National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that, on the heels of a string of Super Tuesday victories, front-runner Donald Trump has incited a real battle within the Republican party.
“The civil war is… here. I think that the ‘Not Trump’ forces are galvanized, and moving in a way that a lot of people didn’t think would happen, there wasn’t any time left for it,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg said he believes the central battlefield will be Florida, where the primary will be held March 15, and added that Trump’s challengers may make some headway.
“I still think that there’s a chance the ‘Not Trump’ forces will prevail,” he said, adding, “Trump had a good night last night, but so far, if you add up the returns in all the primaries, his hostile takeover of the party amounts to 34 percent of the vote.”
Nevertheless, Goldberg acknowledged that any other candidate will have a “very hard” time securing the Republican nomination.