Let’s call it like it is, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are done; they simply refuse to face reality
Both Cruz and Kasich and the other Dump Trump/Never Trump movements are nothing less than “spoil sports”; they are so hell bent on trying to become President that it appears they’ve completely forgot why they even entered the Presidential race.
Yes Cruz and Kasich have announced their alliance to supposedly join forces to defeat Donald Trump but in actuality, both campaigns are up against the wall. They’re both losing momentum and reverting to political actions they insisted they would never use.
Kasich said after his Ohio win that he would win by taking the “high road” but he has now apparently gone the way of the low road. He recently started calling out reporters on their interviews with him for poor behavior and has even implied incompetence in Donald Trump. He is also finding it difficult to generate crowds of any size to which he can speak and he is also running out of money.
Cruz, has for the most part been a gentleman throughout the entire campaign. Recently however, like Kasich, he too has started to lose his cool with the media by refusing to answer their questions and changing the subject giving his normal “spill” about what he’ll do on his first day in office. He then begins his rant about what is wrong with Donald Trump and why Trump is not fit to be president. He has basically been using the press to get out his message; nothing wrong with trying to get free air time but he should answer non-threatening questions.
Recently on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, the Texas Senator became quite feisty to the point that after Hannity repeatedly asked Cruz to explain the delegate process, Cruz continued to avoid the question. He went so totally off subject that Hannity raised his voice becoming noticeable angry himself.
Like Kasich, Cruz is now starting to run out of money with many supporters starting to head for the exit ramps. Although their campaign staff deny as much, their body language gives them away. Their staffs are visibly less positive even though they keep insisting their candidate can and will win.
In the town of Realityville, the staffs are quite aware that tomorrow’s headlines are already printed in large print saying, Trump Wins, Trump Wins, Trump Wins. It is obviously a hard pill to swallow. In all probability they’re aware that their days are numbered and the potential of moving on and possibly gaining a job in a Cruz White House are all but gone.
On the Kasich side there are even rumors that some staff has already been cut and others reverting to volunteer positions just out of pure loyalty. Loyalty however, as we all know does not pay the bills.
The truth is, with Cruz only eight points down (by some polls),the Indiana primary still three days away and Kasich now out of the picture in Indiana, Cruz could possibly pull off a win. But could Kasich actually pull off wins and deny Trump delegates in Oregon and New Mexico? He hasn’t won a state other than his own state of Ohio yet and he still has less delegates than Marco Rubio who pulled out of the presidential race. Kasich is very straight laced and very anti-drug. As such, it is difficult to believe the voters of Oregon who have had a long love affair with libertarian philosophy and marijuana and recently completely legalized pot are going to cast votes for Kasich; especially with the Donald leading the polls there by double digits.
The same is true with New Mexico. Right next door to Texas and Cruz’s home state, it would seem a better choice for Cruz to battle in than Kasich but then again, Trump is leading in New Mexico as well. With Trump being more of a Moderate Conservative and Populist and with some hints of Governor Susana Martinez being mentioned as a possible Vice Presidential nominee, it’s hard to believe New Mexico would consider Kasich seriously.
The bottom line is the New York primary win was a home run for Trump. Cruz and Kasich are up at bat and the New York Primary win for Trump was their first out. Now with Trump’s huge win in the Northeastern states it’s basically strike two and lights out and game over if Trump wins Indiana. If Cruz wins Indiana it’s likely that this game will go into extra innings.
Right now the only chance for Cruz is the second ballot and he will need to win Indiana to even hope to have that chance.
After last Tuesday night’s big wins for Trump, undoubtedly the momentum seems to be moving on to Indiana where Trump already has the lead appearing to end once and for all who is the real nominee.
The polls mostly favor Trump in Indiana and although the poll averages show Trump only up by two points above Cruz, the most reliable polls have Trump up as much as 8 and 9 points. Only one of the polls give Cruz an edge; that poll has almost always been biased towards Cruz and it also utilizes a two week polling average rather than the one week polling process used by the other polls.
In all likelihood, it will be a very close race but most of the political pundits are predicting another Trump win. Cruz has already begun to focus on California leading many to believe Cruz has read the writing on the walls.