GOP Debate: Making His Own Rules Still Looks Like Winning Strategy For Trump

Last night’s Republican debate is likely to be remembered as the first time the Republican establishment finally launched a coordinated attack on Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who has been dominating the party’s primary with charisma and a contempt for traditional politics that has outweighed his lack of political experience and questionable conservative credentials.

But for many observers, last night’s attacks from other prominent GOP candidates – Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas – may be a matter of too little, too late.

“Trump is not yet inevitable but he’s on a very strong path, and if [the GOP establishment] don’t figure this out in the next 13 days, Trump is going to be the presidential nominee,” says Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist.

Read more from Henry Gass at The Christian Science Monitor

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