The Republican Nightmare Continues as Donald Trump Wins Michigan

While there’s definitely intrigue in the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, it doesn’t come anywhere close to the sideshow we’ve seen on the Republican side of the aisle. Since Super Tuesday, the Republican party has descended into absolute chaos as the party tries to figure out some way to take out Donald Trump as the frontrunner.

Well, the nightmare continues as “The Donald” has been declared the winner in Michigan. As of now it’s looking like John Kasich will finish second, Ted Cruz third and Marco Rubio fourth, though this could still change as the full vote is counted.

So, what does this all mean?

For Trump, with his win in Mississippi, if he snags either one or both of Idaho and Hawaii – that’s about as bad as it gets for the GOP. If we see a Trump sweep tonight (which I’m not sure that we will), it’s going to be next to impossible to beat him via delegates. The only way they’ll likely be able to prevent him from representing the party this November is by taking this all the way to the convention.

While the results are still coming in so we don’t quite know exactly where each candidate falls, it’s looking as if it’s going to be a solid night in Michigan for Kasich, a salvageable one for Ted Cruz and another disaster for Marco Rubio. While I know Rubio is banking his entire campaign on Florida, if he finishes third or fourth in every state before then (which is a very real possibility), it’s going to be an incredibly long week for the once “golden boy” of the GOP.

At this point, it really does appear that either the Republican party is going to go into the general election with Donald Trump as their nominee, or they’re going to try to force this all the way to the convention and “steal” it away from him. Trust me, neither option is going to go well for the GOP.

There’s still a long way to go, but Trump winning Michigan is yet another sign that he’s not going anywhere anytime soon – much to the dismay of nearly everyone within the Republican party leadership.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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