Trump and Clinton Head South with Momentum

Feb 24, 2016

Fresh off his victories in South Carolina and Nevada, Donald Trump heads into the SEC/Super Tuesday primaries with what appears to be unstoppable momentum. Polls in Georgia show the GOP frontrunner with what may be an insurmountable lead in the state, while Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign is counting on his organization and ground game in Georgia to prove the pollsters wrong. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio is counting on the continued winnowing of the Republican field to eventually put him in a one on one contest with Trump before it’s too late to stop the billionaire businessman. Gov. John Kasich continues to try to gain enough traction and support to stay in the race until it leaves the south. If Trump rolls through Georgia and the other SEC states, does he wrap up the nomination before baseball season starts? Will Cruz’s ground game be the difference maker in the Peach State and other Super Tuesday states and prolong the race? Can Rubio maintain his momentum and force Cruz and Kasich from the field to force a showdown with Trump? And whither Dr. Ben Carson? On the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton’s victory in the Nevada caucuses gives her momentum as she heads to South Carolina and the SEC/Super Tuesday primaries. Has Bernie Sanders increased his support in the African American community enough to be competitive in the south and stay in the race as it turns north and west? Will the former secretary of state run the SEC/Super Tuesday table and wrap up nomination earlier rather than later? Under the Gold Dome, religious liberty continues to be discussed with HB 757 being considered in the House after clearing the Senate. Many in the LGBT community view the legislation as state sanctioned discrimination, while many in the business community worry about the impact the legislation will have on the commerce in the state. Does the House pass the legislation? Will it eventually be signed into law? The panel weighs in on all of this and more!