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By Newt Gingrich
Real Clear Wire
President Donald Trump’s decisive victory in Iowa this week belongs not only to President Trump, but also to the American people.
Despite every media attack, political lawsuit, and old guard establishment effort to destroy Trump and force him out of the election (including blocking his name from ballots), the people of Iowa stood up and said, “no,” he is our candidate.
With more than seven Republican candidates from which to choose, 51 percent of Iowans picked President Trump. With three other candidates, winning outright in a three-way race is a political feat. Trump led the runner-up by nearly 30 percentage points.
As I told Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump is the Republican nominee. Everyone who is upset about that needs to get over it. He is going to win again in New Hampshire this month (although the margin may not be as huge as in Iowa). He’s going to win again in South Carolina next month. The race will be effectively over before Super Tuesday on March 5. And in my view, it’s over now.
The news media doesn’t want to acknowledge this because the networks need to create hype to get attention. The pundits desperately want people to watch them while they go through a charade of make-believe election drama.
The fact is we know who the No. 1 pick will be. The No. 2 pick doesn’t matter – not even for a vice presidential position. Trump’s victory in Iowa is only going to build his momentum.
If you look at the country at large, Trump has 61 percent support among Republicans, according to RealClear Politics. DeSantis and Haley are hovering around 12 percent. Anyone who thinks either of them is somehow going to convert a nearly 50-point deficit is delusional.
There’s a simple explanation for why Trump is attracting so much support. Trump is not just a candidate. Trump is the leader of a nationwide movement of the American people to take power back from the establishment. This is why all the establishment’s attacks aren’t working with Americans. Every time Trump
Source: The Gateway Pundit