The GOP vs Trump: A Growing Sense Of Inevitability As 'The Donald' Warns Against Pledge 'Default'
By Rebecca Berg & Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics
If Republicans hope to stop Donald Trump from winning their party’s nomination for the presidency, it may be too late.
Party insiders now regularly characterize Trump’s candidacy as a “phenomenon,” marveling with some disbelief at his resilience and the extent to which he has tapped into voters' anger. With his dominant performances in the pivotal early primaries, many now concede Trump is the likely Republican nominee, and that a contested convention is the best-case scenario for Trump’s opponents.