COLUMBUS, Ga.- Here at WRBL News 3 we couldn’t remember in past elections hearing the term “Second Super Tuesday” so it prompted us to meet up with our WRBL political analyst Nicholas Easton to see if he could could explain how it came to be.
Easton says if you remember we made history this year in the South and for once actually participated in Super Tuesday to the point that it even gained the nick name “The SEC primary.”
However, Easton says the South’s inclusion in the first Super Tuesday partly created the Second Super Tuesday which was held on the 8th of March. Easton also says besides the primaries being set early this year in the South the entire election cycle calendar was shortened to fit into March. He believes this was a mistake. He says the Republicans over played their hand and Trump is a consequence of that.
“The problem is you have a candidate like Trump..the establishment of the party has decided they want to stop and it looks like they have run out of time to stop him,” says Easton.
The third Super Tuesday is set for the 15th of March where five states will hold primaries. They are: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.
Easton also says the only other hope for the establishment to get their way and not have Trump be there man is if Trump somehow doesn’t hit the magic number of delegates on this first ballot. If Trump falls short and there is no definitive candidate then he says we can expect to see fireworks of drama at a brokered convention this summer. He says the establishment has the authority on the second ballot to choose someone random that they think is best for the party and that even includes someone that hasn’t even been among the primaries.The delegates would no longer be bound by their primaries and pick whoever they want through horse-trading. Easton also says at this point the establishment would more than likely be alienating the common person and their popular vote. He says it could get so ugly this could be the undoing of the Republican party as we know it today