Contested convention news
Scott Walker predicts that if there’s an “open convention” then the nominee will NOT be Trump, Cruz or Kasich.
Cruz certainly doesn’t believe that. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Cruz has managed to fill up the Louisiana delegation with all of his people. Cruz is maneuvering to have a majority of delegates at the convention who support him and will vote for him on the second ballot. It’s pretty clear that Cruz’s strategy is to win the nomination on a second ballot.
NBC News reports today that Trump has a team working on the contested convention scenario:
One campaign operative, who joined Trump’s convention team during the primaries, expressed surprise at that effort already in the works.
“I think the mistaken impression is that they weren’t playing by the traditional rules before,” said the campaign staff member, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “One of the pleasant surprises I had, when I joined, was that the state directors were already engaged in the process.”
Nevertheless, I feel that Cruz is a lot better at this than Trump.