In what could be the back-breaker for Republican establishment plans to block Donald Trump from winning the nomination outright, reports are in that the billionaire outsider has pulverized Lyin’ Ted in the Hoosier State. Team Cruz pulled out all their tricks in hoping to recreate the Wisconsin miracle but alas, people just don’t like Ted very much – not even as a roadblock to prevent Trump from representing the party against Hillary Clinton in November. Cruz brought in horse-faced failed Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his running mate, got the sitting governor’s endorsement and even had Glenn Beck calling for the true believers to fast for a day so that God would deliver the state for Cruz but alas, it didn’t work.
This one wasn’t even a contest as the race was called nearly immediately after polls closed. Through what must have been clenched teeth CNN is reporting that “CNN projects Donald Trump wins Indiana, on cusp of GOP nomination”:
Donald Trump surged to a decisive victory in the Indiana Republican primary Tuesday, CNN projects, while Ted Cruz’s last-ditch efforts to win the state faltered, leaving Trump on the cusp of the nomination.
Though the real-estate mogul won’t secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to formally claim the nomination until June, his Indiana triumph makes it almost impossible to stop him.
Following his decisive wins in New York and other East Coast states, the Indiana victory could put Trump within 200 delegates of the magic number he needs to clinch the nomination.
Cruz now faces the agonizing choice of whether to remain in the race, with his attempt to force the party into a contested convention in tatters, or to bow out and cede the party nomination to his political nemesis.
The Texas senator tried everything to pull off a last ditch win in Indiana, including the unusual move of selecting Carly Fiorina as his running mate even though he wasn’t the nominee. He also forged a pact with John Kasich that would allow him to focus on Indiana while the Ohio governor would devote his time to later states.
But none of the moves seemed to work.
Trumps decisive win leaves the establishment to pick up the pieces and try to find some other way to screw him over at the convention. Make no mistake about it, this was a devastating blow to the Romney plan and it will be interesting to see what the next move will be. Whoever the geniuses were that believed that Cruz was the best chance to stop Trump short of the 1,237 delegates need to be fired, it was always clear to all but the most blinded by ideology that tricky Ted’s act was never going to sell nationally given his dependency on the bible pounding. There is also the inescapable fact that like orange-hued drunkard John Boehner so eloquently put it that he is just a “miserable son of a bitch” and the lack of support that he received from his Senate colleagues – with the exception of Lindsey Graham – is an indication of how well liked that Cruz is.
While the media spent all day blasting Trump over the latest Cruz fib – that the billionaire iconoclast had accused Rafael Cruz Sr. of being in on the plot to kill JFK – it meant little as is now evident. JFK analogies aside, at this point it may be wise if Mr. Trump were to avoid riding in any convertibles and it would be advisable add a few good food tasters to his staff.