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Trumpís Threat on Pledge Could Cost Him South Carolina Delegates (Break Pledge, Lose 50 Delegates)
Time.com ^ | 3/31/16 | Zeke J. Miller

Posted on 03/31/2016 12:23:51 PM PDT by LdSentinal

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To: VanDeKoik

...”But Cruz says the same thing, and oh well that’s cool.

These people are fudging crooks down to the last rat.”...

I think Kasich did, too. I agree. They certainly fit the crook mold.


21 posted on 03/31/2016 12:31:20 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Mr. K

been around for decades. odd rule. maybe good rule. I don’t know.

did he sweep SC or is ted in the same boat?


22 posted on 03/31/2016 12:31:35 PM PDT by dp0622
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To: Jim Robinson

Its crazy. Emissaries from the GOP like Romney have been shouting to the world they will not support Trump. Now they want to say he broke a pledge?


23 posted on 03/31/2016 12:31:46 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: VanDeKoik

Well, there is just one difference. The article did not say that once the delegates were selected that the would be barred from voting for any of the candidates who broke the pledge. It states that they would not be bound to that candidate on the first ballot. It would just mean that per the rules, the 50 delegates would go into the convention with the ability to vote for whomever.


24 posted on 03/31/2016 12:31:47 PM PDT by PA-LU Student (Ted Cruz. The one man the Republican Field is afraid to debate one on one!)
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To: DoughtyOne

As I recall, Ted and Kasich waffled
Trump was honest ... to his detriment, he is no politician


25 posted on 03/31/2016 12:31:56 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: VanDeKoik

Does he have ANY delegates in SC?


26 posted on 03/31/2016 12:32:07 PM PDT by dp0622
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To: LdSentinal

http://investmentunderground.com/2016/03/trump-cruz-and-kasich-rescind-pledge-to-support-republican/


27 posted on 03/31/2016 12:32:44 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: LdSentinal
Why should he stand by his pledge. Cruz and Kasich - the only two other candidates left standing - have clearly indicated that they will under no circumstances support Trump if he wins the nomination. Same for the entire GOPe establishment, as personified by our old friend, Mittens.

Trump always said that he would support the eventual GOP nominee "so long as he's treated fairly." The entire non-Trump wing of the GOP is saying to Trump supporters "our way or the highway."

If they can all chant "party unity" when they run McCain and Mittens against the wishes of the base but then in effect support the Rats when they don't get their way - well, they can all take a flying leap at the moon.

I like Cruz, I really do. But at this point I feel compelled to support Trump just to stick a finger in the eye of the GOPe elites.

28 posted on 03/31/2016 12:33:19 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Jim Robinson

For some reason, the few hundred or so GOPe establishment cronies in Washington think their numbers are greater than than the number of real, everyday, working Americans who are in dire need of change in Washington...

They are, indeed, idiots.....


29 posted on 03/31/2016 12:33:26 PM PDT by JBW1949
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To: DoughtyOne

Cruz danced around with his answer, but never came out and said he wouldn’t. Instead he said that he was going to be the nominee.


30 posted on 03/31/2016 12:33:27 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: VitacoreVision

Cruz has no South Carolina delegates.

State rules apply, and state rules vary widely.


31 posted on 03/31/2016 12:33:34 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hint: They won’t go to Kasich”

Well at least Nikki Haley won’t have to switch her endorsement again

She’s made more endorsements than Trump has made marriage vows


32 posted on 03/31/2016 12:33:57 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

GOP to South Carolina voters: F U


33 posted on 03/31/2016 12:34:11 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Elderberry

yes he did


34 posted on 03/31/2016 12:34:30 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: LdSentinal

South Carolina is solidly behind Trump and will remain that way for years and years. No one is going anywhere.

This is just another mediocre nobody meeting a deadline to follow marching orders and write something of FUD about Trump.

FUD = Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt


35 posted on 03/31/2016 12:34:32 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: GilGil
Right, except that neither Cruz nor Kasich won any SC delegates.

The delegates become unbound.

36 posted on 03/31/2016 12:34:40 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Lower Deck

“Correct me if I’m wrong but none of the candidates said that they would definitely support the nominee, so none of them can qualify for the delegates.”

It’s not that they will re-assigned to another candidate, that won’t happen. It’s just that it’s possible that they will be unbound on the first vote and can vote for any candidate.


37 posted on 03/31/2016 12:35:01 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tired)
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To: LdSentinal

Ah, but the question is - which of the others would pick up those delegates, since EVERY one of them has “threatened” to not support the nominee.


38 posted on 03/31/2016 12:35:23 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (You can't have a constitution without a country to go with it)
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To: JBW1949
THEY'D best erect a wall themselves. Go full medieval.
39 posted on 03/31/2016 12:36:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: over3Owithabrain

GOP to American voters:FU


40 posted on 03/31/2016 12:37:01 PM PDT by JBW1949
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