According to conservative analyst Charles Krauthammer, there’s only one thing Donald Trump needs in order to seal the deal for the GOP nomination – the backing of an establishment Republican.
Krauthammer said that if Trump defeats Ted Cruz in Iowa, he could find an endorsement from a rank-and-file member of the GOP which would open the floodgates for other establishment members to rally behind him.
Via Fox News Insider:
If Donald Trump convincingly beats Ted Cruz in Iowa, then all that stands between him and becoming the Republican presidential nominee is the endorsement of a single current GOP establishment figure, Charles Krauthammer said on “Special Report” tonight.
Krauthammer explained that Trump has gotten big endorsements from Bob Dole – who represents the GOP of yesteryear – and Sarah Palin – who doesn’t fit the bill – but he hasn’t gotten the support of a sitting Republican governor or senator.
“If you get somebody today from the so-called ‘establishment’ who endorses him, I think it becomes a flood,” Krauthammer said. “[At] that point, the dam breaks, and you will get a rush of other establishment figures who will rally around him.”
“And that could be the point at which he becomes inevitable as the nominee.”
Watch Krauthammer’s analysis of the Trump/Cruz battle below!
Of course, the irony here is that Trump and Cruz have been campaigning by touting their ‘outsider credentials,’ and slamming the Washington ‘establishment.’
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