Super Tuesday two or three (depending on the network you were watching) was a night of intrigue within American Presidential politics. Every news network was hailing the same resounding commentary, throughout the night, that “It was a big night for Donald Trump” and indeed it was.
Donald Trump said it best himself, “Nobody has ever done what I have done before”. He virtually won four out of the five states (although technically he tied Missouri with Ted Cruz) and coming within ten percent of beating Governor John Kasich of Ohio in his own state.
Now , at 53% of the way to the magical delegate count of 1,237 with at least 652 delegates by best estimates, the Donald seems to be primed and ready to keep on rolling collecting the remaining 591 delegates he needs to reach the nomination on the first ballot of the GOP convention. Based on Trump’s most recent polling reaching over 53% nationally (and nationally is the key), with the remaining available 968 delegates, Trump will probably win at least 513 of the remaining delegates (with potentially more). This would give Trump at least 1,165 going into the GOP convention with many of the proportional delegate states won by Trump still not committed and the 8 delegates from Ben Carson potentially going to Trump.
There appears no way Ted Cruz can possibly catch up as the primaries move into the more liberal North Eastern and far Western states; especially those states which are dealing with high illegal immigration numbers and industrial manufacture relocation.
John Kasich’s win was a given; like Rubio in Florida, Kasich had to win Ohio and he did. Unlike Rubio, who has been a consistent disappointment to Florida voters from the beginning while Kasich has been widely popular within his state. The key is within his state, yet he only won by 10% and some reports have Trump coming within 8% of Kasich. Added to this is Kasich had his own political machine at work in Ohio. Kasich’s win and staying in the campaign is basically his own way of thumbing his nose at Trump and Cruz while sending a message to the GOP that he is their “Party man”.
What Kasich and the GOP don’t understand is that the PEOPLE don’t want the elite, hierarchy of the GOP establishment deciding their candidate (again) and they don’t want a traditional politician.
The grass roots of both the Republican Party and the nation are tired, fed up and angry over going with the political flow and being forced by the proverbial two parties to nominate and elect who the parties say they should.
Yet, with Donald Trump’s entire primary, debate and poll winnings and popularity among the voters, the GOP establishment still seems stumped by Trump.
In similar fashion, they are dismayed by a first term junior senator from Texas that nobody in the Senate or congress seems to like; namely Ted Cruz. Ted has a well-organized, well-oiled machine with very specific plans for the country. He is a master debater, a fine attorney, Christian and family man and many Americans are drawn to Cruz’s straight forward constitutionalism.
Simply put, the GOP establishment doesn’t like either Cruz or Trump. Their two choices of Bush and Rubio were simply blown away by the desire of the people and even the GOP third choice of Chris Christi dropped out and committed the unpardonable sin by endorsing Trump.
In like manner, even the former GOP endorsed and supported Vice Presidential Nominee Sara Palin came out in support of the Donald.
So, what is the Grand Old Party to do?
The Grand Old Party must become the GNP, “The Great (as in Make America Great Again) New Party”. Republicans must relinquish their traditional ideas about being a Republican. Reagan led the party to re-invent itself and regained the White House for 12 years.
If the Republican Party is wise, they will get behind Trump now. Trump is a candidate like Hillary or the Democratic Party has never seen before. Most of the pundits agree, unlike Cruz, Trump is virtually untouched by the media because he is already a celebrity as well as a brand; statistics have proven that people both buy and vote because they know the name or the band. The Donald also knows how to control the media and knows not only what people want to hear but how to say it in a way which they can understand and relate.
Trump is untouched by Political Incorrectness, his inability to always speak the party line (which people love) his charisma, excitement and ability to draw arena size crowds with standing room only goes without saying.
Simply stated, Trump is and will be an exciting candidate. Trump can do for the Republican Party what Obama did for the Democrats. The big difference will be that Trump has actually held a job and created private secular jobs. Trump also knows finances; not all have been successful but Trump is wealthy and does make billions of dollars.
Trump might not be everything you want but he will be a good and productive president.
Regardless if it is Trump or Cruz, the Republican Party must come together and support one or the other candidates, urge Kasich to get out and get on with attempting to win the general election.