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Ramesh Ponnuru

What's the Anti-Trump Strategy Now?

He won over voters of all stripes in New Hampshire, even optimists.
Happy warriors.

Happy warriors.

Photographer: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images

Even though everyone has expected for weeks that Donald Trump would win the New Hampshire primary, the scale of that victory should unsettle both his rivals and the pundits.

Trump won big: At this writing it looks as though he will have gotten more votes than the next two candidates combined. He also swept nearly every demographic category. He won young and old, men and women, independents and Republicans, first-time voters and returning ones, moderates and people who call themselves “very conservative.” He carried every education group, albeit with a narrow margin among those with advanced college degrees.