Spring thaw? Is establishment warming to possibility of Trump nomination?

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In a hilarious nod to Mel Brooks and The Producers, the always clever Matt Drudge led Wednesday night’s headline with the words, “Springtime for Trump: RNC Warming” below a picture of Donald Trump smiling like the Cheshire Cat, presumably after his yuge win in New York the previous day.

The headline linked to a Reuters piece on Yahoo.com by Steve Holland about how the Republican establishment is slowly but surely warming to the prospect of a Trump nomination. And why shouldn’t they? After all, although it’s a given that no matter who wins the Republican party is going to be in dire need of some serious healing after the nomination process, the only person capable of putting together a large enough coalition to even have a chance of beating Hillary Clinton is the man they’ve been working all this time to thwart, so far to no avail.

According to the article, 168 Republican National Committee (RNC) members and officials began a three-day “conclave” in Hollywood, Florida on Wednesday, the day after the New York contest, in order to discuss the election results so far and the possibility of a contested election.

Although many of them had hoped Trump would be stopped by now, most were impressed by Trump’s Tuesday victory.

According to attendee Steve Duprey, a businessman and prominent RNC member from New Hampshire, “There are a fair number of RNC members who were discounting his chances of success when we met in January and now see that he’s building a substantial lead and may in fact get to 1,237 before we get to the convention. The New York results were such an overwhelming win. It’s impressive. That’s what I’ve heard people talking about.”

The consensus seems to be an appreciation that Trump has toned down his rhetoric of late, a desire for him to take steps to mend fences, and an acceptance of what could be inevitable.

In even better news, so far there’s been no talk about changing the rules to somehow thwart Trump and the will of millions who have voted for him.

Regarding that inevitable choice of joining the Trump train or getting run over, more and more are perhaps considering the prudent path. And that’s not just good news for Donald Trump – it’s good news for the Republican Party and our country.

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