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A Conservative’s Guide to a Contested GOP Convention

republican candidate gopfrom – Washington Examiner – by Merrill Matthews

Ted Cruz’s strong victory in Wisconsin last Tuesday and Colorado on Saturday means the GOP is one step closer to a contested convention. For conservatives not steeped in Republican convention protocol, here’s what you need to know.

It takes 1,237 votes by Republican state delegates to win the nomination. Currently, Donald Trump has 743 and Cruz 545

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Susan
5 years ago

The rules in play in the convention have been in play since the party was established in 1856. If these were good enough for Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, they’re good enough for Trump! Abraham Lincoln only had 22% of the required delegates when the convention started, but with work, he came out the winner! . Reagan had only 30% of the delegates needed, but he too, came out the winner. Think what our country might look like if these 2 had not been given the chance to fight for the nomination.

Per Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, Cruz is the closest thing to Reagan that we will see in our lifetime. The other thing I read is from Robert Reich, the three things that motivate Trump are EGO, POWER & MONEY. Those are not character traits that I want in my president.

From what I have seen, read and heard, Ted Cruz is the one person who can and should lead our country back to its constitutional foundings.We need to get back to our constitution values and capitalism that made us the greatest country on the face of the earth. If our country wren’t so great, why then do we have people from all over the world trying to come here?

I regard Trump and Hillary to be two peas in a pod, so I cannot vote for Trump. Hillary has enough enemies in the house and senate that will fight her on many things; but Trump owns many of those people in Congress and thus will hot get a fight from them. I think his liberal views will prevail is he is president. I believe we will lose the supreme court if either Hillary or Trump is president. Trump has already said he will replace Obama Care with a “bigger and better universal care” system, “and don’t worry about the cost….the government will pay for it!” Supersizing Obama Care?! That’s a scary thought.

I will not compromise my values and beliefs for anyone. Hillalry (I hate the thought of that) in my estimaton would not be any worse than Trump. At least, there will be some opposition to her, whereas for Trump, I think the house and senate would be too intimidated to oppose him. That’s a chance I’m willing to take.

Susan

Lee Ann Phillips
5 years ago

What really grinds me is this: the RNC is being held mid-July. I live in Florida and our primary vote is being held 8/30. What is the point of choosing your presidential choice if the RNC already chose 6 weeks earlier? If anyone could shed some light on this for me, I would be.

Ralph
5 years ago

Lee Ann I might be wrong but I think Florida already had their primary, causing Rubio and Bush to drop out! I think Trump got most of the votes.

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

It was March 15, and Trump got 99 delegates.

bwickstrom
5 years ago

the one thing that all voters need to remember is that with a majority of republican support in the house and senate, what has been done to put a halt to Obamacare, reckless spending, and a failed foreign policy? answer : absolutely nothing MESSAGE: think before we vote–

Bill
5 years ago

I’ll support whoever is the Republican nominee. We must stand up to the democrats who win elections by race baiting and government dependence.

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill, I am with you and Tony. I really mistrust all of them on both sides, but we can not afford to let the dumacrats dig us in deeper, or our children and grand children will suffer to an extent we never thought possible! This lunatic left is out of control, now with transgender bathrooms! We can not afford to let hillary win over being to proud or stubborn because our personally preferred candidate did not win. If hillary wins because we did not vote, we will all lose.

Bill
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Thanks, Ralph. I hope between now and November enough people realize the horror we are in for if lying Hillary wins.

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill I hope Rik realizes this. He sounds like if Trump wins he won’t vote. I think he is smarter than that. No candidate will make us all happy, but if hillary wins, God help,us, He will be the only one that can!!!!

