Moderators and journalists have been predicting the demise of Donald Trump's campaign since the day it began, but has proven many of them wrong. And if Donald Trump wins in South Carolina then the same people who wrote off Donald Trump's candidacy will need to start seriously reconsidering the prospect of a Donald Trump nomination.
I admit that I was one of those people who thought Mr. Trump didn't stand a chance, but he has proven me wrong. He placed a close second in Iowa and ran away with a victory in New Hampshire. And now he is well ahead in the polls in both South Carolina and Nevada, the next two states to vote.
If he wins both of these states then there is a very real possibility that he will take that momentum all the way to the nomination. I won't share my opinion of whether that is a good thing or not, but Mr. Trump has obviously struck a chord with a large swath of the Republican Party and it might be time for people both in and outside of the beltway to start taking him seriously.
Am I crazy for thinking that Donald Trump might actually pull this off or are we still too early in the process to start thinking about that?
justin412 Wrote: Am I crazy for thinking that Donald Trump might actually pull this off or are we still too early in the process to start thinking about that?
Unlike Sanders and the DNC primary situation, where Sanders might win here and there by close margins with the voters, close enough to where the DNC superdelegates can still push Clinton ahead and grant her a win anyways... Trump is winning by such a margin that the GOP can't side swipe wins away from him. (plus I think the GOP primaries work a bit differently, correctly me if I am wrong there though?)
I was in that same camp, to think Trump had no chance. Now I think, who could possibly beat him at this point?
He won both, so now we will be able to see if your hypothesis is right.
I am still skeptical that he'll be the nominee, but I also thought he never stood a chance of winning a single primary and I was very wrong there.
JaredS Wrote: They seemed to have wanted to just let him have his fifteen seconds of fame and be cast away once the primaries started..
I agree. It felt like a typical Trump style publicity stunt. For the most part, I think everyone thought that even HE wasn't taking himself seriously when it came to running for office. That may have been the reason why he has made such headway in the polls, no one saw it coming.