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Donald Trump Will Be GOP Nominee For President, Dueling Analysts Agree

BOSTON (CBS) – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head in the November election for President of The United States, according to two of WBZ NewsRadio 1030's political analysts.

Republican Gene Hartigan and Democrat Mary Anne Marsh now both think Trump will be the GOP nominee.

"No one can stop this, especially the Republican establishment," Democrat Mary Ann Marsh said Wednesday, hours after Trump won the Nevada caucuses.

"The fact is, this Republican nomination was over on Saturday when Donald Trump won every single delegate in South Carolina, all 50," Marsh said.  "When you hit Super Tuesday, he's going to clean up most of those states, then you move to winner-take-all, but the fact is Donald Trump is the Republican nominee."

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Republican analyst Gene Hartigan didn't agree with that in the past, but that changed Wednesday morning.

"It's scary," he told WBZ's Joe Mathieu.

"All I can say is it's scary that he has run the table so much and that his red meat message, and no matter what he says resonates, and no one is looking at his record, which is not a good record and if Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz hope to score any points between now and March 15th, which they have to do, then they need to get his record out there and they really have to call him to task on it. And, so far, they haven't done that."

Would shortening the field help Cruz and Rubio, if Ben Carson and John Kasich drop out?

"I don't think that's really the point. I think the point is America's looking at this guy as the great hope for the future and until they convince the public that he is not going to deliver on the message, and they've got about 30 days to pull it off, the Republicans will nominate Donald Trump," Hartigan said.

Listen to Joe Mathieu's interview

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