In January, Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer said: "Republicans who thought 'we're the conservative party in America,' if Trump wins, we'll no longer be the conservative party in America. We'll be a conservative movement that got beat by a very nimble and flexible populist movement whose principles are rather evolving."
After Wednesday's speech, Fleischer said: “Trump is helping himself a lot with this speech. It will resonate well with a lot of traditional peace through strength Republicans.”
Rebecca Berg of Real Clear Politics reported Republicans liked the speech:
His remarks were short on details but dense with lofty promises. “ISIS will be gone if I am elected president,” Trump said at one point, “and they will be gone quickly.”
Although the candidate’s style was noticeably subdued, the speech in substance did not depart from what he has highlighted previously on the campaign trail, if often with less tact. But his points appeared to carry new weight for Republican leaders in the context of his likely nomination for the presidency.Short on details is what a speech on foreign policy should be. Don't tip the enemy off.
The New York Post reported Trump received more votes than anyone in Republican primaries. That's because we have more primaries than before. Republican Party insiders added them to attract more voters. Guess they are sorry now.
By the way, the New York Times reported Trump has a bigger lead in delegates (409) than Hillary (346). The Democratic race is far closer than the Republican one. Trump has more than half the delegates awarded so far.