Skip to comments.Cruz outmaneuvering Trump in behind-the-scenes battles for delegates (COLORADO Yesterday)
Posted on 04/10/2016 11:28:52 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
David Coonradt came to the Colorado state Republican convention as part of Ted Cruz's persuasion team, a squad of volunteers working to secure more delegates to propel Cruz to the party's presidential nomination.
He came ready to tout the Texas senator's gun-rights and antiabortion credentials, the most crucial information he had to impart appeared on the back of his neon orange Tshirt.
The official Ted Cruz slate, the shirt blared, with the names of 13 prospective delegates below.
More than 600 people were vying Saturday for 13 delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in July. The Cruz campaign wanted to ensure these loyal 13 secured those spots. Turning their volunteers into walking billboards was just one way to do so.
Donald Trump has won more votes and carried more states than any Republican. Still, he stands a fair chance of losing the GOP nomination because up to now he largely ignored one of the most rudimentary aspects of a presidential run: securing loyal delegates
The Cruz campaign has trounced Trump in those battles, building on work to identify and organize supporters that Cruz began months ago. Those successes are improving Cruz's odds of emerging as the Republican nominee if Trump falls short of winning a majority of delegates.
You have to think of this whole process as having two different tracks to it. There's the primary process that's about winning and allocating delegates, said Ben Ginsberg, a veteran Republican election lawyer.
But the story that will really be more important to what happens in Cleveland, he said, is the delegate-selection track. They're two connected but separate skill sets.
Belatedly, Trump has scrambled to remedy his campaign's shortcomings. Last week, he designated a longtime Washington insider, Paul J. Manafort, to oversee efforts to ensure that Trump has the 1,237
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There's a theme throughout the Trump campaign: The minute they lose, they start screaming Liar! Cheater!' Schroeder said. These are the rules. It's not very complicated.
Cruz and his Party Hack Establishment backers are SCUM.
So the deal maker who will make supporters tired of winning can’t make by-the-rules delegate deals? Hmmm. No surprise he returns to the old standard for him — lies, smears, cries, whines...
If it hurts Donnie Liberal it is always “cheating”. Donnie is a total LOSER and a whining, crybaby Liberal.
Why BEHIND the scenes?
Because Cruz is a sociopathic CHEAT, who steals
the Peoples’ votes for Goldman Sachs, and his
most recent bedmates, Soros and Romney.
Even though I once supported Cruz, I will
NEVER vote for any GOP ticket that has that
lying, blackmailing, false-accusing, ObamaTRADE-supporting,
illegal alien-gifting, scum (apologies to scum).
Hurt snowflakes in elementary school also often cry and want a trophy for even participating, but life is not so forgiving. In all cases it is number 1 or bust, and in most cases that is entirely up to oneself and one’s full efforts. Trump may have woken up by inserting PJ Manafort into the battle, but this may or may not have come to late too head off delegates being shaved off to prevent him from 1,237.
You mean ‘Make Deals’ with lowlife, party hacks, Cheap labor express scum?
Nope. It’s politics. Fair and square. Trump did not plan for this. Three little pigs and all that.... sorry.
Oh but the Cruz-bots will say these are just the rules , nothing to see here ... it’s purely corrupt election theft
The GOPe is rigging delegate selections for Cruz, and you’re ok with this ?
well now it is being in Manafort and his merry band of Ukrainian kneecappers...
Won’t matter. Trump is about to add about 200 delegates more than Cruz in the next 2 1/2 weeks. The no-nothing-vote-states and their conventions are all over. No more.
What in the world are you incoherently babbling on about now ?
It’s less “maneuvering” and more “The people in charge throwing Trump delegates out and deliberately replacing them with insiders.”
Nope. Its politics.
Nope. It’s politics that should have gone out at the end of the nineteenth century much less the twentieth...
unless you wish to have all your political necessities decided by the proverbial smoke filled backrooms, completely off limits to you...then it’s perfectly fair and square...myself, the less opportunity for corruption, the better, but then, that’s just myself...
This implies people following the rules. It was the establishment heads running the system in Colorado disenfranchising Trump supporters, and even refusing to allow Trump delegates to even have a fair chance. It's like going to the Casino with the House having all the advantages, but an even bigger advantage being that they are deliberately stealing your good cards as soon as you put down a hand.
I am so sick of Cruz’s sh*t!!! I will never vote for him!!! And yes, I know that will mean I am voting for Hillary or Sanders. But, I don’t care because both parties are corrupt to the core!!! If Trump doesn’t win, America is doomed!!!
LOL ...Cruz is creepy
I truly hope Manafort is at least half the knee-capper you Cruz-bots claim he is ...he’s definitely got you Cruz-bots worried for some reason ...
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