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Submitted by Anne Julienne (Australia), May 9, 2016 at 03:47

Romney continues to refuse to run but, even if he did run on a 3rd party ticket, he might at most win Utah, not enough to alter the outcome.

Given how many Republicans are falling into line behind Trump and the pressure on the #nevertrump crowd to tow the line or be declared traitors, I estimate that at the very most a 3rd party protest ticket might attract 10% of voters. This means nothing to Trump. If he keeps playing the same game and people keep falling for it, he'll win in a landslide. He's already going wobbly on more conservative promises. All he has to do is woo a few Democrats around by flashing his "New York values" loudly. He's a master at this sort of thing.

The only thing that could conceivably defeat Trump is for people to wake up to him but I fear it's a bit late for that by now.

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