For die-hard Donald Trump supporters the best part of the GOP Nevada caucuses which were held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 would obviously be the fact that he took 45.9 percent of the vote and 14 of the delegates allocated proportionally, right after taking first place in NH and SC. For others seeing the "political establishment" completely freak out rates right up there as a highlight. Then we have those that were very happy to see the "establishment" that has become more pompous, arrogant, and unhinged with every new poll showing Trump rising, become even more unglued.
Setting the stage, so to speak, Glenn Beck was speaking on behalf of Ted Cruz at the Palo Verde High School caucus site and in the video below you will see that Donald Trump who had been visiting caucus locations throughout the evening, showed up to steal Beck's thunder.... watch the people gravitate away from Beck and to Trump.
That was your entertainment part of this article, now lets dig into the entrance polls, which say so much about why Trump has continued to rise and why he is racing towards Super Tuesday with three consecutive big wins under his belt.
ENTRANCE POLLS SHOW THE PUBLIC IS TIRED OF THE 'ESTABLISHMENT'
An overwhelming 70 percent of Nevada caucus-goers say they are looking for someone "outside the political establishment."
As we have seen since Trump first announced his candidacy, when political leaders and the media alike declared him dead in the water, just to see his poll numbers start to rise, the Republican voters are fed up with those same party leaders attempting to "choose" what candidates will or won't be acceptable rather than letting voters make their own decision.
Which brings us to another entrance poll demographic that defies party leaders and the MSM's immediate repudiation of a Trump candidacy after his announcement that he would be running for President, when all the political pundits and talking heads said his comments on immigration would cost him the Hispanic/Latino vote.
Trump took 44 percent of Nevada's Hispanic/Latino caucus-goes, despite the fact that both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have Hispanic/Latino backgrounds.
It is not just Hispanics/Latinos though as we see, according to USA Today, Trump swept "nearly every demographic group," showing his appeal is across the board, or to rephrase, the appeal of his message, since another entrance poll question shows 30 percent of caucus attendees rated economy/jobs as the most important issue facing the country, with government spending taking second place with 26 percent and immigration and terrorism tying at 20 percent.
Perhaps the biggest statement being made to "hard-core" conservatives that have attempted to shame their viewers/readers into supporting the candidate of their choice, rather than respecting each person's individual right to choose the person they want according to their own reasoning, is the entrance poll demographic showing 43 percent of NV caucus-goers consider themselves "somewhat conservative" and 40 percent self-identify as "very conservative."
What many call the rise of Trump could really be said to be the fall of the political establishment, an establishment that for decades has offered voters the "illusion" of choice as they have "selected" who their establishment candidate would be as well as who their "insurgent" candidate would be in order to control the process and ultimately control who the Republican nominee for president would be.
SUPER TUESDAY SCHEDULE
Super Tuesday is March 1, 2016, where twelve states and one territory will caucus or cast primary votes. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia will hold primaries for both parties. Alaska will hold its Republican caucus while American Samoa will caucus for Democrats.
How many delegates are at stake? For Republicans, 595 delegates are at stake. For Democrats, there a 1,004. GOP candidates need 1,237 delegates to win the nomination. Democrats need 2,383.
Who you vote for, if you decide to vote, is your choice, your right and no one has the right to tell you, nor shame you, into doing what they want versus what you feel is the correct thing to do.
Personally, the spectacle of seeing the political establishment work themselves into a frenzy because voters are upending the process and refusing to "do as their told" by the media and party leaders, gives me hope that people are awakening to how corrupt the system has become.