Super Tuesday 3 is in the books and it looks like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton speeding their way to their respective party’s nominations. So with that in mind, here are three things that we can take away from the third, and most important, instalment of Super Tuesday.
The ‘Trump Train’ Cannot Be Stopped Now
If the GOP Establishment was looking for Super Tuesday 3 to make their last stand against Trump, they failed miserably.
Trump expectedly carried Illinois and Florida, what was in a surprisingly tough fight with Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz in North Carolina before Trump pulled off a late-game run to take the Tar Heel State. With those three wins in the books, Trump now currently has 621 delegates, and with the GOP Primaries heading into Trump-friendly territory, it seems like the GOP Establishment is having a tough time gravitating to the fact that the “Trump Train” is blasting full-steam ahead and cannot be stopped.
It’s going to take a spectacular fall for Trump to lose the GOP nomination.
Broker Convention the GOP’s ‘Secret Ace?’
The Establishment’s loss was so devastating, that it caused their self-appointed last great hope, Marco Rubio, to suspend his campaign after failing to defend his home state against Donald Trump.
With their candidate all but gone, and John Kasich too far behind for the moderate Ohio Governor to make up ground, the Establishment look like they have no choice but to hope that Ted Cruz can pick off enough states to prevent Trump from getting the 1237 delegates needed for the automatic nomination, which, in turn, would force a “broker convention” in Cleveland that will put all of the GOP candidates back in play.
That’s the only road for the Establishment, and it’s not so much of a long shot as you may think.
Bernie Sanders ‘feeling the Bern’ of Hillary Clinton
To his credit, Bernie Sanders is fighting valiantly, but with Hillary Clinton sweeping all five of the Super Tuesday states, she has Sanders’ campaign on life support.
He didn’t expect Clinton to be this strong, and after a shaky start, it seems like Clinton has found her own train, and like Trump’s, it’s speeding head fast to the Democratic nomination, leaving Sanders and his “feel the Bern” crowd in its dust.
Granted, Sanders has same winnable states ahead, but he’s just too far behind now to make a substantial difference in this race. Clinton looks like she’s going to be the Democratic nominee, and it’s time for Sanders to come to that reality.
The truth hurts, but it has to be said.