Nearly 11 months after he announced his candidacy for President, which featured controversial statements about illegal Mexican immigrants that set the tone for the rest of his campaign, Donald Trump has all but clinched the Republican nomination.
Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight has a great breakdown as to why Republican voters decided ultimately on Trump and how his campaign has made history in shaping the future of campaign politics.
Silver hit it right in the head. Trump played on the right wing’s social grievances and had the celebrity to pull it off. “He’s a billionaire but he HATES illegals JUST LIKE ME!” He collated JUST enough support to handily defeat a watered down GOP field and grew stronger as the herd began to thin late.
Now with Cruz and Kasich out of the way, Trump and the GOP (albeit reluctantly) can finally set their sights on strategizing against Hillary, who holds a double digit lead over Trump in the national polls.
Regardless of his elect-ability, here we are with Trump being literally one step away from the Presidency and we have nothing but our closet prejudices to thank for that.