With Donald Trump all but guaranteed to become the Republican presidential nominee, the only hope the party really has right now is that Ted Cruz can perform well enough over these last few weeks to keep him from hitting the magical 1,237 number needed to clinch the nomination outright. If he can do that, then that gives the party more time to decide whether or not they want to “steal” the nomination from him at the party’s convention in July.
Well, unfortunately for Republicans, that goal has become more difficult than ever as MSNBC has declared Trump the winner of Indiana.
While there’s still hope that the GOP can keep Trump from clinching the nomination outright, it’s beginning to fade – fast. They are really going to have to go full-on anti-Trump over these next few weeks if they want to hope to ensure that this process heads to the convention where they at least have the option of choosing someone other than “The Donald.”
For Cruz, this is a huge blow. Not only did he fail to win a state where he led in the polls fairly recently, but he’s actually going to lose Indiana somewhat handily. Which is terrible news for a candidate who was absolutely crushed last week in all five contests.
There’s really no other way to put this, it seems almost inevitable that – unless a miracle happens – Donald Trump is going to be the GOP presidential nominee this year.
And while Republicans can spin that reality however they want, the bottom line is, they created this monster so they really only have themselves to blame.
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