Donald Trump and Ted Cruz both sailed to strong Republican victories in the 2016 presidential campaign last night, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 while Mitt Romney may be on his way to becoming the next Harold Stassen based on results presented by Fox News today, Wednesday, March 23. Stassen became known in American culture as the perennial candidate as he attempted to win the GOP nomination nine times. Romney has failed twice, and now appears posed to make a third attempt at the Republican Convention in July at Cleveland.
While Trump picked up valuable delegates by winning Arizona and Cruz did the same in Utah, Romney continues to bewilder many with his bizarre appearances in the campaign, although he has not entered a single primary. He irritated many Republicans with his robo calls in Utah against Trump. Yet, last week, he campaigned for John Kasich in the Ohio primary and Marco Rubio in Florida. What’s going on, Mitt? There was even an article in the American Spectator entitled, “What do we do about the Mitt Romney problem?”
Mitt Romney has as good a chance of winning the nomination as Blake Shelton has of being invited to Miranda Lambert’s birthday party this year. He has zero delegates and the baggage of losing in a bad way to President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. His disappearance in the middle of the debates still anger many Republican voters who trusted him to do a competent job in that election. Romney appears to share a common delusion with John Kasich that he can go to the convention and somehow win the nomination. Kasich has won only one primary state and Ohio is his home state.
Among the only two legitimate candidates Trump leads with 741 delegates while Cruz has 461. A nominee has to win 1,237 delegates. Kasich doesn’t have enough to challenge. With George Soros funding his campaign, his only accomplishment could be to create enough chaos in the Republican Party to split it and hand the election to Hillary Clinton. If he succeeds, she might offer Kasich the vice-presidential position on the Democratic side.
Marco Rubio, who has dropped out of the race, actually ran ahead of Kasich in Arizona.
The primary came in the midst of a tragic day as ISIS struck in Brussels, Belgium, killing at least 11 and injuring countless others. Trump and Cruz are both advocates of strong borders which would decrease the attacks of radical Muslims on innocent American citizens.
The election appeared to take a nasty turn as a Super PAC supporting Cruz reportedly ran a revealing picture of Trump’s wife Malania in Utah which angered the businessman. Trump blamed Cruz for it and lashed back at the Texas Senator. Cruz has denied responsibility for the ad. Trump went on Twitter and said he was willing to “spill the beans” on Heidi Cruz in retaliation. With more important things at stake such as the safety as the country and the future of the nation’s grandchildren hanging in the balance, it’s a shame the Super PACs are sinking so low as to attack candidates’ wives. Maybe it’s time to re-think allowing Super PAC’s to distract voters from the true issues of this campaign. Memo to Kasich and Romeny: Get out of the race so the real candidates can settle this thing one on one.
Sean Hannity said today on his Fox News Radio show there is an orchestrated and organized effort by powerbrokers inside the party to deny the nomination to both Cruz and Trump. Hannity said it would be wrong for the party to ignore the millions of voters who have supported Trump and Cruz and nominate someone like Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney or John Kasich.
Cruz said yesterday and today law enforcement should start patrolling Muslim neighborhoods in the United States to prevent radical Islam from committing terrorism in America. Trump advocated water boarding as a way to gain intelligence against ISIS to prevent further acts of terrorism. Trump also said non-violent Muslims have a duty to report jihadist activities in the U.S.
The presidential race next moves to Wisconison. Hillary Clinton is the presumptive winner of the Democratic Party nomination with her cache of super delegates in hand. Clinton, who has been criticized for her role in Benghazi, criticized both Cruz and Trump regarding foreign policy. Trump has said if he is nominated he will have to take a look at indicting Clinton in regard to her email scandal.
Greg Abbott and now Jeb Bush have both endorsesd Cruz. Chris Christie and Sarah Palin have endorsed Trump.