Charles Lopresto
5 years ago
Reply to  Bill

I fear that without a total unification of everybody that is against Hillary, it will be impossible to defeat her. The Trump people will not support Cruz or Kasich. The Cruz people will not support Trump. The non-Republicans who like Kasich will not cross over for Trump or Cruz. Hillary will get all the low information and lock step voters that include most Blacks, most Hispanics, the people interviewed on the street by Jesse Watters and Jimmy Kimmel, and the crowd that gets their political news from “Ellen” or “The View.” There are more Democrat voters than Republicans. That is why a third party always favors the Democrats like in the victory Bill Clinton got against Dole and Perot. it is why California and New York will only flip from the Democrats with an act of God. Hillary has the support of the media and influential celebrities who would not save a Republican if they were drowning. Thank God for Sanders people actually questioning Hillary. And that actually includes some Hollywood big shots. But how long will that last? I am not optimistic about any of this.

Tony Romano
5 years ago

Folks, aren’t we’re trying to keep Hillary out of the WH?? I’ll vote for any republican nominee including Mickey Mouse!

Rob
5 years ago
Reply to  Tony Romano

The American people are about to take a stand against the Democrat lunatics and the good ole boys in the Republican party. I will vote for Trump and hold his feet to the fire. We have already had enough of Mickey Mouse.

r ragan
5 years ago

Oh my gosh! I did not believe I would see comments on this site similar to comments posted on other sites. Aren’t we supposed to be matured people in age and thoughts?
I am a conservative Christian and will not vote for trump. Trump belittled people called people names. We are to lift people up not to insult.

Ron Seamans
5 years ago
Reply to  r ragan

Totally agree with you – far too long I’ve had to listen to the disingenuous sophistry of those who have said ‘well, we HAVE to stop such and such evil by accepting that which is just a little bit LESS evil.” In doing so we have only more slowly been boiling in the pot of progressive fascism that virtually NO ONE other than a few have noticed. Trump is merely another craving for ‘CHANGE’ without thought or consideration of the foundations that made us once great (How despicable he uses the word “GREAT in his campaign). Oh trump shall bring ‘change’ daily in himself for himself.
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We do not need blind ‘change’… we are in dire need of constancy to conscience and the Constitution. Our experiment in Freedom may be over, but to be true to God and principle a stand MUST be made.
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MASADA NO MORE!

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Seamans

Since humans are involved, Ron, there is always going to be evil at some point! So which evil will you vote for, the evil of communism under hillary, or the evil of capitalism under a republican? Can’t have it both ways! I will take capitalism every day of the week!

Ron Seamans
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

No you cannot have it both ways, also neither with such as K-sick or trumped up will you have it any other way than slow capitulation. It has been a slow cowardly drift away from both principle and capitalism. AND what kind of ‘capitalism’ – that of the Chamber of Commodes and a couple of crony billionaire brothers, the paul ryan depresses, Boehnerdict arnolds, mealy mouth mcConnells. It may be best that the conflict turns to burn like fire by damning a party so filled with lies one vomits at the choices that have been forced upon us. It seems without a clear conflagration the drift is inevitable. If we are to go down let us at least do it doing what is right as would our Founders AND THE GOD WHO INSPIRED THEM!

ALL we do by supporting ANY candidate is protect the interests of those FIVE of the SEVEN wealthiest and most powerful counties inn the United States that surround Washington, Dirty Columbia!

Time has proven ‘capitalism’ ad even more so FREEDOM have virtually nothing to do with the republican party.

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Seamans

Do you drink when you write this stuff ronny? It doesn’t make any sense. You sound like an anarchist. I think you are a democrat plant.

Lewis A. Armstrong
5 years ago
Reply to  r ragan

If you stay home, Hillary wins. So if Trump is the nominee, hold your nose and vote.

r ragan
5 years ago

We are supposed to be matured people. Name calling and word like hate and lie should not be repeated here. Trump insult people. Trump never think about others dignity. The seriousness of an insult rises with the dignity of the one insulted. I thought since we are matured/old we should be wiser, guess that’s no longer the case here.
I am a conservative Christian and will never vote for trump. Trump should run for a different party. Republican party will lose but still have its dignity.

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  r ragan

What dignity, R? They are as bad as the democrats! Not voting at all, is a vote for hillary! Think it over.

