Opinion: Apparently, it’s Trump’s to lose

That sound you’re hearing is the Republican Establishment Machine frantically busying itself with wailing and gnashing of molars while trying to pool enough fiscal resources to get Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) into a position to derail Donald Trump (R-Billions). This run-up to the party’s nomination will be nothing short of pure entertainment. Trump, indeed, is to be taken extremely seriously in his candidacy. What we first mistakenly categorized as buffoonery months ago is proving to be quite the opposite. This is nowhere near an endorsement – we got out of that business long ago – but the fact that Cruz and Rubio are trailing significantly in polling is something that has the Makers of the Spineless (see George Bush the First) on edge. Stops? Expect them all to be pulled out by the Republican National Committee. This probably will be darned good theatre, much more entertaining than the last go-round between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama – and that was a heck of a show! Still, if Trump garners victories in the majority of Super Tuesday races (that would be today, by the way), this thing could be over. Concurrently, we’re also looking forward to Clinton (N.Y) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) continuing to duke it out to see who can run the farthest on the yellow brick road to socialism; that would be the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. As much as we wanted to see Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Clinton battle it out in November – for entertainment purposes, if nothing else – we’re thinking Trump v. Clinton might have even more impact on national discourse.