Ted Cruz naming Carly Fiorina as Vice President running mate has hit the ground with a loud “thud.” Social media sites are buzzing with negative response to Cruz announcement. It is very unusual that a candidate announces their choice for V.P. before primary elections are completed.
The people have spoken by their vote. Kasich and Cruz are having a complete immature Temper Tantrum over what the voters are saying: “We want Donald Trump as President.” Kasich and Cruz replay to this? “We will force you like us.”
Kasich campaign manager John Weaver acknowledged that he is basically teaming up with Cruz in order to keep Trump below 1,237 delegates. A Trump victory in the winner-take-all state of Indiana would give Trump 57 delegates. The Kasich campaign has already been working the Indiana delegates on a potential second ballot, and claims that it has locked up the support of more than half of them.
So instead of trying to actually win the primary on May 3, Team Kasich is clearing a path for Cruz to go up against Trump one-on-one.
“Our goal is to have an open convention in Cleveland, where we are confident a candidate capable of uniting the party and winning in November will emerge as the nominee,” Kasich campaign manager John Weaver said in a strategy memo Sunday night.
Mere weeks ago, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas pressured Ohio Gov. John Kasich to get out of the race for the Republican nomination because he had no mathematical chance of winning.
“If you want to stop Donald Trump, there is only one campaign and only one candidate who has done so repeatedly and who has any plausible path to do so,” Mr. Cruz told a local Utah television station before that state’s contest last month.
“For Kasich, it’s mathematically impossible,” said Mr. Cruz, curling himself into a pretzel that has since hardened and just crumbled into little pieces this week.
That is because now the exact same thing can be said of Mr. Cruz and his hopeless campaign.
As of this week, it is mathematically impossible for Mr. Cruz to reach the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination. His only hope at this point is if he can sway enough unpledged delegates to his camp.
According to Mr. Cruz’s logic from last month, real estate developer Donald Trump — the only candidate with a path to the nomination — is the only Republican who should remain in the race.
That was then. This is now. That was for John Kasich, not Ted Cruz.