Unless you have been living under a rock, by now you have probably heard that, unless there is some sort of national catastrophe, or political chicanery pulled at the Republican National Convention, American Businessman and Entrepreneur Donald J. Trump will be the Republican Nominee for the Presidency of the United States of America.
Foxnews.com reports that
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cleared the path Tuesday night for Donald Trump to claim the Republican presidential nomination, suspending his underdog campaign following a crushing defeat in Indiana – allowing the billionaire businessman to effectively leave the raucous primary behind and turn his attention squarely to the general election.
“We’re gonna win in November,” Trump declared at Trump Tower in New York City.
Representing one last primary hurdle, John Kasich’s campaign said the Ohio governor would remain in the race until a candidate reaches the necessary 1,237 delegates. But with Cruz ending his bid, Trump would appear on a glide path to hitting that, having vanquished almost everyone in what was once a 17-person field – and now within easy reach of the party mantle, an outcome some pundits and power-brokers once refused to even contemplate.
Cruz announced his decision to dismayed supporters in Indianapolis.
“I said I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed,” Cruz said.
While a Trump-Hillary Clinton match-up now appears inevitable, Sen. Bernie Sanders kept the race alive on the Democratic side Tuesday night by pulling off a projected upset victory in Indiana.
“I understand that Secretary Clinton thinks that this campaign is over,” Sanders said, adding that he has “bad news” for her.
Sanders said he expects “more victories in the weeks to come,” as the race heads next to West Virginia and Nebraska, though he admitted he has an “uphill climb” to the nomination.
But on the GOP side, while Kasich remains in the race and Trump still could face drama at the party convention in Cleveland, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus declared him the presumptive nominee Tuesday night, as did Clinton.
Trump addressed supporters at Trump Tower Tuesday night after his seventh consecutive victory, in Indiana.
He called Cruz “one hell of a competitor,” calling his decision to drop out of the race “brave.”
He also said that while he wasn’t sure if Cruz likes him, he praised his former rival as a “smart” and “tough guy” who had an “amazing future” ahead of him.
Trump then turned his attention to his likely Democratic opponent, saying, “We’re going after Hillary Clinton.”
The New York billionaire criticized Clinton’s recent comments about the coal industry. He says she wants to close mines and he promised to help coal miners get back to work.
Cruz campaigned aggressively in Indiana, but could not overcome Trump.
“With a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign. … But hear me now, I am not suspending our fight for liberty,” Cruz said.
Fox News projected Trump as the winner shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m. ET.
As the news spread last night, reactions varied from delight to disgust, from excitement to exasperation, and from assurance to abject fear.
Of course, Social Media exploded with both celebrations and protestations, as supporters of both Trump and Cruz vented on Facebook and Twitter.
Some Republican voters, doing their best “Eeyore” impression, stood firmly in agreement with their Democrat brethren, insisting that Trump did not have a chance in November against Hillary Clinton.
Other Republican Voters, who supported Ted Cruz, threatened to stay home, vote for an Independent Candidate, or, to vote for the Presumptive Democrat Nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Being upset is one thing. Intentionally destroying America, because your Political Candidate of choice couldn’t win the Presidential Primary is beyond the pale.
While it is certainly true that Trump is an unproven commodity, in terms of being the Leader of the Free World, Hillary Clinton’s Political Record is there for everyone to see, including her disastrous turn as Secretary of State, under the Obama Administration.
For any American, who claims to love this country and what it stands for, to threaten to vote for this individual, who left Americans to die on the night of September the 1st, 2011 at the US Consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, is simply imbecilic and downright traitorous.
As Trump will no doubt point out, as he turns his attention to Hillary Clinton, the responsibility for the decline of America in the eyes of the world, rests on her shoulders, as much as it does anybody else’s in the present Administration.
The immense amount of baggage, including E-mail Gate and the Foreign Donations to the Clinton Foundation, that Hillary Clinton carries into the upcoming final part of the Political Campaign for the Presidency of the United States of America, no doubt will all be illuminated in horrific detail by Trump, as the Republican Candidate.
This is a seminal moment in American history.
This is our chance to begin to reclaim the inheritance of our Founding Fathers, to right the course of a Ship of State intentionally being steered in the wrong direction, and to restore the luster of the “Shining City Upon a Hill”.
It is time for those citizens who love America, to unite behind the Presumptive Republican Candidate for the presidency of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.
It is time to “Make America Great Again”.
Until He Comes,