This election season has been anything but normal and most if it is due to the baffling rise of Donald Trump. The rise has been so quick that it has taken the GOP establishment completely off guard.
Hillary Clinton has mocked what is happening on the right with Donald Trump and her Republican counterparts, but Trump has a secret weapon.
In the beginning of the race, the GOP almost forced Trump to sign a pledge to support the eventual nominee and not run as a third party candidate. The party didn’t want to fracture, but now that Trump is the one that is winning they are trying to figure out what to do next.
Meanwhile the Dems are laughing the whole time, but if you really look at what is going on, the Democrats are the last ones who should be laughing. Trump’s secret weapon is his appeal to Democrats.
Today he held an event in Chicago, and some of the news coming out of Illinois should scare Hillary worse than her email scandal. There are reports that over 10% of Democrats are going to vote for Trump or have already voted for him in early voting.
What does that mean? Well, Ronald Reagan got 13% of Democrats in Illinois to vote for him in 1980. The growing 10% that Trump holds is the largest number of Dems switching sides since Reagan’s monumental election.
Sure there are Republicans who say they will never vote for Trump, but their support is becoming less and less important. Trump is dominating when it comes to Independents voting and now that a sizeable chunk of Democrats are hoping on board the Trump train, things are looking very different.
Hillary is having a hard time knocking Bernie out of the race and one problem that both of them are facing is the lack of voter turnout. On the other hand, the Republican primaries are breaking records and that is due to Trump.
Trump is bringing new people to vote, capturing independents and now is bringing Democrats across the isle. The possibility of stopping the Trump train is dwindling by the day, and the real question is whether the GOP will honor the same pledge to Trump that they forced him to honor at the beginning of the election.