Trump has been entertaining the possibility of running for president for many years now. When he finally did run, his candidacy was met with laughter and derision, and understandably so. What conservative would want a blowhard reality star for the nomination, and in our current political climate, how could such a caricature of the wealthy elite be trusted by the American people?
However, the Trump campaign has stayed afloat longer than most pundits would have ever guessed, and his nomination is starting to look like a very real possibility. For starters, the GOP’s establishment pick is floundering in the race. Jeb Bush’s campaign is rapidly running out of money as donors jump ship over his lackluster performance. Roughly speaking, his campaign cutting about half of its expenditures. For now it looks like Ben Carson is the only candidate that stands a chance of beating Trump, since Bush has joined the rest of the struggling Republican pack.
And the GOP establishment seems to agree. Politico’s weekly bipartisan survey of political strategists and operatives found that 81% of Republican insiders, and 79% of Democrat insiders, believe that the likelihood of a Trump nomination is higher now than it was a month ago. 22% of Caucus Republicans said he had a 50-50 shot of winning, and another 22% said he had at least a 30% chance of winning, which is significantly higher than he when first started. Trump has proven that he has real staying power, and the longer he remains at the top, the more likely it is that he’s going to win.
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