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

A vote for Trump IS a vote for Hillary! … How about Hillary just name Trump as her her VP, than you Trump supporters can have both? … Now there’s a true unity ticket!

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Not accurate, Rik! C’mon!

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Ralph, you’ve got a better chance of that than Cruz EVER uniting with Trump, not even with Trump as Cruz’ VP. Let Trump take his 15% of “real” Republicans and go home and cry in his whine. The Independents that are voting for do so because they hate Hillary and will also back Cruz. Those crossover Dems, well they’ll STILL vote for Hillary just as they planned. Trump can’t unite the Party and WILL LOSE TO HILLARY BY VAST MARGINS thus destroying the GOP forever. I would rather lose this election with a real Constitutional Conservative like Cruz, which I really believe he wins. Hillary is so flawed, only a chump like Trump could lose to her!

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Rik what do we lose if the GOP goes under? There has been no real difference between them and the dums for the last 20 years. I am like Tony and Bill, I will vote for any repub to stop the dums. Pride goeth before the fall. Look at Rome. Not saying I like it, but we need time more than anything.

Ron Seamans
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Yes, RIK, the last stand for that sacred parchment must be made. The ralphs of the world demand we agree with them on compromise to save the dwindling things they have. Others who came before us were willing to put Lives, Fortune AND Sacred Honor at danger for purposes far greater than we or ralph. Godspeed, Rik!

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Seamans

I don’t demand anything ronny, I told you before I don’t care what you do. For some reason you want to take me on personally, because I don’t agree with you! Vote or don’t vote ronny, once again I don’t care! But I will guarantee you ronny and you other ronny of the world, if we split our vote and don’t support the repub nominee, WHO EVER IT IS, hillary will win, and what will we prove by that ronny? We will prove that we are truly idealistic idiots, and we will lose our country. So do what you want as a free American, because it may be your last chance. Goodbye ronny.

Mark
5 years ago

They will not support trump because they can not control him, but they have forgotten how many he has brought to the republican party and how many will leave it if they do not count their vote by appointing their own representative. 1237 is the bar they set. If no one can get to it. It should go the closest. This is not horse shoes and handgrenades. Thats a child’s game, this for adults.

Chaplain Dave
5 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark, so the rules in place for years should be thrown away? I disagree. If 1237 is not reached, then the votes that went to others in the race can jump ship and go with the candidate that represents closest to their first votes/constituents. I have herd you talk about a child’s game, and that seems to be what people are when they say if we don’t win by the rules, we will change the rules or take our political football (votes) home.

Terry Jeanette
5 years ago
Reply to  Mark

I disagree because I don’t want Donald Trump in office and it has nothing to do with not being able to control him. Donald Trump has very little moral character. He isn’t and never has been a conservative man. I want a genuinely conservative man or woman who is adult enough to control themselves in their private lives as well as in public. I’ve never been a Trump fan, but when he was so juvenile that he mocked that disabled reporter, that turned my stomach. He’s petty, vindictive and makes up lies about his competitors and those are NOT qualities that we want in our White House ever again.

Del
5 years ago
Reply to  Terry Jeanette

MORAL CHARACTER ? I suppose you think Hillary has morals! My god where have you been all these years sleeping with Bill?

Yea we want nothing like” petty, vindictive and makes up lies” so you want to put Hillary who fits your words to the tee. But you forgot murderer. Please do us all a favor and do not vote stay home.

Terry Jeanette
5 years ago
Reply to  Del

Del, Shame On You! I want Ted Cruz to serve as our next president and I said NOTHING about Hillary the Untrustworthy. I do believe that Ted Cruz is a genuine conservative in addition to be morally upright regardless of all the lies that have been created by his political enemies, including Donald Trump, the candidate with situational ethics. I am disgusted by your low class attack on my character. Bill Clinton is garbage, I wouldn’t even shake the creep’s hand. I WILL be voting. I don’t give two hoots what you do.

