As expected, Donald Trump easily won New Hampshire’s Republican primary. Trump took a little over 35% of the fractured field’s vote, while John Kasich and Ted Cruz finished in the place and show, respectively. Trump’s supporters have been ridiculed as low-information voters, but it appears that he triumphed in nearly every demographic group. For those of us who justifiably question his conservative credentials, glib dismissals of those who support him will not win the day. For better or worse, conventional attacks are not sticking to The Donald:
As the vote tallies have demonstrated, the considerable majority of Republican voters are looking for somebody other than Trump. It’s time for the lower-tier candidates to gracefully bow out of the race. That way, hopefully, their supporters will coalesce around somebody who is both genuinely conservative and temperamentally sound.