, but he also wants to shape the agenda and have an influence on the platform and he wants to shake up this democratic party and reform the democratic party and to get that done, the more delegates he has the stronger he'll be. >> bernie sanders has come out and said he'll do what he needs to do to defeat the republican nominee. so that was the beginning of something of the coming together. once he can't articulate a path to victory anymore, he has to decide what he wants to do and he may not be there yet, but once he can't do that then he has to figure out what he wants and he has to get his people excited about hillary clinton and barack obama comes in and those younger voters who have been reeleluctant with hillary
clinton -- >> obama did the same thing eight years ago. >> bernie sanders, he's not only one of the quote, unquote leaders inside -- well he caucused with the democrats, budget committee and veterans committee, he plays an important role within the united states senate and many of us know the senate is up for grabs next year. clearly the democratic party would like to come together and have bernie and hillary support and we have two states tonight where we're looking at the senate race, we want to take back the senate and get the supreme court and we want to make sure that donald trump is not the next president of the united states. >> when hillary clinton who was still a candidate came to the convention and stood up and said she wanted the convention to declare barack obama the nominee, if we could do that in 2016 that would be tremendous.
>> there's a weird thing on both sides. the outsiders on both sides essentially joined the party to run for president. they just got here. they go the to the party recently so i don't think it should be terribly surprising if their first priority is not to bring the party together again. >> we have to take a quick break. we'll talk more. hillary clinton wrapped up an event in indiana and bernie sanders' rally is set to begin in a few hours. we'll speak with clinton's chief strategist about the stakes for his candidate tonight and check in with a polling station in connecticut. we'll be right back. the surface pro, it's like a multi-purpose piece of equipment for me. the fact that you can travel with it as a laptop
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voters in five key states have a little bit more than an hour left to get to the polls. let's check in at connecticut. how has the turnout been where you are? >> reporter: we checked with the secretary of state and the latest numbers they have say those turnout numbers should exceed the numbers they've been seeing from past primaries so voter turnout is a pretty high from what we're understanding, but they're going to have better numbers when the polls close in just over an hour. here at this location you can see those people coming out. it's certainly slowed down a
bit, but we did see lines out early this morning and just after that 5:00 hour, but certainly people are trying to cast their vote as people are excited about this particular primary feeling like it's actually going to count and we should see how it all works out a little bit later tonight. >> i understand that some of the names on the connecticut ballot might surprise people. what do you see there? >> reporter: it's actually on the republican side when connecticut voters actually come here and get a ballot they'll see ben carson listed and that's because we're told by the secretary of state that they reached out to the carson camp and he was supposed to let them know he wasn't going to be on the ballot by march 21st. they never heard back so his name is on the ballot and they will be counting those votes. >> interesting. thank you very much. as we said the democratic presidential front-runner hillary clinton looking ahead to indiana which votes next
tuesday. she wrapped up a campaign rally there before heading to pennsylvania to wait for tonight's election results. she's expected to have a good night tonight. she's already holding a significant lead in delegates. joining us now is the chief strategist for the clinton campaign. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> are all five states must wins for hillary clinton? are you confident she'll win them all? >> i don't think all five states are must wins. i think what we have to do is win three maybe four. i think we have to continue to build on our pledged delegate lead and our lead in the popular vote of more than 2.6 million voters right now. >> donald trump tweeted earlier today and i'll read the tweet for you. he said bernie sanders has been treated terribly by the democrats both with delegates and otherwise. he should show them and run as an independent. is there a fear in the clinton campaign that he might accept
donald trump's advice? >> i think donald trump's got his own hands full with what's going on on the republican side and the republican party efforts to stop him from the nomination. he might have a good night tonight. i don't know that they'll be able to stop them, but i think his commentary on the republican party is far more interesting and probably insightful than his commentary on the democratic party. >> is senator sanders decision to stay in this race complicating the timetable for getting ready for the general election. >> i think we have a few primaries to go. i think after tonight it will be clear that this delegate lead here will be over a size at which it will be insurmountable for senator sanders because he won't have enough territory. we went through this in 2008. hillary clinton campaigned until
the end against barack obama. the important thing is to unify the party and do that as quickly as we can because the bigger threats we face is what the republicans would do to working americans if they got into the white house when it comes to refusing to raise the minimum wage and refusing equal pay for women, wanting to deport 11 million immigrants. those stakes are going to be high and the sooner we come together, whatever differences, we have, are smaller than those we have with the republicans and that shouldn't distract us from the traffic we have at hand in november. >> jane sanders told me that senator sanders family won't be releasing any more tax returns until hillary clinton releases the transcript of her paid speeches before wall street groups. your reaction to that? >> i think -- i didn't hear what jane sanders said to you. i heard reports of it. the reality here is since 1980
the standard for serious presidential candidates for both parties has been to release many years of their tax returns. the only two people in this race who haven't done that and i think possibly since the '80s is senator sanders and donald trump. >> he did release his 2014 tax return. >> i think secretary clinton has multiple years posted in her website as do most candidates. it's a bench mark for most ka d candidates, but right now we're competing for votes and winning these primaries. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. up next john king maps out the delegate math for all of us tonight and beyond. we'll be right back. advanced hybrid technology and dynamic sport-tuned suspension...