Chaplain Dave
5 years ago

For many conservatives, the election is about moral people with in the realm of supporting. Mean spirited, angry, materialistic and morally questionable is not getting my vote. It would be a shame that Hillary, who has been picked numerous times by movies (2002 Eddie Murphy movie passed a “president Hillary” bill, so did a TV sitcom about a year ago and so did…. It is the end of the world and we know it… but because Jesus, I feel fine!

Evelyn Reilly
5 years ago

Ralph and Rik and all you other concerned citizens,

Trump is a walking time bomb. He would finish the job Obama has started, that is making our allies distrust us, and our enemies laugh at us. The people who “hate” Cruz are mostly just repeating the snide, unjustified mudslinging remarks promoted by the liberal media and Trump, without being able to explain why. The names the anti-Cruz propagandists use are so bad I won’t even give an example.

Mostly I hear people don’t “like” Cruz, and they can’t explain why. If likeability were the number one factor, we would not have had a number of people who turned out to be great presidents. Cruz is the ONLY candidate I trust to select Supreme Court judges like Antonin Scalia. That is a hell of a lot more important than “likeability.” He’s the only candidate you can trust to be who he says he is, and to do what he says he will do.

And I like and trust what he would do.

Evelyn

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Evelyn Reilly

Evelyn, I think you are missing our point. Likability is what wins elections, because most people fail to educate themselves on the issues. Look how many vote because the candidate is handsome! All of the “view” and “ellen” viewers. I don’t like cruz because he is another lying politician, caught numerous times, in this campaign. I will vote for him if he is the nominee. Can anyone show me any difference between hillary and kasich?

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Another point, Evelyn, cruz sounds like a televangelist, and they are the biggest bunch of hipocrites walking!

SueK
5 years ago

I don’t know why everyone is talking about Cruz this, and Cruz that; the guy was born in Canada to a Cuban father and an ‘American’ mother who was registered to vote in Canada. Three strikes, you’re out, you fraud!

He ran for the Senate as a Canadian citizen. He knows he’s not eligible to be POTUS but since Obama got away with it he figures he can, too.

Let’s not make the same mistake again by electing another non-Natural Born Citizen; we see what’s happened to America in the last 7.5 years with Obama, who was also ineligible.

Maybe the electorate could turn off the boob tube, stop listening to the mainstream media, and pay attention to what’s going on in their own country, for a change.

Dolores Adams
5 years ago
Reply to  SueK

I’ve been hearing so many bad things about Cruz that I won’t vote for him. At the conventions there has been so much fighting and attacking each other and lies that I am disgusted with all of them. They want Donald Trump out because they can’t control him as he’s funding his own campaigns.

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  Dolores Adams

Delores, the only bad things you hear about Cruz come from the Trump camp and since he IS a lying conman what did you expect?

SueK
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

No, Rik, it’s coming from all over, not just the Trump camp.

Do you have a problem with the truth? We already have one illegitimate foreign POTUS squatting in the White House; do you want another?

Cruz should run for PM of Canada; he qualifies for that job.

Terry Jeanette
5 years ago
Reply to  SueK

The lies have originated with the Trump campaign and staffers. Ted Cruz IS an American citizen, your understanding is lacking here. We have four children and two were born in England while my husband served in the Air Force. The same rules that prove Ted Cruz to be American apply to our sons and all of the thousands of other children born to Americans while serving overseas. Study this out so you learn how this actually works, otherwise you sound uninformed.

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Terry Jeanette

They are correct, Sue, check it out.

