Herman Cain, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, believes the GOP needs to accept that Donald Trump is likely its 2016 presidential candidate (video below).
“I believe that the establishment needs to get over it and just allow the people to speak, and so far 285 delegates -- that’s not a fluke,” Cain, a retired CEO of Godfather's Pizza, told Fox News on March 2. “Get over it, establishment.”
Cain also explained why he thinks Trump was so successful in Southern states, including Cain's home state of Georgia, on March 1, known as Super Tuesday, that appeared to be more inclined to vote for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas given its religious nature.
“Evangelicals or people of faith want the same thing that everybody else wants,” Cain said. “They want a strong economy, and they want a strong military, and they want a leader, a fighter and a winner. That’s why he won the state of Georgia as well as some of these other states.”
Cain added that the Republican party should be thankful for what Trump is doing -- broadening its reach.
“The party is expanding,” Cain said. “They ought to be celebrating what Donald Trump is doing for the Republican Party at this particular point, but instead they’re pushing back.”
Trump won seven states on Super Tuesday, bringing his total delegates to 319, according to The New York Times. Cruz won three states, including his home state of Texas, and now has 226 delegates. In third place was Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with one win in Minnesota, raising his delegates to 110.
A total of 1,237 delegates are needed to secure the GOP presidential nomination.