Skip to comments.Welcome to politics, Mr. Trump: You won Louisiana’s battle but lost the war
Posted on 03/28/2016 9:47:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Oh, how cruel the game of politics can be especially if you dont have a ground game.
On Sunday night, Donald Trump tweeted, Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz lawsuit coming.
Its true: On March 5, Mr. Trump took 41.4 percent of the Louisiana vote compared with Ted Cruzs 37.8 percent and Marco Rubios 11.2 percent. Mr. Trump was awarded 18 delegates, so was Mr. Cruz, and Mr. Rubio got 5 delegates.
So what happened between March 5 and Sunday? Mr. Rubio dropped out, and under Louisiana delegate rules, those pledged to Mr. Rubio became unbound meaning they were free to choose whatever remaining candidates were left in the race. Looks like they chose Mr. Cruz.
Mr. Cruz knows that in order to secure the number of delegates he needs to take the Republican nomination, hes going to have to woo over Mr. Rubios supporters and although hes fallen short of an endorsement from the senator from Florida (as of now), many in the establishment lane are seeing Mr. Cruz as the only way to stop Mr. Trump.
Not to mention the grunt work Mr. Cruzs team is putting in.
Mr. Cruzs campaign has worked a state-by-state delegate strategy both encouraging his supporters to run as delegates and by lobbying them to run and serve on various committees at the Republican National Convention.
As The Wall Street Journal noted last week: Mr. Cruzs supporters seized five of Louisianas six slots on the three powerful committees that will write the rules and platform at the Republican National Convention and mediate disputes over delegates eligibility this summer in Cleveland.
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I support Trump but if the delegates were free to support whoever they want then Trump doesn’t have much of a case.
Welcome to party shannanigans.
Why bother with the voters. Keep them out of the inner circle
I’m not really sure this is “shenanigans”
The Rubio delegates were free agents.
Don’t count your delegates until they show up for the convention.
I mean everyone’s delegates. :)
To accomplish this Cruz would need to be GOPe insider.
RE: Why bother with the voters. Keep them out of the inner circle
How many were Trump’s voters in Louisiana versus Cruz + Rubio voters?
Why bother with the voters. Keep them out of the inner circle.
It would be absolutely time to start a 3rd party if the republican party disenfranchises their loyalists. It may be too late for this round but could very well be in place for the 2018 mid-terms and 2020 elections.
The Tweeter in Chief threatens another baseless lawsuit. How cute.
“Wellcome to politics” ?
Human being are MAKING “politics” . They can fight against unfair “rules” or stay like slaves and wait passively
D. TRUMP chose the fight . He is perfectly RIGHT .
And there will always be the conflict between the electoral college and the popular vote
Sorry GOP, you may think you have won, but you are electing Hillary.
The GOP is over.
Sen. Ashley Cruz is nothing but a cheat
and a spoiler who gives FALSE WITNESS
out of his envy.
That’s fine but why don’t they mention how trump now ended up with equal delegates as Cruz in Alaska? I guess doesn’t fit the agenda.
Through in Goldman Sachs and there is the Trump campaign in 3 words.
The GOP will never win without Trump voters.
I know many who will not vote for them.
I am not alone.
Ground Game = political favors
so why the hell did we vote then?
We voted and awarded the state to LA and now they want to rob him.
This is no better than the Dem process and robbing Sanders of delegates.
It is the establishment yet again showing their true cards and trying to keep their power with cruz.
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