Do anti-Trump Republicans really want to risk a Clinton presidency?
There have been a plethora of articles written on this election cycle and the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Trump's political rise has been analyzed over and over by journalists and scholars alike, all trying to explain this polarizing figure, his unorthodox campaign and the phenomenon that has set ripples throughout the political process. None of us — and likely none of you — saw any of this coming six months ago.
Many would have been willing to bet that Trump's 15 minutes of fame were just that, a temporary breaking wave in the large sea that is politics. Yet, somehow he has emerged as a political juggernaut. Much like a fictional supervillain published by Marvel Comics, Trump crushes all in his path. Becoming nearly impenetrable as his candidacy gained steam, he seemingly withstands blow after blow, always rising to the top — even when challenged on the veracity of his statements or asked questions about his past.
Several months ago, many in the Republican Party — including me — would have been willing to bet that Trump's accession to the front-runner post and now ultimately the GOP nomination would have never been possible. However, what was once thought of as an impossible feat is now reality, and it is the current reality that the Republican Party must face.