Manchester, NH – When Ted Cruz won last week's Iowa caucuses and Marco Rubio nearly tied for second, the Republican party seemed to show signs that it was finally open to allowing minorities to achieve success. Then the New Hampshire primary brought the GOP firmly back to its roots as rich white man Donald Trump's convincing victory laid to rest any illusions that a minority or female candidate could ever be the party's nominee.
Garnering 35.3 percent of the vote, Trump soundly bested Latino-American candidate Cruz who earned a mere 11.7 percent and finished third behind Trump and another rich white man, John Kasich. Rubio, another Latino, finished fifth with 10.6 percent. Trump denied the field's only woman, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson, the lone African-American, even that level of success, as they attracted only 4.1 percent and 2.3 percent support, respectively.
Polling indicates that Republican voters will pass over minorities in favor of a rich white male in every state through at least the Super Tuesday primaries. In the more tolerant Democratic party, women and minority candidates won Iowa, finished no worse than second in New Hampshire, and are heavily favored in the upcoming contests.
KilroyIn the more tolerant Democratic party, women and minority candidates won Iowa, finished no worse than second in New Hampshire, and are heavily favored in the upcoming contests.
Not only did the Party Woman™ finish second in New Hampshire, but The Party™ made sure that she won more delegates than the old white guy, despite the fact that he finished with a double-digit lead over her in the popular vote, a truly progressive policy that should be advanced throughout our unfair gender-biased society.
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