While others sneered that Trump had no chance, we predicted shortly after Trump’s announcement, the only way to Stop Trump was to keep him from appearance on the first GOP debate. That didn’t happen.
There was a second chance to Stop Trump if he could be blocked from the second GOP debate. That didn’t happen. Then when Donald J. Trump won South Carolina it was the final confirmation that Donald J. Trump is the GOP nominee in 2016.
Donald J. Trump will win New York state decisively tomorrow. Then on April 26 Trump will continue his swift victorious march through the eastern states. Nothing the GOP establishment can do will Stop Trump from a nomination acceptance speech in Cleveland.
How did the GOP get here? This is what we wrote in the Summer of Trump July 2015:
Repeat: Donald J. Trump is running a real HOPE AND CHANGE campaign with unceasing attacks on the political establishment of the country which includes both parties, Big Media, lobbyists, special interests, unions, the Chamber of Commerce, the regulatory bureaucratic state, and all those who encourage or feed upon this gargantuan power structure – which is what makes Trump so difficult to destroy.
And it is imperative that Trump be destroyed well before August 6. Once Trump gets on a debate stage with governors and senators he will halve his biggest problem and be on the way to the scenario we’ve outlined above. What is Donald Trump’s biggest problem? Trump’s biggest problem is that many Americans do not believe he is really running for president, that this is all a big publicity stunt for something and therefore these Americans do not even consider voting for Trump. But once Trump is seen as a real candidate for president that vast ocean of “he’s not really running” skeptics will be a new target of opportunity for The Donald and Trump’s poll numbers will rise ever higher.
That’s why it is so important to destroy Trump now. Some argue that there is no need to “destroy” Trump because Trump will fade away and the “better” candidate will then rise. This is sheer foolishness.
The GOP establishment failed to keep Trump off the first debate stage. The GOP establishment failed the last ditch attempt to Stop Trump at the second GOP debate. At that point, as we wrote then, failure to keep Trump off the debate stage meant Trump had the nomination:
If the GOP establishment does not blow up Donald J. Trump before the Second GOP debate on September 16, it might well be over and Mr. Donald J. Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. The hostile takeover will be complete. [snip]
As we approach the second GOP debate on September 16 it is an imperative for the establishment that Donald J. Trump be stopped and prevented from appearing on the debate stage. To fail means millions more viewers will fall under the Trump trance.
Trump trance achieved.
The final desperate deadline to Stop Trump was in South Carolina. But in South Carolina Donald J. Trump burned the last few firewalls down. By the time South Carolina voted Donald Trump had eliminated low energy Jeb Bush as well as Scott Walker. It was South Carolina that Ted Cruz called his “firewall” and the entry port to the other southern states. It was South Carolina that Liddle Marco Rubio hoped would prove true his 3-2-1 strategy of third in Iowa, second in New Hampshire, and first in South Carolina. Instead Donald J. Trump won South Carolina and the Southern states Cruz thought to be his for the taking.
The biggest firewall to burn tonight is the GOP establishment firewall. If Trump wins South Carolina Trump will likely win the nomination and control of the Republican Party. The GOP establishment is burning, set ablaze by the voters, mostly the white working class, tired of the lies and corruption of the entire national political establishment
On Tuesday, Donald J. Trump’s home state of New York votes. The polls that just came out point to a Trump victory upstate, downstate, and every which way. All the polls point to a big Trump win. Men, women, rich, poor, moderates, conservatives, all education levels, for Trump. In big New York State with lots of delegates, Ted Cruz does not even break the 20% threshold to get any delegates.
After New York State, the news for Donald J. Trump is good. The latest polls have Trump ahead just about everywhere by a great deal. In Pennsylvania which votes on April 26, Trump is at 46% with Cruz and Kasich trailing at 26% and 23% respectively. In California Trump is near a majority with 49% to Cruz with 31% and Kasich with 16% and these numbers are likely to move towards Trump as it becomes clear that Trump will be the nominee after New York State votes.
It’s over for Trump, with victory in sight.