The Cruz monster grows stronger
There’s a WaPo article about Cruz’s new successes getting his people selected as delegates in Colorado and North Dakota. Cruz isn’t just outmaneuvering Trump, he’s outmaneuvering the GOPe people who think that by stopping Trump, that allows them to get a moderate Republican nominated. (People are talking about Paul Ryan this week but it could any of a number of moderate Republicans, even Susana Martinez.) The GOPe is going to discover that by stopping Trump, they only enabled the Cruz monster. Nate Silver, although he has always been wrong about Trump, agrees with me that the GOPe won’t be able to stop Cruz at a contested convention. Nate Silver is clueless about the mindset of blue collar whites who support Trump, but I’m sure he understands the political inside game very well.
In yesterday’s WaPo, there’s an article explaining why they believe Cruz will be righteously schlonged by the Democratic candidate if he wins the Republican nomination. Cruz is starting to be noticed by the MSM. Until this week, the MSM assumed he had no chance of winning the nomination so covering him closely wasn’t that important. That has changed.
For example, you will hear more about Cruz’ belief that women who were raped shouldn’t be allowed to have an abortion.
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Cruz was very smart to refuse to put on a cheesehead hat. Nothing ruins a candidate’s image of gravitas worse than wearing a stupid hat. Dukakis lost the election to Bush 41 because he wore a stupid-looking helmet while driving around in a tank.