I predicted that Donald Trump was going to win the GOP nomination before the Iowa caucus. I even predicted that he might run the table. While he didn’t run the table as I overly enthusiastically suggested at one point, he came closer to running the table than he did to imploding as all the smarts were predicting. The reason I was confident Trump was going to win the nomination was because he had been leading in the primary polls since shortly after he announced, and that support, while it trended up and down somewhat, was relatively stable and seemingly impervious to attacks on the candidate. The assumption that he was inevitably going to implode was always based on wishful thinking by the same pundits who were too blind to see the Trump phenomenon coming and incapable of truly understanding it.
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