Mark your calendars for March 1, 2016 because that is the date the Republican Party will likely be signing their 2016 death warrant by making a Donald Trump nomination virtually unstoppable.
Ten largely southern and deeply conservative states head to the polls on Super Tuesday and every indication is that Donald Trump will be having a very good day in the vast majority of those states. Some polls have him twenty points ahead in many of the states while others show a closer race, but if past is prologue then Trump supporters in the party are being grossly underestimated when it comes time to actual voting.
Trump already has a commanding lead in the delegate count and if he has a big day on Tuesday, which almost certainly will, then his lead may become insurmountable. Republicans, unlike the Democrats, don't have so called "Super Delegates" who can play a role in stopping a fringe candidate like Trump. That means the math is squarely on his side and there is nothing the establishment wing of the party can do about it.
A Trump candidacy, believe it or not, basically guarantees a Democratic landslide this November. I predict that not only will the Democrats retain the White House, but they will take back the Senate and make tremendous inroads in the House of Representatives.
Voters in swing states like Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, who have a tremendous amount of electoral college votes, very likely wouldn't vote for Trump. Other moderate states who usually go Republican but not by much may also very well swing to the left either by voting for the Democratic candidate or staying home in November in protest.
If that weren't bad enough for Republicans, the math in the Senate is already skewed heavily against them. The GOP has 24 seats up for grabs while the Democrats only have 10. Many of the GOP seats are in swing or traditionally blue states and a Trump nomination will almost certainly hurt those vulnerable Senators and virtually guarantee the Senate swing back to Democratic control in January of next year. That new Democratic majority would potentially be able to push through anyone President Obama nominates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Antonin Scalia.
So for those of you who fret about a Trump nomination, I encourage you to think otherwise. We should all be rooting for Trump on Super Tuesday and onward because if he is the Republican nominee then the Republican Party as we know it will cease to exist.