Once again Donald Trump proves he is a force to be reckoned with, he won the primary in South Carolina. Apparently Trump’s comments in the last debate had little effect on his standing with the voters. Some analysts predicted that the last debate would hurt Trump’s lead in South Carolina. His ranting at Jeb Bush, his insults about former President George Bush and his responsibility for 9-11 drew some criticism from the public and analysts. There were also the comments that the Pope made this past week and Trump’s inital response to those comments that could have had an effect on Trump’s standing, but did not. Perhaps it was his later, more toned down, comments about the Pope where he said he was a wonderful man that maybe helped save face with the voters, espeically the ones who were undecided and/or on the fence about who to vote for in the primary.
Nevertheless Trump’s followers remain steadfast and loyal. He has proven once again that the majority of the voters in South Carolina believe that he would be the best csndidate for president. True to the end, his supporters have shown they believe in Trump for president. He is not politically correct, he speaks his mind and tells it like it is, and the people love him for it, as we saw in New Hampshire and now South Carolina.
Meanwhile, Jeb Bush decided to back out of the race after finishing fourth in South Carolina. After being endorsed by his brother, former President George Bush, earlier this week and his mother, Barbara Bush, last week, his last ditch effort to pull ahead and do well in the primary was not enough for the former Governor to gain enough momentum. He should be commended for his efforts. This is a tough race to be running in.
Another notable candidate that did well in the primary is Marco Rubio, finishing second behind Donald Tturmp. Despite being criticized by Jeb Bush in one of the debates several weeks ago for being to coached and for repeating certain statements several times, Rubio managed to turn this around with his last debate, which perhaps helped him pull ahead in the South Carolina primary. He is giving Ted Cruz a run for his money and could possibly beat him out in the end. Cruz should be feeling the pressure. Now it is on to Nevada.