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  SueK

SueK, please learn the law … As long as one of his parents (his mother) is a citizen, it doesn’t matter where he was born. Such as, the children of parent(s) who are serving in the military in foreign countries. The courts have already ruled on this. As a woman, how can you possibly vote for a man who constantly insults women? … Or are you just one of those 30% who like to disregard his dishonesty issues? Such as when he bilked thousands of people who attended his infamous Trump University? … Or how honest is he that this self-proclaimed billionaire filed for 4 bankruptcies and bilked how many contractors and subs, and creditors instead of doing the “honest” thing and paid them all off first before closing those businesses? … Guess what, Trumpeteers, Hillary will feature many of those “bilked” people in her national ad campaign. It isn’t just going to be ugly, you’ll wish you never backed the professional conman and his losing candidacy to Communist Hillary. And wow, you should have just heard Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on Fox News Sunday give a small taste of how they’re going to hammer this clown with negative publicity. Trump can’t win because he is who he is and can’t unite the Party behind his offensive behavior. … Wake up or risk losing our country to Communism!

johnnie hoggatt
5 years ago

We better thank the good lord , that Donald Trump steped up to say what needed to be said, when others would not, and called it a contraversal statement, We have a proven Leader, something we have lacked for a good many years.Donald has demonstrated he HAS THE ABILITY , that he has the ability to do the job, where others have failed.We do not need any more of the failed policys of the past, and yes most are MAD AS HELL of the direction Oboma has chosen. We certainly need change Now.

Terry Jeanette
5 years ago

Donald Trump has proven himself in the field of economics only. He is certainly NO diplomat and he would never be able to deal with a steamroller like Putin. Trump would just fly off the handle as usual and our world would be further in turmoil than we already are courtesy of Obama’s complete inability to lead anything but his cause of liberal foolishness. No matter how much we may not like it, there are many circumstances in which diplomacy and tact is required. Donald Trump is obviously incapable of either while Ted Cruz is capable and intelligent enough to see the need for using both. I think Donald Trump would be very helpful to our country in an economic capacity.

Stan Schulte
5 years ago

Trump and Cruz should combine their campaigns. Then Trump can be elected president and appoint Cruz to the Supreme Court. Everyone would be happy!

Howard Wolf
5 years ago
Reply to  Stan Schulte

I think that a splendid idea and should be sent in letter form to both campaigns. But I do fear that there are far too few conservatives who back Trump.

Howard Wolf
5 years ago
Reply to  Stan Schulte

I think that a splendid idea and should be sent in letter form to both campaigns. But I do fear that there are far too few conservatives who back Trump.

Shawn
5 years ago

Trump will trump Hillary! Cruz is fading. Lets be real ! Do you really think that Donald Trump doesn’t have a plan. He has surrounded himself with the best minds in the country
.I will take his team over the Washington insiders who have done nothing in two years in office.

Charles Lopresto
5 years ago

No shows could be the biggest threat to the Republicans. It might well have been no shows that were luke warm to Romney that provided the losing margin. We have to get over this ego thing of refusing to vote for someone because he or she is not the perfect candidate. Remember the Buckley law from Bill Buckley: Elect the most conservative candidate that has the best chance of winning. People say they don’t like Trump because they don’t know what he will do. And then they say Cruz is too conservative. We know what Hillary will do because she said so. She will work on gun control. She admitted to wanting activist justices including possibly picking Obama. She will support enthusiastically Planned Parenthood. And we know she will bring more drama than Trump ever did because she already has for 30 years. And if Cruz is too conservative, then Hillary is too far Left. And there are actually Republicans who would vote for her instead of the GOP nominee, while she is this far Left?

Terry Jeanette
5 years ago

Charles Lopresto, that was an excellent summation of where we are right now. I agree with everything you wrote. Thank you.

