After Nevada Win, Trump Starting to Look Unstoppable

Some are calling him the 'presumptive nominee'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2016 4:03 AM CST
Updated Feb 24, 2016 6:02 AM CST
Trump Is Starting to Look Unstoppable
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a caucus night rally Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

"We're winning, winning, winning the country," Donald Trump declared after a thumping win in Nevada's GOP caucuses Tuesday night—and many observers seem inclined to agree. He not only won by what appears to be his biggest margin yet, he swept almost every category of voters, including Latinos, CNN notes. With what seems to be unstoppable momentum heading toward Super Tuesday, the Hill is among those calling Trump the "presumptive nominee." More:

  • In his victory speech at a Las Vegas casino, Trump predicted that he would wrap up the nomination quickly, taking the home states of rivals—including John Kasich—on the way, the New York Times reports. "It's going to be an amazing two months," he said. "We might not even need the two months, to be honest."

  • In a speech to supporters, Cruz, tied for second with Marco Rubio in early results, argued that he is now clearly the only alternative to Trump. "The undeniable reality the first four states has shown is the only campaign that has beat Donald Trump, and the only campaign that can beat Donald Trump, is this one," he said.
  • Poll numbers ahead of Super Tuesday don't reveal any clear path to the nomination for any of Trump's rivals, the Guardian reports. Apart from Arkansas and Texas, polls in most of the 11 states, including conservative Southern ones, give Trump a big lead.
  • Ben Carson, meanwhile, says he's not going anywhere despite a distant fourth-place finish, the Hill reports. He told supporters that he has had "many situations where people said this is impossible, it can't be done"—and that's when he starts to find things exciting.
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