GOP Nightmare: With Jeb Out Of Cash, Insiders Say Trump Nomination Almost Certain
Since then, Trump's ascent has only gotten steeper, forcing one after another political "expert", talking head and pundit (it is unclear if the Huffington Post still covers Trump in its Entertainment section) to throw in the towel, and admit they have no idea how to read the American public.
Things only got worse for the GOP faithful when it was revealed that the man who was considered a frontrunner for the primary post, Jeb Bush, now appears to have run out of money. Earlier today Politico reported that Jeb Bush ordered across-the-board pay cuts to his struggling presidential campaign and warned staff that job functions would change.
The reason for what may be a surprising and premature end to Jeb's campaign: his fundraisers have given up. According to the WSJ reports, "the family’s vaunted financial network is mostly disengaged and splintered—and his campaign stock is falling."
But while Jeb may be lacking in charisma, there is one candidates who oozes it.
And with Trump seemingly able to absorb any and everything the media will throw at him, and actually thrives on it, and his teflon popularity rising week after week, not only have the naysayers given up, but far more importantly, the odds that Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination are going up. Actually, make that soaring.
According to Politico, 81% of Republican insiders say the likelihood that Trump becomes their party’s nominee is more today than it was a month ago, and 79 percent of Democrats said the same. That’s according to the Politico caucus - a weekly bipartisan survey of top strategists, operatives and activists in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.