Gov. John Kasich is out of the Republican contest, having put out word that he is suspending his campaign.
Now, as we all know, Kasich was out of the election soon after New Hampshire, but continued his ego trip for months afterward. Nevertheless, his campaign put out word today that he is formally ending his long-dead quest to be president.
That leaves only Donald Trump as the last man standing and the presumptive nominee, I presume. Unless Jim Gilmore gets back in, which I doubt.
You remember Jim Gilmore, right?
Gosh, of all those people onstage during those GOP debates, now there is only one.
I had wondered if maybe Ted Cruz had some kind of weird plan to let Kasich go one on one with Donald Trump and do well enough to deny him the 1,237. But I checked, and Kasich’s polls were terrible in all the remaining states I saw, so this was out of the question.
Furious that she contributed to his Indiana loss by terming him an immigrant, Ted Cruz Tuesday might punched his wife Heidi and then elbowed her – in the face. This after last week throwing Carly Fiorina off the stage during an event with his running mate in the Hoosier state.
Okay, just wanted to see if you thought I’d gone crazy. Next thing you know, I might be saying his dad was in cahoots with Lee Harvey Oswald. Of course Cruz only accidentally bumped his wife, and I don’t think he even saw Carly fall off the stage last week, which, like her impromptu singing, was something she did entirely on her own.
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“From the beginning, I have said that I will continue on as long as there is a viable path to victory,” Cruz said in Indianapolis. “Tonight, I am sorry to say, it appears that path has been closed.”
With Cruz out, it’s done. Trump will no doubt seal the nomination of the first ballot as he now faces John Kasich, who will not be able to amass enough delegates in the final contests to keep Trump from 1,237. At the very least, Trump will be close enough to be pushed over the top, especially with Cruz’s delegates abandoning their candidate.
With more than half the vote counted as of 8:49 pm ET, Trump was up by more than 15 points, 52.6 percent to 37 percent. Both national polls and surveys in California and New Jersey give Trump double digit leads over Cruz, which must have convinced Cruz that his fate was sealed.
And Carly Fiorina’s five minute run for vice president is now over.
Donald Trump is at a new plateau among Republicans nationally, sitting at 56 percent, compared to only 22 percent for Ted Cruz and 14 percent for John Kasich, according to an NBC News poll. With those numbers, it become awfully hard to deny him the nomination, no matter what happens today in Indiana, where most… Continue Reading
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Why would Cruz try to be polite with this moron, whom he met Monday during a campaign stop in Marion, Indiana? Ironically, that’s what people like about Trump. Were this a Cruz supporter, Trump would have put this guy away and not pretended that you are going to have a reasonable discussion with him. He… Continue Reading
Well now, this was a pretty funny, I have to say. Between this and Heidi Cruz saying Ted is an immigrant – not to mention polls showing a double digit lead for Donald Trump over Cruz in Indiana – signs seem pretty bad for the Texan. Don’t forget to share Continue Reading