GOP establishment should back, not battle, Donald.
The vehemently anti-Trump faction of the party will reject this conclusion.
The news media will dither and analysts will knit pick.
The pseudo-sophisticated will point to the cleverness of stealing delegates legally pledged to Trump.
It is all baloney.
Trump’s emphasis on the will of the voters will “trump” these arguments and analyses. When one candidate has won the lion’s share of the popular vote—and almost certainly Trump will have won more than his two rivals combined—the Republican base is not going to support overturning that outcome with insider cleverness at local, state or national conventions.
And even those efforts are likely to be moot since Trump seems poised to win the nomination outright.
Let’s start with New York.
Let me repeat: The champion of the stop Trump movement just won ZERO delegates.
So in the three biggest states to have voted so far, the delegate count is Trump 236, Cruz 104, and Kasich 3. (California will vote on June 7 and the latest CBS poll shows Trump at 49 percent, Cruz 31 percent, Kasich 16 percent.)
Trump is far ahead in delegates in the three biggest states to have voted.