Trump cruises to win nomination

Notwithstanding Trump's surprises, the irony is that the GOP still nurses serious second thoughts over his nomination. But for Trump there is no looking back.



Donald Trump is the man of the moment. He has surprised the pundits of doom by leading from the front for a third consecutive victory in Nevada after winning New Hampshire and South Carolina. While he still needs more delegates to officially clinch the Republican nomination, the question is who is going to stop him? Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are no match, and are on their way out of the duel. Is Trump now being heard by the Americans? Or he is just cruising by virtue of his rhetoric and the fact that his opponents are weak and inward looking? Whatever may be the case, Trump has cemented his lead in the race, and seems all set to confront Hilary Clinton, if she manages to overcome the revolutionary appeal of Bernie Sanders.
Notwithstanding Trump's surprises, the irony is that the GOP still nurses serious second thoughts over his nomination. But for Trump there is no looking back. He keeps reminding the Americans that they are a great nation, and they are 'winning'. After his xenophobic comments and bad mouthing against the American Muslims, Trump was warned to tone down his rhetoric. Yet he's turned up his volume. This goes on establish the billionaire is determined to go ahead, and has literally kept his party's nomination committee and the analysts on tenterhooks. Trump has hit the maximum number of controversies that he could, and is still winning! He has taken on the Pope, the Muslims, the conservative media, the Mexicans and Hispanics, and last but not the least, the Apple. Yet he is going strong. The reason is that Trump doesn't care what you think. He has the audacity to claim that he can punch his supporter in his face and he'd still win. It is a dilemma of sorts and a philosophical contradiction for the Americans to ponder over. The GOP and the electorate should keep their fingers crossed for Thursday's final debate before Super Tuesday. Trump is bound to come up with more surprises.


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