Donald Trump has not lost his popularity after all. Pundits have been speculating for some time now that Trump was disliked by most people and essentially unelectable as a candidate. Are these primary landslides the result of low approval ratings? What happened to his dropping poll numbers? Could Donald's alleged unpopularity have been a smokescreen cooked up by his detractors? If Donald has lost his following, then who just voted in a tremendous turnout to give him all those delegates?
Despite Republican Party threats of brokered conventions and white-knight candidates, Trump took the last six primaries by overwhelming margins. Ted Cruz gained only one delegate in the contests while John Kasich received four in New York last week and five in Rhode Island last night. Everything else belongs to Trump.Donald Trump gained 89 delegates in last week's New York Primary and an additional 305 in yesterday's nearly unanimous vote against Ted Cruz. Cruz only has only 560 delegates total. With only 622 delegates remaining to be assigned, Ted lost any hope of gaining enough delegates to reach the required 1,237 yesterday.
Donald Trump now has 950 delegates and only needs 287 more to win the nomination on pledged delegates alone. With landslides like this, he could possibly take the nomination and come into the convention as the nominee without the risk of a contested convention. All he has to do is maintain the momentum for another month.
The Republican Party has opposed Donald at every turn. They allegedly plotted a contested convention, but now that seems unlikely in light of recent victories. Both other candidates are mathematically defeated already. There are not enough delegates for anyone except Trump to become the nominee without a huge brokered convention. Yet the GOP cannot seem to accept that the people have spoken.
Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, admitted to Politico the latest GOP plot to stop Trump.
"To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead."
Donald Trump spoke out, saying Cruz and Kasich are colluding against him.
"When two candidates who have no path to victory get together to stop a candidate who is expanding the party by millions of voters, (all of whom will drop out if I am not in the race) it is yet another example of everything that is wrong in Washington and our political system, This horrible act of desperation, from two campaigns who have totally failed, makes me even more determined, for the good of the Republican Party and our country, to prevail!"So where is Trump's invisible popularity coming from? Notice in this video the Trump signs that mention the "silent majority." This is a phrase that was coined in the late-60s and early-70s. The phrase was replaced largely by the phrase "moral majority." It is strange but fitting to see that older phrase back in use. Possibly that silent majority is sending mainstream politics a message with the Trump sign.
"The Silent Majority Stands With Donald Trump"
Donald Trump Rally signs say it all, and that is what mainstream politicians are discovering. Voters want action on economic issues and they are resentful of social issues taking precedent. The average American is suffering in a major recession, and they are sick of having their problems ignored. That silent majority wants more and better jobs. They are losing interest in the 40-year battle to overturn Roe vs. Wade. They have little to no interest in politically correct social agendas. They may be afraid to say it, hence, they are silent. Still when they go into that voting booth alone, they speak their mind with their vote.
Donald Trump promised to make America great again by returning American jobs, and that is why he is getting the votes.
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