New York City
Wanna know why John Kasich has stayed in the race well beyond the expiration date on his milk jug?
New York County, coterminous with the borough of Manhattan, where Donald Trump lives and where he made his fortune, was Kasich’s only county win in the state last night. Albeit not by that much, and with a total Republican voting universe way less than the Democrats. However, Manhattan is also where the national news media are based, so this means that Kasich, being the favorite of the admittedly scant Republican wing of the mainstream national news media, is being puffed up well beyond his size simply because he’s got an “in” to the media. This is making Kasich a celebrity, and he doesn’t want to give this up any sooner than they won’t keep on giving him celebrity status anymore.
He took Manhattan.
But not The Bronx or Staten Island, too.
The 82% in Richmond County (Staten Island) bodes very well for Trump in New Jersey, on June 5, which is the final primary day this season, because I am told that Staten Island has much more of a Jersey feel than even a Brooklyn or Queens feel. Though since Trump got 64% in Brooklyn and 68% in his native Queens, one wonders if that really matters.
Also note that Ted Cruz’s second place finish in Kings County (Brooklyn) was only one of two second place finishes in the state for him. The only other was Wyoming County, a rural county in the western part of the state that is east of Buffalo, a county that has been on average in the last several Presidential cycles the second reddest in the state. And even there, Cruz barely eked out second over Kasich, but was light years behind Trump.
I think last night was TKO in both parties.