Trump Reaches Magic 1237

Do you hear cheering from The National Review, the Bush’s, or the GOPe, yet?  Or from the Mittens Romney compound?  Here’s the headline from the AP, “Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination“.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, Trump_At_His_Wall (2)completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.

GOPe Testing Support for Third Party Candidacy

The Washington Post is breathlessly reporting that “Inside the GOP effort(s are being made) to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump“.

A band of exasperated Republicans — including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the GOP_Elites_Support_3rd_Partyconservative intelligentsia — is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House.

These GOP figures are commissioning private polling, lining up major funding sources and courting potential contenders, according to interviews with more than a dozen Republicans involved in the discussions. The effort has been sporadic all spring but has intensified significantly in the 10 days since Trump effectively locked up the Republican nomination.


John McCain Endorses Donald Trump

According to in their report, “4 ways Republican officeholders are reacting to Donald Trump“, John McCain falls somewhere in the “mushy middle“.  Can you tell by his face exactly where in that “middle” he falls”?

Others have suggested they’ll support Trump, but they’ve taken pains to avoid using his name, referring to him instead as simply with the generic “nominee.”

John_McCain_Endorsing_Trump“I feel, as a Republican and a longtime Reagan Republican, that I support the nominee of the party, and that’s what I’ve said all along,” Arizona Sen. John McCain told the Washington Post last week.’

Still others have said they can’t bring themselves to support Trump yet, but they’ve made clear they’d like to consult with the presumptive nominee with an eye to eventually endorsing him.

“I hope to support our nominee, I hope to support his candidacy fully,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, told CNN last week. “At this point, I’m just not there right now.”

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