Realignment election years, like the Trumpening we are all currently experiencing, are usually accompanied by upheaval and uncertainty during the primaries, as multiple candidates jockey for small but persistently attainable slices of the delegate pie in a roiled and tumultuous electorate going through growing pains.
The most significant 20th Century realignment election was in 1932, when FDR ran against Herbert Hoover. Speaker of the House John Garner and former NY Governor Al Smith vied for the Democrat nomination along with Roosevelt. FDR never managed to get a 2/3rds majority in delegates (the rules were different then), so Smith and Garner stayed in the race for a long while, fueled by a hopeful expectation of later in the primary season pulling in enough votes to win.
To wrap up the nomination, FDR had to offer Garner the VP slot. The gambit worked.
The parallels to the Trump-Cruz-Rubio battle are striking. Consider Super Trumpday. Rubio wins one state (Swedeland, home of the goatse coat of arms) and that is just enough to keep him sticking around as the de facto GOPe foamboy. Cruz takes two states, but one is big and the other is a surprise win. Trump sweeps the rest of the states.
Although Trump leads the delegate count, he can’t yet win it all without concessions to drop out from the other candidates. The thin oxygen of hope that Cruz and Fruitio breathe inflates their egos, and hatreds are running so hot, and donor money flowing so freely to stump the Trump, that they won’t want to drop out until it’s truly, mathematically, over.
Trump could consider offering one of these two freak shows a plum spot in his administration in exchange for giving up their nomination run, but I don’t see that happening. It got personal between the three of them real fast; Cruz is still blatantly lying about Trump and Lubio’s been making very un-presidential jokes about Trump’s penis. All at the behest of the GOPe.
My prediction: This nomination battle is going all the way to the convention, and cucks will push for a brokered (broken) disenfranchisement of the voters they supposedly represent. At that point, all bets are off, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see blood, actual blood, spilled on the floor in Cleveland.
If it comes to that, my money is on the burly Trump shitlords to wipe the cuck off the faces of the effete GOPe manginas. And, oh yeah, Trump should run as a 3rd party candidate and kill off the “Do you disavow your Whiteness?!” Republicuck Party for good.