Why the GOP Establishment Is Complicit in the Rise of Trump and Cruz

The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary are only a few weeks away; and it is likely that Ted Cruz and Donald Trump will win those first two primary states. This is not altogether surprising, and will not guarantee either of those candidates the nomination, but it will make the road to the nomination much tougher for the rest of the field. It is worth noting that the last time the GOP nominated somebody who did not win either of those two critical early states was 1964, when presidential nominations were a very different process than they are today. Mr. Cruz and Mr. Trump, while not at all sure things, must be considered strong candidates for their party's nomination.