So by now, you’ve probably observed the Cruz & Kasich alliance attempting to block Trump.
With the team formed, the two candidates have agreed to a plan. In their view, the most crucial part being that John Kasich will stand down in Indiana’s May 3rd Primary. This would theoretically give Cruz a better chance of defeating Trump there. Likewise, Cruz has agreed to leave Oregon and New Mexico to Kasich.
Desperate? This new pact is an acknowledgement that neither man can take the shocking storm that is Trump. Both Cruz & Kasich have reached the point were they believe a team is needed in order to block Trump’s victory and force a contested convention. And may be to late for them to accomplish their mission: Trump is closing in on by a landslide with the number of delegates needed to win the nomination.
The deal is simple: as we’ve touched on, they do their weird thing with Indiana, New Mexico, and Oregon and ideally they sweep those three states between them and deny Donald Trump the 1,237 delegates he’ll need to secure the nomination before this summer’s GOP convention in Cleveland, opening the whole process up to chaos and back-room dealings that might tilt in their favor
But mathematically, it is over for Cruz & Kasich. Trump has taken the primaries.
Looking at the new-found alliance, we find a resounding question; is it fair? Absolutely not. Trump took the internet to state his view of things: “If you collude in business … they put you in jail. But in politics … you’re allowed to collude…Actually I was happy, because it shows how weak they are, it shows how pathetic they are,” Trump said.
He also tweeted his views:
“Wow, just announced that Lyin’ Ted and Kasich are going to collude in order to keep me from getting the Republican nomination. DESPERATION!”
The thing is, he’s right—the move looks desperate, and calculated, and weak. In the best-case scenario (for Kasich & Cruz), it works to keep Trump from the nomination, and maybe Kasich (more likely) or Cruz (less likely) ends up the beneficiary in Cleveland. Even then, what does that really accomplish? How can either of them credibly run in the general election when actually like complete children about the election of our next president? If you can’t muster enough support to win your own constituency, can you really expect to fare much better nationally?
But the outrageous anti-Trump alliance does not appear to be stopping the Donald. On the April 26th primaries, he swept all 5 states. In Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island Trump took the votes. By a lot.
Whether you are for or against Trump, his whole rise is quite bizarre and seemingly against the odds. From the beginning the media and the GOP has been very set against him, but he has taken on more popularity. With the recent development of the Cruz & Kasich alliance, the “anybody but Trump” movement has been all the more pushed upon the public. And yet he is sweeping the primaries. On the 26th after his landslide victories, he stated: “As far as I’m concerned, it’s over.” And oddly enough, his crazy-talk is correct again. Because as stated above, it is mathematically over for both John Kasich and Ted Cruz at this point.
On April 27th at a rally in Indiana, Ted Cruz announced Carly Fiorina as his VP if he wins. “If I am nominated to be president of the United States, I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee, Carly Fiorina,” Cruz said at a campaign event Wednesday in Indianapolis.
It does seem as all these measures are being made in a last-ditch overly desperate effort to get the nomination. Even though after last night mathematically Trump has won the primaries. Cruz is fighting hard to reach out to voters and thus the announcement. Which all the more argues the case of Trump that this anti-Trump alliance is weak & desperate.
Whether your opinion of trump is bad, good, indifferent, or confused, what do you think of the Cruz & Kasich anti-Trump alliance? Is it right or wrong? Anti-American? Why?