Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, won seven states in the Super Tuesday primaries. The results from all 12 contesting states are now in. This has not only given a huge momentum to his campaigns but also led the opposing GOP leaders to look for new strategies to turn around the looming party nomination.
The series of victories on Super Tuesday and the wins prior to that left the remaining of Trump’s rivals to struggle for a new way to stop the unpredictable and popular multi-billionaire without estranging his followers.
The GOP leaders and senior statesmen considered different scenarios but none of them seemed to work. Some even considered an increased call for rallies on an alternative of Trump — even if that is Ted Cruz. Some also tried to take extreme measures like breaking off the party and starting all over again.
“It’s all a play to stall it or try to deny him the nomination,” the AP quoted Neil Newhouse, a GOP pollster, as saying. “And the problem with that is no one has the best scenario for how to do that.”
Following the Super Tuesday results, the campaigns went on as usual from the next day. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio held rallies in Kansas and Michigan on Wednesday. Kansas is all set to hold its caucuses on Saturday while the Michigan primary will go into polls on Tuesday, the New York Times reported.
At the end of the marathon contests on Super Tuesday, Trump went up to the podium at his grand Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, confident of his smooth progress in the US presidential run. But his wins, that covered the Deep South to New England, underlined the divisions within the party, regardless of who becomes the president.
Till now Trump has won 46 percent of the delegates awarded, and would need to increase that to 51 percent in the remaining primaries, the AP reported.
“Trump had a good night, but he left the door open,” David Winston, a Republican pollster, said.