Frank
5 years ago

Although I’ll vote against Hillary no matter who’s the candidate I don’t believe that Cruz can win the general w/o Trumps followers and I believe
many won’t vote

Rik
5 years ago

For once, thank god that this convention is such a convoluted process. It should come down to being between Trump and Cruz period. The GOP will not survive as a party if Trump wins the nomination. I believe he has turned off more people than he has that support him. Trump has averaged to this point only 37% of the voters in primaries so far. That means 63% voted against him. If that irrelevant Kasich had dropped out, leaving only Trump and Cruz, I believe Cruz would have buried him. Instead, we have cry-baby Trump screaming that the establishment is rigging the process against him, not true, but rallying anti-establishment voters to his side. I believe the Republican Party should expell Trump from the Party. After all, he only became a Republican recently, just to run for President, and then has screamed foul that the Party is trying to screw him. If Trump is attracting only 37% and the breakdown of those voters aren’t even Republicans, they’re crossover Democrats and Independents. I believe most of those Democrats will vote for Hillary in the Presidential election anyway. The Party can’t unite under a Trump. He has destroyed his credibility with 73% of women, he has turned off anybody with half a brain. HE CAN NEVER DEFEAT HILLARY!!! … Throw him out now or run the risk that he wins the nomination and gets destroyed by Hillary. … New nickname for Trump, CRY-BABY!

Archie H. Hubbard
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

The GOP is over. There isn’t any real difference between the leadership in either party. Yes, they still speak differently; but they don’t vote differently enough when it comes to money and power issues. I left AARP because they voted for the money they would receive from Obamacare. If AMAC ever does that, then I leave them.
Trump can’t be bought. Cruz has already sold out to the crooked element of the GOP. If you think the top dogs in the party will pick Cruz, you will be in the Twilight Zone the day you see that result.
It appears that voting by the people is passe according to leadership of both parties. I can no longer support either party, and I have been a life long Republican of 72 years. It is a crying shame what greed has done to this country’s leaders.

Dick Barnes
5 years ago

I totally agree with Archie.
The Republican party has, for at least since they ran McCain, become panzies to the Democrats.
Trump, I feel can give it back a spine.
Thanks Archie

Gary T
5 years ago

The Republican and Democratic parties are like the AFC and the NFC in professional football; just two conferences in the same league, in league with the Devil! The Constitution and the will of the people no longer matter! We need a new party, one that will protect and defend the Constitution, not promote socialism and all the evils associated with collectivism. The new party must start at the “grass roots” (maybe it already has) so that its presidential candidates would have support in the Congress. It will be a long drawn out affair and it may already be too late to save out nation!

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary T

Gary that is what I have been saying for months. I am not a Tea Party member but maybe that would be a good start for a new party. You are right about the repubs, no different than the dums McConnell and Ryan should be horsewhipped

Concerned Citizen
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Ralph, remember that it is the delegates of the party who are voting at the convention. Many of them may be “loyal” to the principles of the party but not necessarily loyal to the big wigs of the party – there’s a difference. I would lay odds that many of them who take this responsibility very seriously are conservative – in effect, “Tea Party” at heart. Although not a delegate, I would consider myself in that position. I’m in California, by the way. There are a lot of conservative people here, regardless of what the press thinks. The big cities are leftist but we still have many small cities and rural areas that are conservative. The Dems have generally shafted many of our farmers and orchard growers (water issues) so that has left a bad taste in their mouth (& wallets!). California is in play for the first time in years with our primary in June. IF we can keep a conservative House and Senate, I think we will be okay regardless of whether it’s Trump or Cruz, or someone else – so my thought is ANYBODY BUT HILLARY~ we might even be able to make do with Bernie – at least he’s honest (?), even if very misguided!

Ralph
5 years ago

I know, Concerned. I have a friend that lives in Tahachapi, and he emails me all the time with the crimes the dumacrats commit out there. Why don’t all of the “movie stars” pool their wealth, and solve poverty, that they are so concerned about? Hipocrites all!

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Rik as much as you hate Trump is how much I hate Cruz. He is as bad as hillary, sanders, and kasich. You keep spouting meaningless percentages. It doesn’t mean 67% voted against him. If he is the nominee what will you do? Let hill or Bern win? That will prove a point won’t it! As much as I think cruz is bad I will vote for him to try to stop the dumacrats. I think the entire political system needs revision and overhaul. They have to understand that they work for us!

