There is a runaway train heading towards South Carolina, and its name is Donald Trump, commentator Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Tuesday night.
“This is a huge night for Trump … His margin over number two is really astonishing,” said Krauthammer, reviewing the New Hampshire primary results.
He then looked ahead to the Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.
“Trump is a runaway train and the question is will someone emerge from South Carolina to take him on … Cruz is the most likely,” Krauthammer said, suggesting that the longer Trump rolls on, the more momentum he will develop.
Krauthammer thinks that Tuesday’s big loser was Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
“He’s very badly hurt … what it did is alter the trajectory of the campaign in a way that could conceivably be not fixable. Look he was launched out of Iowa like a canon ball. He was number two and rising at 17% and that was his hope … he’s going to end up in looks like 5th right now. He will stumble his way into South Carolina,” Krauthammer said.
Krauthammer believes that the New Hampshire results have created “a muddle among the so-called ‘mainstream lane.’”
“It’s easier to see four of them, three of them, possibly four proceeding. … Imagine if those numbers were switched, Kasich and Rubio, he (Rubio) would likely be number two now, and have the momentum. So he looks like he’s been stopped in his tracks right now,” he said.
“And imagine one other thing, Trump gets over 30%, which is extremely impressive in a big field, but had the field been winnowed today, tonight, to one person for the mainstream lane, Cruz, and Trump, 30% or so means a dead heat among the three. The longer that is postponed, and New Hampshire has postponed it, the better it is for Trump,” Krauthammer added.
h/t: Fox News