Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer pointed out that when sizing up the Republican presidential hopeful field, Trump is the front-runner, but when you add up the rest of the field against Trump, the so-called “field” would win.
According to Krauthammer, if the field doesn’t consolidate to one opponent for Trump, then Trump will win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
“[O]ne thing they agree on is that if you take Trump against the field, the field wins. And that’s why I thought the numbers you just showed of a hypothetical one-on-one of Cruz against the Trump, Rubio against Trump with a 16-point lead — that tells you what we have been saying which is so obvious for the last six months that the problem in this race is not necessarily that there is a wholesale majority revolt of Trumpites against the Washington establishment. What there is is a significant plurality. But the reason he is way ahead and the reason it looks like a wholesale revolt is because the anti-Trump vote is so split. And if it consolidates, it would beat him. The problem is it has not consolidated and the vote remains split. It may never consolidate and Trump will win the nomination.”
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