So Ben Carson finally realized that he has no chance. He finally realized that it isn’t the party leadership that doesn’t want him, it’s the party members. The people have spoken, and he has listened. If only he had done so before yesterday, we might be talking about how Ted Cruz got more delegates yesterday than Donald Trump. But it might be too little too late.
At this point in the race, I only see three possibilities:
1. Donald Trump wins the nomination by virtue of getting enough delegates
2. Marco Rubio drops out and endorses Ted Cruz, and their combined supporters are enough to push Ted Cruz over the top to win the nomination.
3. Nobody wins enough delegates, and it goes to convention, where the 65% of the party that doesn’t want Trump to be the nominee finally realizes that they need to come together and support one nominee.
I’m no political expert, but I think the chances of #1 happening are high. There are several “winner take all” states coming up, and if Trump takes both Ohio and Florida, it would be almost over at that point.
Option two is dependent on the ability of a politician to realize that he doesn’t have enough support to win, and that he needs to support Cruz because Cruz is the only other Conservative left in the race. So we’re talking about a politician being humble. Chances are not good here.
Option three is only possible if option one somehow doesn’t happen. It looks bleak at this point for America, because if Trump is the nominee, it is almost certain that we will be looking at four to eight years of President Hillary Clinton. We’d be looking at one of the most liberal Presidents ever appointing at least one or two Supreme Court justices. We’d be looking at the continuation (and likely expansion) of Obamacare. All in all, not a good picture for those of us who hold to conservative principles.
And the spectre of a Clinton Presidency is why I am calling on Marco Rubio and John Kasich to both drop out now, before any more delegates are won by Trump. Because the only way out of a Trump vs Clinton race this fall is for Rubio and Kasich to unite behind the only Conservative with a chance to beat Trump. And that conservative is Ted Cruz.