This is from a piece last night I wrote for LifeZette.
Sen. Ted Cruz and his backers seem confident they can corral the support of enough delegates to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination of the first ballot. Scores of the first-ballot “unbound” delegates, Cruz and many in the media think, actually have been bound to the Texas senator.
But unless by “bound” they mean physically tied up with a pistol to their heads, Cruz’s confidence may be perilously misplaced. Because Cruz has two problems: Donald Trump — and Ted Cruz . . .
Between the final primaries on June 7 and the Republican nomination on July 18, Trump will have nearly six long weeks to deploy his most fearsome weapon: personal persuasion.
And Cruz can’t match Trump when it comes to cajoling. You can read the entire piece here.