Only Trump Can Bring GOP Victory In The Electoral College, by Ann Coulter. Racial politics now loom large in political calculations in the USA:
The only question for Republicans is: Which candidate can win states that Mitt Romney lost?
Start with the fact that, before any vote is cast on Election Day, the Democrats have already won between 90 and 98 percent of the black vote and 60 to 75 percent of the Hispanic and Asian vote. Unless Republicans run the table on the white vote, they lose.
Stuart Stevens, from the 2012 Romney campaign, says
[I]t’s impossible for Republicans to get one more white vote. In 1980, Ronald Reagan won 56 percent of white voters and won a landslide victory of 44 states. In 2012, Mitt Romney won 59 percent of whites and lost with 24 states.
Coulter argues that only Trump enlarges the Republican vote among blacks, Hispanics, and whites, and more importantly, can win states that Romney lost.
What’s impossible is for any Republican candidate, other than Trump, to win a single state Romney lost. Ted Cruz’s corny speaking style is creepy to anyone who doesn’t already agree with everything he says. He’s the less likable, more hard-edged version of Romney. Every other Republican is, one way or another, a less attractive version of Romney.