Happy Super Trumpsday, everyone!
Today we bathe in the tears of the GOP establishment. The salt must flow!
A good performance today will confirm Donald Trump as the Republican candidate thanks to the GOPe’s desire to stack the deck and force “electable” moderates on the party’s conservatives.
Memo to Republican leaders: Be careful what you wish for.
Hoping to avoid a repeat of the messy fight for the Republican nomination in 2012, the party drew up a calendar and delegate-selection rules intended to allow a front-runner to wrap things up quickly.
Now, with Republicans voting in 11 states on Tuesday, the worst fears of the party’s establishment are coming true: Donald J. Trump could all but seal his path to the nomination in a case of unintended consequences for the party leadership, which vehemently opposes him.
“Trump has significant advantages, and that’s the way the system is designed,” said Joshua T. Putnam, a political science lecturer at the University of Georgia with an expertise in delegate selection. “It’s right in line with what the folks designing these rules wanted. It’s just not the candidate they preferred.”
No wonder the GOP has been losing the political and cultural wars for 30 years. Their elite leadership is strategically incompetent.