Hours after he had claimed three victories, Donald Trump the front runner for the Republican Party called on the party’s mainstream to stop resisting his presidential candidacy as his rivals for the White House started their weeklong trek to block the businessman from gaining a delegate lead that is insurmountable.
Rather than fight it, the establishment should embrace it said Trump in an interview on Wednesday. If the party embraces what is taking place and everyone comes together, no one would be able to defeat the Republicans, added the billionaire businessman.
Trump’s easy wins on Tuesday in Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii left opponents with less of an opportunity to slow down his momentum in the primaries and little indication the intense efforts of derailing it or undermining his credibility have pushed away voters from the controversial candidate.
For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders surprised Hillary Clinton in Michigan on Tuesday, a win that injected new life into his bid for the White House and forecast a contest amongst he and Clinton that could last far longer than originally thought.
Nevertheless, Clinton, who was victorious in Mississippi, added to her lead in delegates and is now at the halfway point to the number of delegates she needs to win the nomination of her party.
The attempt to stop the momentum of Trump shifts to five important states that vote on Tuesday March 15. The two biggest are Ohio and Florida with delegates counts that are winner take all and could end or resurrect the chances of both Senators Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Rubio suffered a tough loss on Tuesday without winning a single delegate in Mississippi or Michigan and placing third in Hawaii as well as Idaho. Kasich was third in all four contests.
Kasich said that Trump would not be victorious in Ohio since he said he would as the governor of the state. That will make it a closer game especially as we move across the complete Midwest.
With a win on Tuesday in Idaho, Cruz is hoping to play the spoiler in the next round of primaries bolstering the case that he remains the only candidate that has a true chance to beat Trump.