NEW YORK Magazine thinks that the Republican Party is "broken"--President Trump may mock them at the Inauguration
In the end, it wasn’t even close. Donald Trump won a crushing victory in Indiana with over 50% of the vote, leading Ted Cruz to suspend his campaign for President. To the shock and horror of the Conservatism Inc. Establishment (whom you could actually watch melting down in real time on Twitter), Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee.
How much does Trump owe his Indiana victory to immigration? Exit polls ranked immigration as a top issue, but not the top issue, coming in well behind the Economy/Jobs, Government Spending, and Terrorism [ Exit polls: Immigration not a top issue for Indiana Republicans , by Lisa Mascaro, CNN, May 3, 2016]. But this is misleading. All of the top three issues are directly related to immigration. Moreover, Trump’s views on immigration are part of a larger Nationalist Narrative which is attractive to voters. As one voter put it, Trump is “for us”. [ Immigration, Social Security on the minds of Indiana voters on primary day , Fox News Latino, May 3, 2016]
And Trump’s own supporters certainly thought immigration was important. Exit polls showed slightly less than half of all Republican primary voters said most illegal immigrants should be deported to the country they came from. Of those voters, 64% voted for Trump, with 34% going for Cruz and only 1% for Kasich. [ Indiana Republican Entrance/Exit Poll , CBS News, May 3, 2016]
The scale of Trump’s victory was such that it essentially ended the Republican primary race. And many commentators Read more >>