When Trump announced he was seriously thinking about a run he was supported by at most 25% of freepers on any post about him.
Then Trump jumped up to 50% of freepers supporting him.
Then he was at perhaps 70%
Now hes got perhaps 85% of freepers at least considering him a viable choice.
I say that within 90 days his support here will be almost total unless Cruz picks up a lot of steam. (I sure hope he does!)
Many qualify their support with a statement like Hes an idiot but at least he is brave enough to speak the truth or
Hes not my idea of an ideal candidate but I like what hes doing
Soon however most freepers will drop the qualifiers and just say hes their man.
The GOP should be fielding several great conservative candidates. The only one I consider worthy is Cruz... and even he gave me a fright when he toyed with supporting the insane secret trade deal...Oy Vey
People are desperate for a fighter that will voice their values. So far only Trump and Cruz come anywhere close.
Conservatives have a massive hatred for the MSM. If the MSM is attacking a candidate that is a signal that the target of the attacks is a worthy choice. The MSM will make Trump unstoppable if they keep up the hysterical attacks against him. Ditto the attacks on Trump from the GOPe... if they hate someone then that someone just cant be all bad.
Trump may not have been totally committed at the beginning but as the price he pays rises from the boycotts and personal attacks against him by the MSM and the GOPe his
allegiance to the race will solidify. A point will be reached where he will be all in, do or die.
If the GOPe manages to get Jeb! in as the nominee by screwing over Trump and Cruz in some underhanded way then I predict they will face a three way race with Trump running under a different party banner.
Imagine Hillary, Jeb! and Trump in a debate. Trump will win such a debate. Hillary and Jeb! are not worthy and will look very bad up there on that stage.
If Trump runs 3rd party I predict a three way electoral college split that would probably have to be decided by the House. IMO this is the ONLY possible way Jeb! could win... by being selected by the GOPe dominated House.
If Jeb! must be the loser the GOPe puts up then I say Id prefer he came in 3rd rather than 2nd. Theres no way he wins in a two way race anyway.