IN A NUTSHELL: MUST READ
New Hampshire: The Natural Place To Decide The Leader Of The Free World New Hampshire (population 1.3 million) will be the second state to help us decide who will be the next US president as voters head to their respective primaries today. Here’s the lowdown for you:
- Polling site FiveThirtyEight predicts a >99% chance that Bernie Sanders will take New Hampshire, putting him in the lead for the Democrats. Meanwhile, Politico reports possible chaos in the Clinton camp.
- Trump is set to take NH for the republicans, leaving Cruz, Rubio, Bush, Kasich and Christie battling for second. The latter three need a decent showing in order to keep their campaigns alive (Jeb’s even called in Dubya to help him out).
- Billionaire tycoon Michael Bloomberg told the Financial Times (a Japanese owned British newspaper) that he is seriously considering an independent run, calling the discourse in the race “distressingly banal” and “an insult to voters.” Republicans are thrilled at the prospect.
- Jim Gilmore is still in the race.
US To Give South Korea New Toys, Angering China
A few days after North Korea launched a rocket into space the US announced that it might give the South Koreans a missile defense system to protect it against the North (winter is here). China, North Korea’s close ally, isn’t too happy at the deployment of such an advanced defense system so close to its border. The US is hoping the threat of such a system might “encourage” China to rebuke North Korea… Hopefully it works.