Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Carly Fiorina also dropped out today

Noted here.

Chris Christie dropped out of the race today, notably on friendly terms with Donald Trump

Reported here:

“I think that Chris did an amazing job in terms of the debate, as a prosecutor, and he’s a friend of mine,” Donald Trump said Wednesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “And he actually called me last night, and we had a long talk, and he’s a little disappointed because he really did do a great job, he did an amazing job during that debate,” he added.

The current El Nino now qualifies as a very strong one, but not as severe as 1997-98

The current El Nino now qualifies as a very strong one because there have been three consecutive measuring periods at 2.0 or greater on the Oceanic Nino Index: 2.0, 2.2 and 2.3.

This is the third very strong El Nino since 1950.

For the current three month measuring period it averages 2.166, in the middle between the similarly measured 1982-83 El Nino averaging 2.033, and the 1997-98 episode averaging 2.266.

The latter event was 11.5% more severe in the current three month period than the '82-'83 episode, and the current event is only 6.5% more severe.

The 1982 episode lasted fifteen months and averaged 1.3 on the index, the 1997 episode lasted thirteen months and averaged 1.56, and the current episode is now ten months in duration averaging 1.41.

Marco Rubio blames poor New Hampshire showing on his debate performance, saying that will never happen again

Little Jebbie spent $36 million in New Hampshire to come in . . . fourth

Reported here:

Cruz’s third-place finish also reflected badly on Rubio and Bush. Cruz spent less than $600,000 in the state yet finished ahead of fourth-place Bush who, between his super PAC and campaign, spent as much as $36 million on television. Rubio spent about $15 million and finished in a close fifth.

Trump buries #2 Kasich by almost 20 points in New Hampshire, Sanders staggers Clinton by 22

The race was called at 8:05 PM last night with just 4% of the vote counted.

Here are the results this morning with 88% of the vote counted.