My home state of South Carolina (born and raised) is one of the most loyal red-states in America since southern racists jumped ship after the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Republicans love to win South Carolina as it's the first state in the American South to have a primary. Being one of the most "conservative" states, the man they picked was Donald Trump. Unlike other states, Democrats like me have to vote in a primary at a different time, which is next Saturday. So today only the Republicans voted on their favorite candidates.
I heard Trump would probably win, but I turned on the news to see Marco Rubio giving one of the most high-energy speeches I've ever seen. He was so happy and smug I thought he'd gotten a surprise win, but nope. He came in a maybe 2nd against Ted Cruz and it wasn't that close to Trump's numbers. In his speech he claimed the last 7-8 years were of a "failed presidency" but life has gotten much better since 2008. The year of 2008 was so bad because we had a president that had a failed presidency. Ol' Dubya was not the most popular man back in 2008 after a disastrous war in Iraq and the worst economic crisis in America since the Great Depression.
Speaking of George W. Bush, his brother Jeb Bush has officially ended his campaign. About a year ago, many on the left and the right dubbed him the heir apparent to the Republican nomination, but ever since Trump took the spotlight, Jeb has struggled in every state. Now the world will be spared a third Bush president.