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Trumpís weak delegate operation could derail his nomination
MSNBC ^ | 6 April 2016 | Benjy Sarlan

Posted on 04/08/2016 11:01:05 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

There’s a recurring question among the Republicans gathering in Colorado at state and local conventions to choose delegates this week: "Where’s Donald Trump?"

Colorado is a rare state where party officials choose delegates without any input from a primary or caucus vote. The bulk of the state’s 37 delegates will be picked at a series of congressional district conventions on Friday and a state convention on Saturday in Colorado Springs. Prospective delegates can run as unaffiliated free agents or pledge to back a candidate.

"There just doesn’t seem to be any Trump organization at all, to be honest," Dick Wadhams, a former Colorado GOP chairman, told MSNBC. "I do think that Cruz has an advantage going into this convention on Saturday."

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.com ...


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Phenomenon now taking place in North Dakota, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, and spreading to other states where the Trump Bandwagon has since moved on, pulling up stakes and leaving him wide open for a Cruz Ground Game Infrastructure end-run on unfinished business, (party rules-based) i.e. "advanced stages of GOP delegate selection."
1 posted on 04/08/2016 11:01:06 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

They act like the northeast hasn’t voted yet. I’ll be damned if I voting for a chump who won 4 primaries. I am writing in trump period if he doesn’t get the nod.


2 posted on 04/08/2016 11:04:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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That doesn’t excuse his lack of knowledge about the primaries nor does it excuse not putting in the extra 10 or 15 million to have the best ground game from the beginning.

He will still likely win.

He must state that he was self financing the primary, not the general, because he is NOT spending half a billion or more needed to win.

I’ve grown up in NYC and have read about him for a long time.

He’s just not gonna spend it. And there’s nothing wrong with that. He still wont owe anyone because he’s wealthy.


3 posted on 04/08/2016 11:07:39 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Trump is a one-trick pony. Just cannot close the deal, despite writing(bragging) books about deals.


4 posted on 04/08/2016 11:09:08 PM PDT by sagar (3 way race; cranky populist - Trump/Sanders, establishment - Hillary/Roobio, conservative - Cruz!)
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To: napscoordinator

What PMSNBC, Cruzers, and other slow leak news organs don’t understand that Trump doesn’t need a single delegate out of the state of Colorado. It wasn’t in his equation.


5 posted on 04/08/2016 11:09:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Gratis the GOP-e and the Left — vital support that Cruz cannot compete without.


6 posted on 04/08/2016 11:10:40 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dp0622

Trump’s record as a businessman shows he is cheap. and not great on details. But he is no dummy, and might be smart enough to figure out what he needs to win.


7 posted on 04/08/2016 11:12:35 PM PDT by RobbyS (```JMJ)
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To: Red Steel

I know. Cruz supporters are as dumb as their candidate. He’s off working some Hail Mary while trump is talking to voters. Cruz has no idea how crappy life is for him in the next month as he watches trump gain and gain more wins throughout the northeast getting closer and closer to 1273.


8 posted on 04/08/2016 11:14:22 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: dp0622

He owes the banks about a half billion, so my guess is that he owes a lot of people favors.


9 posted on 04/08/2016 11:14:44 PM PDT by RobbyS (```JMJ)
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To: sagar

You realize we have but one trick to break the Uniparty’s chokehold.


10 posted on 04/08/2016 11:15:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: RobbyS

>He owes the banks about a half billion, so my guess is that he owes a lot of people favors.

When you owe the bank a million bucks they own. If you owe the bank 200million you own the bank.


11 posted on 04/08/2016 11:17:30 PM PDT by RedWulf
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To: napscoordinator

The objective, or rather the first battlefield objective, is to keep Donald shy of the 1237 GOP delegates by tactical attrition and savvy ground game, and thus save the Republic. This, routing the enemy from his high ground, is neither nor immoral, nor is it particularly against any of the established or agreed-to GOP county or state rules all candidates should know and cone to terms with before going into the kitchen where it is damned hot.


12 posted on 04/08/2016 11:19:42 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Have you jumped ship? From Constitutional Conservativism into Nationalist Populist Statism?)
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To: RobbyS

agreed.

My sister said Ivanka having the baby left him without her guidance, which I do believe. She is a strong, sharp woman and probably BLASTED him on some of the things he said last week

he will learn and adjust.


13 posted on 04/08/2016 11:22:03 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Cruz is working second ballot. He is dead first ballot. Trump will get 1273 so Cruz’s efforts will be wasted.


14 posted on 04/08/2016 11:22:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Weird. We thought when we voted that it mattered. WE The PEOPLE can be so silly, can’t we?


15 posted on 04/08/2016 11:25:54 PM PDT by Aria (2016: The gravy train v Donald Trump)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

But, Trump may get the 1237 EVs needed. Won’t be easy, but quite possible.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3419060/posts


16 posted on 04/08/2016 11:26:38 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: RedWulf

Only if your name if J.P.Morgan.


17 posted on 04/08/2016 11:27:22 PM PDT by RobbyS (```JMJ)
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To: Innovative

He should aim at being able to hold onto to his delegates on the second ballot. If he can’t do that then the Establisnment treat him like they did Goldwater.


18 posted on 04/08/2016 11:30:20 PM PDT by RobbyS (```JMJ)
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To: Aria
NYT has it this evening, datelined Colorado Springs. I'll let you judge if this is "cheating" or not by Ted Cruz:

"At one of the Colorado district caucuses on Friday afternoon, the strength of Mr. Cruz’s organization was on full display. The campaign flew in Representative Jim Bridenstine, Republican of Oklahoma, to give the crowd a pep talk. “Senator Ted Cruz has been in the trenches over and over and over again fighting for the conservative constitutional principles that we hold dear,” he said. Delegate candidates strolled up and down the aisles holding Cruz campaign signs with their names and ballot position written in marker. A small group of Trump volunteers wearing blue “Make America Great Again” hats aided his efforts, passing out their preferred delegate slates and cheering from the back of the ballroom

19 posted on 04/08/2016 11:31:26 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Have you jumped ship? From Constitutional Conservativism into Nationalist Populist Statism?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It’s been mentioned before in some of the other states before now. I remember them comparing a Trump HQ to a Cruz HQ just down the street in Iowa. The Trump HQ was closed at 7 pm and there were still around 40 people/volunteers at teh Cruz one.

Reagan was a big picture guy, as Trump seems to be, but Reagan also did the work long before he ran for office when he spent time with people all over the U.S. during speaking engagements and factory appearances.


20 posted on 04/08/2016 11:33:12 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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