In The American Conservative, Daniel Larison announces the overwhelming Tuesday Trump victory and the equally stunning meltdown for the Cruz camp.
Trump swept all five states tonight as expected, and actually did a bit better than the polls indicated. He not only won a majority of the vote in every state, but came close to 60% or exceeded it in several places.
According to exit polls in the three states that had them, Trump did especially well with men, non-college degree holders, and older voters, but he won practically every demographic group in every state.
In contrast to Trump’s success, Cruz’s exceptionally poor showing everywhere tonight underscored how much of a factional candidate he remains despite his status as the only plausible alternative to Trump.
Cruz lost with his strongest constituency in every election, and was annihilated with everyone else.