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As of this posting, Donald Trump has won a majority of delegates in eight states and is the only candidate so far to have met the parameters of Rule 40. See What Is a Brokered Convention? GOP Rules Favor Trump.
For months, the leadership of the GOP said time and again that Trump would never get this far. Now the Party's leadership is coming to a sort of realization of what's happened to their power as leaders of the GOP — albeit not a full realization.
From this article in the Washington Post:
..."The critique was there: The Republican Party was out of touch,” said Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and former George W. Bush speechwriter. “But the breakdown occurred because we got into a cycle where policy didn’t matter at all. Policy was not just secondary, but it was almost not even in the conversation. And when people tried to interject policy — whether it was Rubio or Bush or others — there was just no appetite for it. It didn’t catch on.”Read the rest HERE.
“The party finds itself catching up to its base. Those very elegant papers it published and conferences it held may have been good and smart, but they didn’t really matter,” said William J. Bennett, a conservative talk-show host and former education secretary in Ronald Reagan’s administration. “Instead, everyone who’s been prominent for the last 15 to 20 years finds themselves getting pushed out.”...