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The presidential primary race is effectively concluded, and the parties have their candidates. Despite widespread and well-documented reluctance, America is set for a 2020 rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

Biden and Trump both won all but one of their Super Tuesday primaries.

The last obstacle standing in the way of the 2020 rematch—former South Carolina Nikki Haley—ended her campaign for the Republican nomination after only winning Vermont on Tuesday.

While Haley's campaign failed to overcome the MAGA movement, outlets are paying attention to her block of politically moderate supporters, speculating whether they will fall in line and vote for Trump, or potentially defect to the Democratic side.

"Donald Trump made it clear he doesn't want Nikki Haley supporters. I want to be clear: There is a place for them in my campaign," Biden said in a statement Wednesday.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump invited "all of the Haley supporters to join the greatest movement in the history of our Nation."

Super Tuesday solidified Trump's return to the top of the Republican Party, three years after facing condemnations over his conduct in the aftermath of the 2020 election and the Capitol riot. Outgoing Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, endorsed the Trump campaign on Wednesday, stating, "It is abundantly clear that former President Trump has earned the requisite support of Republican voters to be our nominee for President of the United States."

What does Trump's political comeback mean for the Republican Party?

Byron York (Right bias) determined Trump's return proves “that the GOP cannot return to the days of leaders like George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan.” Outlining the growth of the populist movement in the Republican Party over the last two decades, York concluded that Haley “promised a return to a calmer and more disciplined Republican Party. Her problem was that there were not nearly enough Republicans who want that, too.”

The New York Times Editorial Board (Left bias) stated the Republican Party has become “a vessel for the fulfillment of Mr. Trump’s ambitions,” arguing this to be “a tragedy for the Republican Party and for the country it purports to serve.” Outlining the steps Trump has taken to ostracize and oust Republicans critical of him, the board writes, “A party without dissent or internal debate, one that exists only to serve the will of one man, is also one that is unable to govern.”

Despite Trump's delegate landslide in the primary, an article in Newsweek (Center bias) determined there are indications that Trump is “still struggling to get strong, united Republican support.” Citing Nikki Haley’s national vote tally, the article concluded that Trump is “still losing a significant number of votes to a more moderate Republican candidate, and there is no guarantee voters will support him in the general election.”

The candidates have 242 more days to make their case to the American people.

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More from the Left

7 things Super Tuesday just taught us about the November election
Politico (analysis)

"Both Trump and Biden will have to contend with longshot independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is now threatening to make the ballot in as many as six states, many of them battlegrounds. His campaign said Tuesday he had enough signatures to get on the ballot in Nevada. And a super PAC backing him says it has secured enough signatures to get him on ballots in Arizona, South Carolina and Georgia as well, though only the top election official in Utah has confirmed Kennedy will be on the November ballot."

More from the Right

All eyes on No Labels as Super Tuesday all but cements Biden-Trump rematch
Washington Examiner (analysis)

"No Labels is set to hold its next delegate meeting on Friday afternoon, after which the group is likely to announce a decision on its next steps. The meeting is expected to feature 800 delegates from all 50 states to “speak freely and honestly about the path ahead for our 2024 project,” according to chief strategist Ryan Clancy."

More from the Center

Discontent over immigration and the economy fuel Trump's Super Tuesday romp
Reuters (analysis)

"Trump has tapped into a current of dissatisfaction about the state of the country that he has amplified at every opportunity. It is one that could tip the scales in the rematch with Biden, who beat him in 2020. Republican voters who went to the polls on Tuesday exhibited a deep pessimism about the economy that extends beyond Trump’s loyal base of supporters to many moderate and swing voters that could help determine the election, according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research."

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