I watched the Thursday debate from the North Shore during a little getaway.
Marco stepped up to assertively vanquish Trump, and that was great. But the bigger truth is Trump U is now out there conversationally, and is a disqualifier. This is a lock, Trump U disqualifies, it closes the Overton window because a plurality of Americans wouldn’t be able to look past that. He won’t be elected and as such probably won’t be the nominee. But here’s the possibilities:
A Trump stalls out now, Rubio or Cruz reaches a decisive delegate count pre-convention
B Trump keeps rolling, reaches a near decisive delegate count pre-convention, Rubio is nominated on the 2nd ballot.
C Trump keeps rolling, reaches a decisive delegate count pre-convention, runs as the nominee, loses to Hillary.
I go with B. Does Rubio ascend above all the Republican acrimony and win at that point? Maybe. I suspect it’s not as hard a hill as its perceived now. But goodness this is a mess.
PS: I’m not voting for Trump, ever. I may go caucus tomorrow night. I went and voted for Arne Carlson in the primary once so that he would defeat Allan Quist, but otherwise I (proudly) do not do this stuff.
PPS: I’m looking at this Trump U thing and wondering how it did not work for these people to dispute it on their credit cards
PPPS: Yeah there’s the David Duke thing also, which is equal to Trump U as a disqualifier.