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Trumpís Delegate Problems Donít Say Much About His Leadership Skills
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/11/2016 | Staff

Posted on 04/12/2016 4:09:24 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Elections: Donald Trump has been on a tirade about Colorado’s delegate selection rules this year, saying that voters there were cheated. But Trump never complained when other states’ rules worked in his favor.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amoralcruz; cheatercruz; cruz; delegates; liarcruz; liartrump; sorelosertrump; spoilercruz; trump
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1 posted on 04/12/2016 4:09:25 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

No way am I clicking the link on this BS.


2 posted on 04/12/2016 4:11:14 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: IBD editorial writer

The votes were stolen, by Goldman Cruz and his
criminal thieves from the GOP-E and Soros,
from ... the People.

This is about stealing from the People by
the CuboCanadian BangOf8-Cheater.


3 posted on 04/12/2016 4:12:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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4 posted on 04/12/2016 4:14:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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As Harry Enten explains at FiveThirtyEight, Trump’s “percentages make him the weakest Republican front-runner, at this point in the process, in decades.” Reagan, for example, had nearly 50% of the vote and 70% of the delegates by April, the data show.

Trump of all people should know that he’s still a long way from closing the deal with the party he hopes to lead — and that he isn’t close to getting a majority of the delegates he needs to secure the nomination.

5 posted on 04/12/2016 4:15:42 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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Ted’s leadership skills seem to work best when he is out for himself, don’t they ? Given his track record of being a disliked loner on a senate soapbox
and of siding with the Soros backed mobs looking to,disrupt trumps campaigns and by extension, the american political process

What about those “ rules” that when a candidate rents a venue he has the right to talk to his invited guests?

Give Americans a break. We recognize leadership and we know who we want sitting across the table from China, Iran or Russia


6 posted on 04/12/2016 4:17:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Diogenesis

Excellent


7 posted on 04/12/2016 4:17:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Whether planned it or not, the lack of fairness in the process fits right in with his campaign of the people in this country getting short shrift and so becomes a great talking point for Trump. As long as the delegates don’t overturn a popular election it isn’t going to hurt him in the long run (hopefully).


8 posted on 04/12/2016 4:17:57 AM PDT by erlayman (yw)
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To: Eddie01

Leadership is denying voters a chance to vote for their own good.

Colorado elitists have spoken. Don’t vote. Just surrender.


9 posted on 04/12/2016 4:18:01 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Obama giving away the internet: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3407691/posts)
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To: IBD editorial writer

“9-11 didn’t say much about the skills of the people that didn’t know enough to take the day off.”

-IBD editorial


10 posted on 04/12/2016 4:18:13 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: iowamark

How many opponents did Reagan have to run against in his early primaries? Was it a field of 17?


11 posted on 04/12/2016 4:18:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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Sure. What we are seeing is that delegates can be used to thwart the will of the people.

Rules change in August: Colorado’s delegates were supposed to remain unbound until the convention.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28700919/colorado-republicans-cancel-2016-presidential-caucus-vote

Primary in March: No results have been released (why?).

Surprise delegate allocation to Cruz: an obvious underhanded attempt to derail Trump is supposed to be evidence of Trump’s lack of skill or strategy. One problem with that: in a sane world, the candidates court the voters. They shouldn’t have to buy delegates. Obviously, the GOP in CO is doing what it can to rig the election for the elite establishment. I don’t know if Cruz is complicit, or just happy to accept the results—either way, he is merely a tool. Once he has been used to deflect the will of the people, the media/political cabal will cast him aside. He is unlikely to win the general, and even if he does—he’s nothing more than Obama’s third term.


12 posted on 04/12/2016 4:19:09 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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Not only should we surrender and not be allowed to vote, but we should get out our pom-poms to unify against Trump. Got it?

Quit being ignorant and stupid and lazy and anti-Christian and get on the ‘Cruz is superior bandwagon’. End the need to vote altogether.


13 posted on 04/12/2016 4:19:25 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Obama giving away the internet: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3407691/posts)
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To: silverleaf
That's why Americans chose Obama twice, right?

Trump: The choice of the Natty Lite set who think being 15% of the population makes them "We the People."

14 posted on 04/12/2016 4:19:31 AM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: Eddie01

Cruz would love to have Trump’s “delegate problems.” Trump is hundreds of delegates ahead and about to ring up a couple hundred more before this month is up.

What happened to Cruz’s much ballyhooed “ground game” in the Deep South? He had his head handed to him by a Yankee. I don’t see much Cruz ground game here in New York either. Except for some footprints in the Bronx where he made a rather hasty retreat. I guess Cruz isn’t in Kansas anymore.


15 posted on 04/12/2016 4:19:40 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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Proves he’s not an insider like Cruz.


16 posted on 04/12/2016 4:21:36 AM PDT by MagnoliaB (You can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you might find, you get what you need.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

So I guess, the point of this article is “Don’t vote Trump!!” ? Lol


17 posted on 04/12/2016 4:23:34 AM PDT by simpson96
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Just imagine picking the guy who has “ the better ground game”

Now imagine that is the same guy who has been claiming to be against a corrupt Establishment

Is he going to campaign against hillary and speak to the voters or just focus on twisting arms of electors? The smoke filled rooms seem to be his preferred hunting grounds


18 posted on 04/12/2016 4:23:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: IBD editorial writer

If you put several layers of GOPe party apparatchiks between the voter and the convention, bad things will happen.


19 posted on 04/12/2016 4:24:36 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey now baby, get into my big black car, I just want to show you what my politics are.)
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To: exDemMom

It is starting to look like Slick Cruz’s Colorado maneuver may be one for the future political campaign history books

There is hardly an American around who hasn’t been legally screwed by not reading or understanding “ the fine print” . That doesn’t mean we think it’s fair or feel satisfied about it.

I think Colorado is going to be a skid mark on Slick’s campaign from now on and in his remaining political career. Those who admire and respect him for his maneuvers are in a pretty distinct minority that is going down, one way or another.


20 posted on 04/12/2016 4:32:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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