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Washington Post: GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 04:15 AM

Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee.

An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, are making the kind of rushed tactical moves that signal desperation.

The party is at a turning point. Republican stalwarts opposed to Trump remain fearful of the damage the unconventional and unruly billionaire might inflict on the party’s down-ballot candidates in November. But many also now see him as the all-but-certain nominee and are exhausted by the prospect of a contested July convention, according to interviews this week with more than a dozen party figures from coast to coast.
GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

Hopefully, we can finally end the talk of the Republicans trying to steal the nomination from Trump. After all, it should have been ended when the Republicans basically officially announced "WE WON'T TRY TO STOP TRUMP":

Republican Party leaders turned aside an effort Thursday to change the rules at their national convention to make it harder for the GOP to choose a fresh presidential candidate, a prelude to what may be sharper battles ahead.
RNC rejects rule change making it harder to nominate compromise candidate

Quoting from the article directly above:

"Our making a change of this magnitude at this point is the worst possible thing that we could do to inspire the confidence of the delegates in our home states that we are not putting our finger on the scale for any candidate," said Enid Mickelsen, an RNC committeewoman from Utah.

Read between the lines. It doesn't matter if the Republicans could theoretically steal the nomination from Trump, they've decided they're not going to do it.

posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 04:19 AM
Love it.. imagine all the elite rich sons of bankers that dropped there head..

You've done everything you could to discredit Trump and stop him achieving his goals, now he's in charge.

Trump will be loving it, all those that mocked him will be talking sweet whispers in his ear hoping they dont get the arse.

Now you'll find out Trumps truth.. if he stops fingering all the elite in a crowd.. then he's become one of them!

posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 04:34 AM
Most people don't know this but Hillary is getting zero coverage here in Japan. I think the Japanese people don't like liars and women that stay with their husies . well, you guys know what they mean.

posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 06:03 AM
a reply to: Profusion

Merely because the Republican elite 'say' they won't try to thwart Trump doesn't assure that they won't.

"Trust....but verify"...

posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 06:50 AM
They'd be wise to keep it on the up and up else folks may very literally burn Cleveland (the convention) to the ground. I think they may finally be realizing that "the people" are fed up with their games.

But it isn't over yet. I'll believe it when I see it.

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