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Tommy Thompson

Detouring the Trump and Clinton steamrollers

Detouring the Trump and Clinton steamrollers

The Wisconsin primaries in both parties put holds on the expectations of presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump -- especially the latter, whose bubble has been significantly deflated.

Mr. Trump's supposedly inevitable Republican nomination plunged into a ditch in the Badger State with his 13-point loss to Sen. Ted Cruz. Yet it hardly signaled a joyous embrace of the Texas conservative extremist by the party establishment.

What it did demonstrate was the wisdom of 2012 party nominee Mitt Romney in counseling fellow Republicans to join an anybody-but-Trump strategy, which got a huge boost from the celebrity tycoon's own loose and errant tongue.