Presidential nominations will be in full swing in Nevada starting Tuesday where a lot of expected and unexpected activities are to take place. However the questions doing the rounds are about Trump hitting the hattric without repeating history of Iowa for get-out-the vote operations.
Mormons and their merging history are on spotlight too. Ofcourse, the caucus process and its unified approach are being questioned.
The race for the Republican presidential nomination enters Nevada on Tuesday, where front-runner Donald Trump looks to rack up a third straight win after sailing to victory in South Carolina’s primary over the weekend.
Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, who’s still seeking his first win in a nominating contest, are aiming to produce a strong showing in the Republican caucuses here to blunt Trump’s trajectory toward the nomination.
Can Marco Rubio find a win?
The freshman senator has been labeled a potentially transformational figure; he is charismatic, projects optimism and, as a 44-year-old Cuban American, offers the party a younger voice that reflects the increasingly diverse electorate. But for all Rubio’s promise, he has yet to win. He finished third in Iowa, a distant fifth in New Hampshire and second in South Carolina.
Will Donald Trump’s failure to match his rivals’ strong get-out-the-vote operations damage him in Nevada the way it did in Iowa?
Trump has the support of blue-collar white voters who didn’t go to college and are extremely discontent with politicians and Washington. His popularity can be seen in the massive attendance at his rallies; Trump campaign events in recent months along the Strip have attracted thousands. But whether that will turn into votes remains to be seen.
Organizing is crucial to success in caucuses; the voting is more complicated than in a primary and demands a firmer commitment. Participants must show up at a scheduled time instead of dropping by a polling station when it fits their schedule.