With the results of Super Tuesday in, I see one way to stop Donald Trump and it won’t be easy.
Cruz, Rubio, and Kasich need to get out of each others way. We saw what happened on Super Tuesday when they don’t. Rubio took votes away from Kasich in Vermont, Kasich took votes away from Rubio in Virginia, and they both took votes away from Cruz in Arkansas, allowing Trump to win all three states.
Now, Kasich, Cruz and Rubio need to allow the other to take on Donald Trump in primaries they can win. March 15 will be the day of decision. Cruz and Kasich should stay out of Florida and let Rubio have a clear shot a Trump. Cruz and Rubio need to let Kasich try to win Ohio. Rubio and Kasich should let Cruz focus on Missouri, where there are significant evangelical voters. If Trump fails to win Florida, Ohio and Missouri, a new race could be on. If Trump wins those states, the race is just about over.
Will Kasich, Rubio and Cruz have enough sense to understand the strategy of divide and conquer? Or is it a concept too rational for ambitious politicians to grasp?