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Ralph, the one thing I’ve always been is a realist. Do the math … If Trump is averaging 37% of GOP primary voters that means 63% didn’t vote for him. If you subtract the open primary independents and crossover Democrats, keyword IS Democrats, they can’t be trusted to not vote for Hillary in the national election. Trump is a conman supreme, who has bribed, err, lobbied for favors all his life on both parties, but more so with Liberals. How can you trust a lifelong Liberal leopard who says he changed his spots to now being Conservative? HE’S A NARCISSTIC LIAR who accuses everyone else of being exactly what he is. You don’t invite your so-called enemies, Hillary, to your wedding. Again, if 73% of women say they despise him, they’re not going to vote for him. If the establishment hates Cruz, it’s because he’s not one of them. EVERY POLL TAKEN NATIONALLY SHOWS HILLARY BEATING TRUMP BY DOUBLE DIGITS, how can you not believe he is a disaster waiting to happen? You Trump supporters should google or read Red State news briefings, for real Conservatives, and you will get the truth about Trump. If he’s such an “honest” businessman, why has he gone bankrupt 4 times? How many small businesses, contractors and subs, and creditors has the “billionaire” businessman cheated by declaring bankruptcy? How can Cruz be “too Conservative” if we Conservatives are really tired of the Progressively Communist agenda of the left? Trump has been flip flopping on almost every issue when he is cornered. What the heck does he really believe? … The leopard always shows his true colors in the end, by then, he helps elect Hillary.
Ask every woman you know if they will vote for Trump if he’s Hillary’s opponent? If you can still back him then Red State is right when they say this about Trump supporters … “There’s a sucker born every minute” and I add that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” … Throw the Bum out!

Gene
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

The ill-logic astounds me. Rik says 63% of voters voted against Trump, but he still has more votes than Cruz. Therefore that means more than 63% voted against Cruz. So how is Cruz supposed to be more favorable when he has fewer votes than Trump and more voters voting against him than voted against Trump??

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  Gene

Gene, don’t you understand that if everyone else had dropped out long ago, all those Rubio and Kasich votes would have gone to Cruz. In a one on one matchup, Trump loses. He has no substance to his policies, why do you think he won’t debate anymore? Cruz clobbers him in a substantive debate. Why do you think Trump cries foul all the time. If it goes to a contested convention, Trump loses! He’s offended so many of his own delagates, they can’t wait to jump ship because they know he can’t unite the party and WILL LOSE TO HILLARY as every national poll predicts.

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Rik all the national poles show hillary beating cruz, also. I think either one of them [cruz or trump] will beat hillary. All we have to do is swallow hard and vote for the repub, because the dums have to be stopped. We have to wait and see what paulo’s thoughts are on this! LOL.

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Yeah Ralph, but not by double digits, only by 3-4 pts. Would you rather have Cruz debate Hillary or Trump debate Hillary? Trump already said in Connecticut today that he can’t change who he is, it’ll be nasty name calling by Trump whenever he is challenged or criticized for his lack of substance. Which means that this Trump is as Presidential as he can get. The Art of the Deal, be offensive or whine that it’s not fair. I can see that diplomacy working, can’t you? I can’t stand listening to Obama, Sanders OR Trump. President Hillary, you look so nice in your orange pantsuit. Does the ‘p’ on the back stand for President? … Can you just picture Obama in a black robe? … If Trump wins, get used to it.

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Rik I still say if the repubs stick together this time hillary will lose. No one likes her either and the dumacrat party is as disgusted with their candidates as we are! I do not like or trust any of them in either party, but if she wins because we pout, it will be over. I think we can hold the new repub presidents feet to the fire

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Ralph, nobody can hold Trump’s feet to the fire. I heard him in Connecticut yesterday proudly boasting that he is who he is and will “act” presidential when HE deems it necessary, you know, so much so that we’ll all be “bored” with him acting presidential. A spoiled, rich, lying, arrogant buffoon who doesn’t deserve the votes of any honest people.

Barbara Frost
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Cruz is the only intelligent candidate and would make an intelligent change in the White House!

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