Governor Kasich and Senator Cruz have teamed up to stop Trump in several states. It isn’t likely to work. An alliance of liberal Kasich and conservative Cruz is unnatural and won’t last.
Both believe that Trump cannot win in a general election and he will guarantee a loss of the Senate and possibly the House. All early polls do show that will be the case.
Governor John Kasich of Ohio and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined forces to keep Trump from reaching the 1237 and to keep him as far away from it as possible. It’s a plan that could backfire.
It’s hard to see how it works. Will Kasich voters forget to vote for him in Indiana while Cruz voters forget to vote in New Mexico and Oregon?
The Wall Street Journal claims they have formed an alliance and each will concentrate on the state delegates they can win, Cruz in Indiana and Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico.
It’s not simply to stop Trump, it’s so they can win. It’s unlikely Trump could win if it goes to a second ballot. About a third of the party won’t vote for him under any circumstances and another 30% prefer another candidate.
“Having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November would be a sure disaster for Republicans. Not only would Trump get blown out by Clinton or Sanders, but having him as our nominee would set the party back a generation,” the statement on Ted Cruz’s website said.
Cruz’s statement said his campaign would “clear the path” for Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico.
After that, they will resume their competition, Cruz’s statement said.
Prior to this and up until last week, Cruz rejected coordinating anti-Trump efforts with Kasich.
Trump had a fit.
There are 15 states left and five are in the Northeast which Trump has sewn up. Cruz and Kasich have abandoned those five states.
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Kasich’s campaign sent out a tweet that said, “We will shift our campaign’s resources West and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana.”
Kasich’s statement explained his focus on Oregion and New Mexico, saying both states are “structurally similar to the Northeast politically, where Gov. Kasich is performing well.”
NEWS: Kasich campaign will marshal campaign resources to New Mexico and Oregon, allow Cruz to focus on Indiana. pic.twitter.com/auUIUX961O
— Team Kasich (@TeamJohnKasich) April 25, 2016