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Super Tuesday open thread: Can Trump hold his lead? Will Hillary’s fake southern accent seal the south? Updated

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By Doug Powers  •  March 1, 2016 10:43 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Update:

So far, Trump has won Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts, Arkansas and Tennessee. Cruz has won Texas and Oklahoma. Minnesota’s caucus has been called for Rubio. The Republican convention could be shaping up to be anything but boring.

Hillary Clinton so far has won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Sanders has taken Vermont, Oklahoma and the Colorado caucuses.

Update II:

So is this going to be the Republican candidate who will offer an enticing and principled alternative to Hillary?

“Look, Planned Parenthood has done very good work for many, many — for millions of women,” Trump said in a news conference Tuesday night. “And I’ll say it, and I know a lot of the so-called conservatives, they say that’s really … cause I’m a conservative, but I’m a common-sense conservative.”

Trump said he would not fund Planned Parenthood “as long as you have the abortion going on,” but noted the “millions of people — and I’ve had thousands of letters from women — that have been helped.”

“So called conservatives” even got the finger quote treatment — and Christie behind Trump looks like he’s waiting to ask for directions to the bus stop:

Hillary’s probably at 1600 Penn measuring for curtains (again) as we speak.

Planned Parenthood doesn’t seem moved by Trump’s recent acquiescence:

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Super Tuesday has arrived.

Wait, let me try that again and use Jeb’s old exclamation point that I just picked up on eBay:

Super Tuesday has arrivednull

Eh, it was a little better but I’m not sure that was worth four bucks.

In any case, eleven states are having primaries or caucuses today. Will Trump’s lead widen or will it be narrowed? Will anti-Wall Street candidate Bernie Sanders receiving the endorsement of a “progressive” who’s under ethics investigation for running a Cayman Islands hedge fund help him close the gap against an opponent who’s under FBI investigation while both tell their voters that Republicans are shady? We’ll see soon enough.

If Hillary wins big in the south it’ll be due to her completely natural ability to blend in, as she demonstrated both this year and in 2008:

Place your bets! I’ll update with some results later after I’m done shoveling several more inches of global warming out of the driveway.

**Written by Doug Powers

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