If you were to devise a plan to stop a runaway nominee, Republican superlawyer Ben Ginsberg said on MSNBC Tuesday night, you would have to do a lot of state-by-state organizing, win the delegates at the convention.
In the late hours of election night — a night in which Donald Trump won seven of 11 Super Tuesday contests — Ginsberg, who knows as much about such matters as anyone in the GOP, offered a clinic on how to stop the front-runner. The first step, he said, would be to slow Trump down at the ballot box in the March 15 winner-take-all elections in Florida, Ohio and elsewhere. You’ve got to do a lot electorally in the next two weeks, Ginsberg said. March 15 is kind of cutoff day.
If the non-Trump candidates, specifically Florida’s Marco Rubio and Ohio’s John Kasich, were able to win their home states, they might amass enough delegates to keep Trump short of the 1,237 delegates required to clinch the nomination.