Saturday, March 12, 2016
The Only Way to Stop Trump
It's probably too late for Republicans to keep Donald Trump from getting the Republican presidential nomination. There is a remote possibility that Gov. John R. Kasich could defeat Trump if Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out and threw their support to Kasich.
Neither Rubio nor Cruz has any chance of winning the nomination. They appeal to only a portion of Republicans with little chance of appealing to those Republicans who don't call the selves "conservatives". Many of the people who are voting for Trump are only doing so because they don't want Cruz or Rubio and Trump is the only other Republican with a chance to win the nomination.
If Cruz and Rubio drop out the voters who are supporting Trump as the least of the three "evils" might switch to Kasich If there are enough Republicans in this category, Kasich might be able to compete with Trump.
Perhaps Rubio and Cruz could be bought off with promises of positions in a Kasich administration. Rubio is a plausible vice presidential running mate. Cruz could be offered the Attorney General position
with a secret promise of a Supreme Court nomination late in the administration.