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polls will close in a little over an hour in five states. 384 for democrats. a lot of math at play. what should we look for tonight as trump and clinton try to close out april -- >> both front runners looking for wins but to make big statements. if you look where the five contests are with the exception of ohio surrounded by trump territory. donald trump expects to win all five tonight. the key is can he win them big? where would we look? pennsylvania largely a beauty contest. 17 delegates go to the state win winner. the rest are technically non-committed. donald trump hopes a big win
gives him the political argument and say you must vote for me in cleveland. what should we look for? can he sell the trade messages? out there in the western part of the state. john kasich is from the western part of the state. can he somehow cut into trump's margin in this part of the state where he was born before moving to ohio. conservative pockets in the middle. can ted cruz cut into the margin or will pennsylvania be a victory for trump. on the democratic side here, let's go back and look at 2008 to remind people this victory in the 2008 race allowed hillary clinton to carry the race from april into may to allow her to make the case to senator obama, i'm not done but clinton hopes tonight is for a big win in blue color pennsylvania to do the opposite to bernie sanders to say i beat you, you're done, you can't catch me. where else should we look for in the democratic race? 2016 here, what secretary
clinton wants is to come out of the big new york win and she'd like to run the board. it's possible in the state of rhode island. senator sanders could win. watch the state of rhode island tonight. back on the republican side. looks like a trump sweet. the question is one place to watch in the state of maryland, maybe kasich and cruz can cut into trump's delegate margin. kasich moderate washington suburbs, cruz up here in the western part of the state and out here on the eastern shore, conservative republicans. can he pick off a congressional district or two? that's something we'll watch tonight. in the end, it's about wins and momentum but mainly delegate math as we move from april into may here. let's start with the democrats. secretary clinton starts the race. she starts the race as we come back to the democrats today with 253 lead in the pledge delegates. 253. if things go as she expects and run the board tonight or lose rhode island as in this scenario, she could end the
night 280. possible she could end around 300. hillary clinton thinks if she can do that, sends a powerful message to sanders. if she has a 300 lead and the remaining contest over 1,000 left, almost impossible math for sanders. that is the exclamation point to make the case, i'm winning again, i'm winning big. that's her hope. let's switch to the republican math. bring this away with the exception of ohio, this has been trump country. donald trump starts with a healthy lead. what he's hoping for tonight is a giant emphatic sweep of the five states. if that happens, donald trump could add 100, maybe more. if he's above 950 that means he's past three quarters of the way to 1237. donald trump could get even higher than that. so how far does donald trump move this bar tonight? do cruz and kasich pick up any delegates one or two and as we head into the final stretch because this year republicans,
502 delegates at stake. donald trump could be at the end of the night 270, 280 of the finish line with 502 to be decide in may. we close out april looking for big wins but to pad in a very big way their delegate lead. anderson? >> john, thanks very much. big night ahead. we'll find out if donald trump and hillary clinton can submit the front runner status. special coverage continues right now. we just heard from john king. we turned to analyst and reporters. david axle rod, what do we think we learned of the path tonight? >> if he has a strong night tonight and he may, that 1237, i think the stop trump movement has a real challenge ahead of
it. they are looking forward to indiana. he's the guy that broke through the line and headed down the field and a couple more chances to tackle him before he gets to that point. >> is there really a stop trump movement? >> in someways it peaked through wisconsin and tried to reconstitute itself in this holy or unholy alliance between kasich and cruz. what will be interesting tonight, it looks like trump will have a strong showing and clarity in his path. does the never trump movement in the republican party embrace that clarity in someways because, you know, they put every obstacle in trump's way whether all the candidates who were his opponents, even the map favors an establishment candidate and here you have a candidate really set to do something unprecedented winning in the north, northeastern states and it's also won in the south. >> it is incredible, michael. after so many nights being in this situation room, in this, you know, having these
discussions and using the word clarity tonight there may actually be clarity. >> i think to david's point, somebody has to come out of the stands to tackle him at this point because there aren't too many left on the field who have shown the ability to do so and the more obstacles they put in his path to nia's point the stronger he is. this entire cluere cluster betw kasich and cruz helped him, it hasn't hurt him. >> can i use one more football metaphor? that was a hale mary pass and didn't work because kasich didn't seem at all enthusiastic about it and cruz was sharing vote for me and kasich said, wait a hin, actually i didn't give -- >> have you ever heard of an alliance like that? >> back in the 70s you saw something like that with jimmy carter moving toward the nomination, not successful then. the real interesting story is
not how trump performs but acre secement -- accepts results and will it be the presidential trump with the eight-minute speech or are we going to have, you know, is he going to revert to type as he did during the week and take shots at the other two and talk about the process and so on. that will be the most interesting story of the night. >> particularly with this story out there saying their attention in the campaign between with pa paul. >> which was predictable. his thought is i got myself here by being who i am and i don't want people handling me and i certainly don't want people going to florida and telling a bunch of republicans it's all an act because that made him look very, very bad. and i think that you see now corey on television again today. it's -- so there's a bit of a war for the soul of donald trump or that at least the public p
perso persona. >> or the approval of donald trump who is the daddy in this situation. you see these things happen. our coverage continues tonight. super tue straight ahead. the front runners aim for delegate win falls after big victories in new york. >> we're winning by a lot. we're kicking ass. >> the challenger fighting on. the finisher getting closer. >> the race is in the home stretch and victory is inside. >> will contest in five states make the leaders harder to beat? it's another super tuesday, and it's america's choice. tonight in the republican race, donald trump sounding hopeful he can clench the nomination. >> cruz and kasich have no path.