Last night in the GOP primary, The Donald won big in Indiana with 53 percent of the vote. This puts his total delegate count at 1047 and he now needs less than 200 to get to the magic number of 1237.
Meanwhile, there are 520 up for grabs so he should be able to do that easily, but we will likely have to wait until June 7th when the last primaries vote. This victory for Trump forced Lyin' Ted to drop out of the race. Although things got nasty between Trump and Cruz in the last few months, Trump offered Cruz praise in his victory speech and said that he has a bright future in politics.
If Trump wins I definitely see him putting Cruz somewhere. Before the U.S Senate, Cruz was Soliciter General for Texas and did Supreme Court litigation, so I could see Trump naming him the U.S Solicitor General or even a judge on the U.S Court of Appeals. Trump will now be looking to ramp up his attacks on "Crooked Hillary" now that Trump's only real competition has dropped out.
Based on what we have seen in the primaries, we can expect now that the stakes are higher and that Trump will only take his attacks to the next level. Trump also said now that he is the presumptive nominee and he will be vetting different choices for his VP spot. I think if he's smart and wants to win, he needs to pick a moderate Republican who is likable and soft spoken to offset his weaknesses. I think Marco Rubio is an obvious choice here; he's young, likable and would have a large role within a Trump administration and could make more people comfortable voting for Trump knowing Rubio would have a lot of influence.
John Kasich is another clear choice, he's moderate, likable and him and Trump have gone after each other the least. Without the late breaking news that Kasich has also dropped out of the race, it looks as if Trump has secured the nomination and should be looking towards the general election.
On the Democratic side of things, Bernman beat Hillary in the Indiana primary, but Hillary still picked up quite a few delegates and only needs about 100 more to secure the nomination. It will be interesting to see what Bernman and the "Bernie Bros" do from here now that their beloved candidate's "Revolution" seems to have hit a wall. Tune in next week as we take on Nebraska and West Virginia.
By Spencer Roush