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.