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Rethinking

I stopped rooting for Donald Trump. I changed my mind. I think he is way too unpredictable.   Here is the headline from a recent post by Erica Grieder on Burkablog:

WARNING: Donald Trump Could Win the General Election

Here is a part from her post:

The first fifteen primaries have shown that Trump’s appeal isn’t confined to a bloc of Republican voters delineated in the traditional ways, with reference to characteristics like region, ideology, socioeconomic status, race, or religious affiliation. His support is strongest among some subsets of the Republican electorate, like blue-collar white men, but he nonetheless performs pretty well among college-educated professionals too. He’s been successful among voters who would have logical reasons to reject his candidacy, such as southern evangelicals. He’s even been successful at animating support from the most unlikely subset of all: voters who don’t usually bother to vote. To put it differently: Trump has created a new coalition, one that doesn’t map onto the traditional categories.

Go check it all here: http://www.texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/387456/.

The “voters who don’t usually bother to vote” concern me.   How many are out there? I kind of think that the national pollsters are not talking to these folks because they have not been voting.

I would much rather face a Sen. Ted Cruz or heck, even a Mitt Romney because we can pretty much expect to know who will show up to go vote. With Trump we just don’t know and that is kind of scary.

I know it is only Spring Training but the team is already getting off to a good start in the dinger department. Let’s see if you can remember how many ‘Stros had 11 or more dingers last season?

Go check out Kuffer’s take on Adrian Garcia: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=73006.

Of course, in my book he has nothing to ‘splain for running in CD 29.

Now this is cool. From Tags:

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa might soon have his own personalized walk-up song, courtesy of singer Marc Anthony.

Correa, who last year used Anthony’s song, “Preciosa,” as his walk-up song, met the singer while he was in town to watch the Astros and Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium on Friday. Correa told Anthony he liked his music and used one of his songs when he was coming to bat last season, and Anthony said he would make him a personalized one.

“I committed myself,” Anthony told MLB.com. “He plays ‘Preciosa’ coming out, which is like a second national anthem of Puerto Rico. A very important song. It meant a lot to me, and he said, ‘Listen, I’m looking for the next one,’ and I said, ‘Why don’t I just write one for you?’ It was a nice exchange, and he’s absolutely phenomenal. This is what he was born to do, and I really just take my hat off to him and I’m just a massive fan.”

11 ‘Stros had 11 or more dingers last season of course.

Tags also has a new book out for ‘Stros fans. I wonder if he will have a book signing in H-Town?

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