While Mr Trump’s three rivals followed party dogma, insisting they would set aside their concerns and rally around the ultimate nominee, they said they would do so reluctantly if the former reality TV star were to emerge as the candidate for the general election.
Each of the Republican presidential candidates was asked during Thursday’s debate if they would support Donald Trump if he is the party’s nominee, and they all said they would.
Kelly seems to have Trump’s number, and thanks to her position as the future of Fox News, she can go after the Republican frontrunner in a way that other members of the corporate media are terrified to attempt.
The next day, Rubio told Kentucky Sports Radio that his use of the #NeverTrump hashtag meant he was never voting for Trump in the Republican primaries. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich take the stage before a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. John McCain – are fearful a Trump victory would lead to a disastrous November election, with losses up and down the GOP ticket. And you know what they say about men with small hands. So, after the 66 was divvied up proportionally according to the state party’s caucus rules, 38 to Sanders and 28 to Clinton, the superdelegates were free to choose which candidate to support. Polls, however, show Rubio trailing Trump in the state by as much as 20 points. Kasich particularly needs to stop Trump in OH or his candidacy may be over. “I would look at that as a reflection of how bad she is, not how bad Donald Trump is”.
Kasich, lagging far behind among the Republicans, acknowledged that a sure way to grab the spotlight for his campaign would be to hurl insults at Trump.
In a question-and-answer session following his 17-minute address, Rubio said he felt he had no choice but to start firing back at Trump. But both had higher hopes for winner-take-all contests on March 15 in their home states.
Latest polls indicate that Trump is likely to win in all the four states, while Clinton is leading in Louisiana and Nebraska, while Sanders in Kansas.
Kansas Democratic caucus results are expected after 7 p.m. ET.
Clinton has opened up a big delegate lead and Sanders might have a tough time making up the difference.
Clinton urged the GOP-controlled Senate, where she once represented NY, to do its constitutional duty and “make a decision” about any nominee President Barack Obama may submit to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.