Donald Trump is ahead by 250 delegates with about 1,000 delegates left to pick. If he gets half those delegates, he is at 1,200 -- 37 shy of a majority. The party will not deny him the nomination if he is ahead by 100.
The neocons at National Review and the Weekly Standard should suck it up and admit defeat. In the marketplace of ideas, they lost. Their utopian ideal failed. Americans no longer want to invade countries. It is time for the Robert Taft wing of the party to steer the party -- and the nation -- back to the middle.
And no, Reagan was not a neocon. Or a paleocon. He was a conservative who loved God, who loved his country, and who loved his wife. Leave Reagan out of this.
Sixteen other Republicans had their chance. It was a weak field. That is why so many entered.
Trump won fair and square. He did not sell himself out to large donors. He did not buy a bunch of TV time. He put himself out there. The bookies paid off bets in London weeks ago. It is time to come together to defeat Hillary Clinton.
Today, Scott stepped up to the plate and said rally round The Donald. Scott's press release:
GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CALLS ON REPUBLICANS TO COME TOGETHER
I’m asking all Republicans today to come together and begin preparing to win the general election in November.
With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump.
This has been a hard fought primary, with an outstanding roster of excellent candidates, including two of Florida’s favorite sons, and several Republican Governors who are close friends of mine.
But the voters are speaking clearly – they want a businessman outsider who will dramatically shake up the status quo in Washington.
When I first ran for Governor the political class and party leaders opposed me with great vigor, and some even said if I won the primary they would never vote for me. But the voters had other ideas, and they are the only ones who count.
Here’s what really matters – we have to elect a Republican in the fall in order to grow jobs, rebuild our military, and put a person who respects the Constitution on the Supreme Court.
This is the stuff that truly matters.
If we spend another four months tearing each other apart, we will damage our ability to win in November. It’s time for an end to the Republican on Republican violence. It’s time for us to begin coming together, we’ve had a vigorous primary, now let’s get serious about winning in November.Trump was not my first choice. Scott Walker was. Then I backed Carly Fiorina. But I respect Trump, and of more importance, I love his supporters. Black, white, male, female, gay, straight, Christian, non-Christian -- it does not matter. Well, almost all. David Duke and the rest of the Robert C. Byrd Political Brigade are not my friends.
If you cannot accept the result, then stay out of the game.