I asked the people I interviewed for this article what the future holds for Donald Trump, John Kasich and Ted Cruz.
They said that they are hoping for a Trump-led “movement” to push the GOP agenda forward.
I wanted to ask about the future of the presidential campaign, too.
How would that play out?
Here are three of the answers.
Trump is the only GOP candidate who can win a contested primary, and he would do so in the end, I said.
But the future is still very murky.
I asked what the GOP has done to win in the past to win the nomination in 2020, and the answer was that it has failed to unite and build a coalition, I explained.
This is because the Trump campaign is essentially a cult.
Its core message is that the party is united by a shared hatred of Muslims, Mexicans and blacks.
It is built on the assumption that everyone is just a partisan pawn to be manipulated, I added.
That is a toxic message that resonates among white people and many Republican voters, I noted.
Trump would need a big enough base of support to get in the top tier of GOP candidates, I argued.
He would need to do well in primary contests, and those would be contested in states where Trump is strong.
I also suggested that if Trump does well in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, he might do well elsewhere in the country.
What is the biggest obstacle to Trump becoming the Republican nominee?
The biggest obstacle, I asked, is the GOP establishment.
The party is in a crisis.
It has lost the trust of its rank-and-file voters, who now see it as a party that is willing to bend over backwards to please the president, rather than to win elections.
The GOP establishment has been paralyzed by infighting, dysfunction and a lack of discipline.
The RNC leadership has tried to blame the Trump-bashing on “fringe” Republicans who don’t have a clue about the party’s agenda and values.
A Republican national convention is a nonstarter for Trump and many others, and there are no serious plans to organize a convention to choose the nominee.
That means there is little incentive for the party to hold a convention.
But Trump would still be the only Republican candidate with a chance of winning the nomination if he could convince enough Republican voters to abandon the party establishment.
The only other major obstacle to the party holding a convention is Trump’s ability to win over voters from his own party.
I explained that if he can unite the party behind his candidacy, he can win over Republican voters.
But he is also losing the support of some of his most ardent supporters.
I pointed out that the Republican Party has always had a strong base of white, working-class voters, but the party has always struggled to attract younger, liberal voters.
Trump’s popularity among white voters has declined dramatically since the beginning of his campaign.
That’s a problem, because the GOP would need more diverse, working class voters in the future, I warned.
It seems Trump’s supporters want to believe he is winning the general election, I pointed to a poll conducted this month by Quinnipiac University and The Associated Press.
The poll found that Trump leads Clinton among Republican voters who are at least 65 years old by a margin of 51 to 42 percent.
The Trump campaign and some outside conservative groups are trying to drum up support among younger voters, while Trump himself is losing older voters, the poll found.
The problem is that Trump has been winning white voters by double digits, while losing black voters by more than 40 points, according to the AP.
But I said that this is a problem that will continue to plague the Trump presidency, even if he wins the general.
Can he win the Republican nomination?
Trump has no chance to win a majority of the delegates and delegates to the Republican National Convention if he fails to unite the GOP.
There are still many Republicans who have reservations about his candidacy.
But if he does not win enough delegates to become the Republican presidential nominee, there are two ways to change that, I predicted.
He could wait until 2020 to formally nominate his running mate, which would require a majority vote in both the convention and the general, but would not change the rules that allow candidates to win primaries without winning delegates.
Alternatively, Trump could try to change the party rules to allow him to win some delegates.
But that would require the help of a supermajority of delegates.
That would require some change in party rules, and it would require Trump to win enough support among the delegates to make it possible.
Then there is the idea of using the convention to push Trump’s agenda.
There is no doubt that he would be the most popular candidate in the Republican primary, so the party would want to nominate him as its standard bearer, I suggested.
But many conservatives have said they want to see the party nominate a conservative to run against Trump.