from Bill Still
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Donald Trump delivered a crushing victory in the SEC primaries yesterday.
According to Ed Rollins, former advisor to President Reagan and today, probably the most respected political consultant in America, Trump is now unstoppable.
“Game over! This was a rout, America. Winning seven states and the vast majority of delegates is a landslide. Donald Trump and the millions of his supporters have changed American politics and the Republican Party for the foreseeable future.”
This is an astonishing U-turn for the veteran political consultant, who has bashed Trump for months.
“The nomination is within his grasp and if he does what he said he would do Tuesday night: “[I will] be a unifier!” he may be a very viable candidate against Hillary Clinton in the fall.”
“After his victories Tuesday night in multiple states and his second place finish in others , Trump is in an unstoppable position. Whether the junior senators from Texas and Florida choose to pursue him, it doesn’t matter, the end is near.”
Once again, in the cost per vote analysis, Donald Trump is getting the most bang for his self-funded buck:
Ted Cruz spent the most on yesterday’s SEC Primaries – a whopping $6.2 million. He got 2.5 million votes – $2.48 per vote. But over half of his votes came from is one-shot home state of Texas. In states other than Texas, Cruz spent $4.16 per vote.
To look at it another way, Cruz won 132 delegates at a cost of $18,939 per delegate to the Republican Convention. Again, his cost-per-delegate will skyrocket from here on.
Little Marco Rubio spent $2.5 million on the race and got 1.9 million votes – $1.32 per vote, but since he won only 71 delegates, his cost per delegate was $35,211 – twice that of Cruz and 7 times higher than Trump.
Donald Trump spent $1.1 million on the SEC race, and got 2.9 million votes – 40 cents per vote. He raked in 203 convention delegates at a cost of $5,622 per delegate.
And all this, despite Super Pacs spent $830,000 in Anti-Trump ads.
I’m Still reporting from Washington. Good day