Making Sense of 'Mega Tuesday'

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • On Tuesday, Donald Trump won primary contests in Florida, Illinois, and North Carolina. Kenneth Lanci, founder of Consolidated Solutions, a business in Cleveland, and creator of "Ohio Democrats for Trump," discusses Trump’s victory and his path to the nomination.
  • After a poor primary performance on Tuesday, Senator Marco Rubio is out of the race for the White House. Al Cardenas, the former chairman of American Conservative Union and the former chair of the Florida GOP, reflects on Rubio's loss in Florida and his withdrawal from the campaign.
  • Bernie Sanders added to his delegate count on Tuesday, but lost to Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois. What does the future of the 2016 election hold for the senator from Vermont? Symone Sanders, press secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, weighs in.
  • John Kasich won his home state of Ohio last night. Though he's down in the overall delegate count, the governor has vowed to continue his campaign. Rep. Niraj J. Antani, a member of the Ohio legislature, examines the road ahead for Kasich in the Buckeye State and beyond.
  • Ted Cruz hasn't been able to rattle Donald Trump's lead, and on Tuesday, he came in second in Illinois and North Carolina. But in Missouri, the two candidates are running neck-and-neck. With Rubio out, can he turn his campaign around? Delbert Scott, a former state representative for Missouri and a Ted Cruz supporter, answers.
  • After a strong showing on "Mega Tuesday," should Hillary Clinton direct her efforts at capturing voters from Bernie Sanders, or set her sights on facing Donald Trump in the general election? Paula Hicks-Hudson, mayor of Toledo, Ohio and a Hillary Clinton supporter, reflects on the fight ahead for the former secretary of state.
  • Is the 2016 election cycle proof of the failures or the successes of American democracy? And what does the field really look like going forward? Jeffrey Frank, a former senior editor at The New Yorker and the author of “Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage,” weighs in.