Skip to comments.Trump prepared to cede Wyoming delegate contest to Cruz
Posted on 04/15/2016 7:04:51 PM PDT by writer33
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Donald Trump's presidential campaign has all but thrown in the towel in Wyoming ahead of Saturday's Republican convention.
The billionaire businessman's campaign made a conscious decision not to commit resources to Wyoming, according to Alan Cobb, a senior Trump adviser.
Trump picked only up a single delegate in last month's Wyoming county conventions while rival Ted Cruz scored nine. There are 14 more delegates at stake at this weekend's state convention.
In a telephone interview with The Associated Press from the convention site in Casper, Cobb said Friday that he expects Cruz to sweep what remains of the 29 delegates up for grabs in the Wyoming convention.
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Thanks. Didn’t see that in search. They can yank it then.
So I understand Trump is spending his own money and campaigning on the cheap. What happens when it goes national? Still on the cheap or start taking bribe money?
This is another place, like Colorado, where Trump’s ground game and understanding of the rules in those states, was far behind Cru8z.
However...they are relatively small numbers.
The key will be on the 18th in NY and then on the 26th in five other states in the NE, including PA.
If Trump can take all of NY, and then the following week the vast majority of:
...particularly PA, then he has a very, very good shot of closing this out before the convention...which is what he needs to do.
I expect Cruz, outside of NY on the 19th, is going to continue to accumulate a strong number of delegates...but if Trump can take all of NY (and it looks like he will) then Cruz will no longer have a path to the nomination on the first ballot.
At that point, IMHO, since the GOPe will only try and use Cruz to deny Trump and then discard him (Cruz) in the process, I hope Cruz throws in with Trump.
I say this as a Cruz supporter.
Right now, we need a united party and we need to absolutely ensure that the GOPe does not have a leg to stand on.
That will lead to victory in November.
Cruz can help make that happen by announcing May 1st that he is throwing in with Trump.
So you call spending $36 million of his own money campaigning” on the cheap” . Wow big spender, which of your false dilemma choices do you advise for the general election?
Which would ted use?
LIz Chaney is running here. Enough said
NO...that’s not the case.
Did you read my entire post?...or just stop after the 1st paragraph or two?
These rules and the way these delegates would be picked were in place in theses states when Trump and Cruz signed up to be GOP candidates.
Quite frankly, originally they were done this way in the hopes to favor a GOPe candidate like Bush. But it did not work out that way.
But it was understood and accepted when they agreed to be candidates.
Crux has seriously gone after these pales...and understood how to do it, and had the organization to do it.
Trump is new at this and did not. It is really that simple.
But they are also for a relative small number of delegates and will not change who the front runner is and what can and probably will happen on April 19th and April 26th.
Read what I wrote about that.
For the good of the nation I hope it turns out as I mentioned in my entire post.
As a Cruz supporter, why would you want Cruz to give up before Trump gets to the 1237 number? If Trump doesn’t get to 1237, then more than half of the Republican party doesn’t want him. The nominee must get a majority of delegate support to prove he is strong enough to have a chance at winning in the general election. If Trump doesn’t come to the convention with 1237 of his own pledged delegates, he can try to convince enough unbound delegates or delegates for Cruz/Rubio/Kasich to come to his side so he can win. If he can secure the nomination that would prove to be the biggest deal of his political career. Otherwise, his self-proclaimed greatest deal making skills will be found lacking.
This is not a duplicate
Some sayings in business:
The first loss is you best loss
Don’t throw good money after bad.
down playing it, or not caring for “Fly Over” country?
Trump is going to come very close to the 1237 number at the worst...and may well go over it.
Cruz will have no chance of getting there.
When you take away all of the hoopla and rancor, the men’s two positions as stated on their own sites are very similar on most issues.
I support Cruz because he has the absolute cleaer long term record on them.
But reality on the ground is what it is.
In this election, IMHO, we must have to very clear and unambiguous goals:
1) Defeat the dems so there is no 3rd Obama term (or worse) which stacks the court for a generation, further ruins our international position, further ruins our military, and drives us to bankruptcy.
2) Deliver a stunning beating of the GOPe and get the GOP back to its roots as have long been declared in its platform.
If we have a contentious convention, where either the Cruz camp or the Trump camp comes away angry and disenfranchised...we will fail in both of those goals.
That is intolerable.
If Cruz gets together with Trump, we will achieve both goals.
Couldn’t agree MORE Jeff.
But in the Art of the Deal, Cruz needs to settle for nothing LESS than being Scalia’s replacement on the USSC.
The Senate would confirm just to get him out of their hair, and Gov. Abbott will appoint a strong conservative as his replacement in Texas.
Jeff, certainly you are smart enough to grasp that there is not ground game going on with Ted.
You’ve got GOPe events being held which heavily impact the delegates. The process is ugly, not secured, fraught with irregularities, and heavily favorable to Cruz.
If Cruz had the slick ground game you say he does, he would be winning primaries at the same rate he is winning caucuses. He isn’t.
He has won two states East of the Mississippi. He didn’t win one single state in the South, the Bible Belt.
So this meme that Cruz has a ground game is silly. It isn’t true.
All he has is the power of the GOPe behind him. It has a very close-knit group controlling the caucuses.
That should be obvious to anyone by now.
I want Cruz nowhere near any power position in government.
It's the lowest spend by any primary front runner since candidates quit accepting public financing. He's getting a lot of bang for his buck, but he's pretty much abandoned the state organizations he put in place. He did it to save money but how does not having existing statewide organizations going into the general election help him? It doesn't.
Trump didn't bother hiring good people (and in many cases he didn't hire anyone) to manage the caucus states or put in place operators who would assure his people became delegates. He didn't do this because he wanted to save money.
Trump's funded most of his campaign through loans. Why is he loaning his campaign money if he is self funding? Is he planning on having others pay it back at some point in time? Trump is a notorious cheapskate and there is absolutely no way he's going to come up with the $600 million+ it's going to take to compete in the general election. He's been successful being cheap in the primary. How is that going to work in the general when he needs to appeal to more than 37% of Republican primary voters?
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