Originally posted by no1marauder
Your statement was:
Trump has always maintained a lead of at least twice the amount of delegates as his nearest rival.
He doesn't have that lead now and wasn't anywhere near having such a lead after Wisconsin when he had 771 delegates to Cruz's 558 with others having over 300. So you were wrong.
Okay. Forget "double" then. Trump has consistently had a large lead, in a primary with record voter turnout. Factors like the huge ratings for Republican debates, and CNN charging 40 times normal rates to advertise, indicates a craze largely due to Trump. The fact Trump has consistently had higher poll numbers than his opponents (often much higher) is further evidence that Trump is responsible for the high voter turnout.
Are we good so far?
During the primaries, Trump didn't squeak by; he won often, many times by wide margins; so his popularity with conservative voters is without question. For this reason, I don't think the Hispanic vote will hurt him much, since it will likely be cancelled out by the increase in Republican voters that have come out to support him.
Adding to this, is that Trump will gain even the support of Republicans who hate him, simply because A) They will never vote Democratic, and B) Many conservatives hate Hillary.
Lastly, as I already mentioned, George Will has already been wrong about Trump being "predictably shellacked" in running for president. There's no reason to think he's right this time. Furthermore, I don't think Will is making his case against Trump based on some objective observations; he and Trump have a grudge going back several years, where name calling ensued. Even if Will is wrong about Trump, he'll never admit it, because of his long-standing hatred for Trump.