After Nevada, the depression set in.
EVERY ballot shown on CNN’s split screen caucus cam during the commercial break had Trump marked. Putting my hand in the blender.
— Matthew DesOrmeaux ⚜ (@cynicusprime) February 24, 2016
Trump blew his rivals out of the water in the Silver State caucuses. Rubio, who briefly lived in Nevada and attended a Mormon church, was expected to do well in the sparsely populated state. He didn’t. While he did come in second, Trump still beat him 2-to-1 and got twice as many delegates.
In three of the first four primary states, Trump has either met or exceeded polling expectations. While his delegate lead is already large, it’s still very early, with 46 states and hundreds of delegates left to go. Theoretically, anything could happen. Bill Clinton lost nine the first ten primaries in 1992, but still went on to win the Democratic nomination after surprising in mid-March.
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) February 24, 2016
And although Rubio has a very similar political talent to Clinton, this is not 1992.