Following Indiana Priamry Loss Ted Cruz Ends His Presidential Bid

TED CRUZ SUSPENDS CAMPAIGN …

Following tonight’s overwhelming primary loss in Indiana to Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has ended his 2016 Presidential bid. Honestly, Cruz had no other alternative after the drubbing tonight in Indiana. The hand writing was on the wall and Cruz did the honorable thing and suspended his campaign. In his concession speech Cruz told supporters, “Together we left it all on the field in Indiana.” Cruz went on to say, “We gave it everything we’ve got. But the voters chose another path.” Cruz further went on to say that we was suspending his campaign but would “continue to fight for liberty”.

Ted Cruz bowed out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday following a crushing loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, clearing the path for the real estate mogul to clinch the GOP nomination.

It was a remarkable turn of events in a presidential primary race that seemed destined — just weeks ago — to end in a contested convention this summer. Even in the final hours of the race in the Hoosier State, Cruz insisted he was staying in the race until June 7 — going so far as to attack his rival during a news conference as a “pathological liar” unfit for the White House.

In the end, the growing strength of Trump’s candidacy and Cruz’s own stumbles in the past two weeks were too much for Cruz to overcome. The Cruz, Kasich and anti-Trump forces had concocted elaborate plans to try to deprive Trump of the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination outright. But those plans hinged on money and momentum. After Tuesday night, it appeared that Cruz would have neither.

“We left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we’ve got but the voters chose another path,” Cruz said. “So with a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign.”

GOP Primary: Donald Trump Wins Indiana in Landslide

DONALD TRUMP WINS INDIANA AND ALL BUT RAPS UP THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION

Donald Trump wins Indiana in a landslide.

With 81% of the vote counted, Trump leads with 53%, Cruz was a distant second with 37% and Kasich third with 8%. It appears that Trump will win all 57 delegates in Indiana.

Donald Trump virtually clinched the Republican nomination for president Tuesday night, a stunning victory for the brash billionaire who was considered more a celebrity curiosity than a serious candidate when he entered the race less than a year ago. He soundly defeated Ted Cruz, his last real rival, in the Indiana primary and the Texas senator quickly dropped out.

“Thank you Indiana, we were just projected to be the winner,” said Trump, still highly controversial in his own party but a long shot no more.

Trump still must win about 200 more delegates to clinch the nomination. But his victory in Indiana — where he picked up at least 45 of the state’s 57 delegates — made it all but impossible for Cruz to block him from doing so.

Ted Cruz Confronts Rude Donald Trump Supporter in Marion, Indiana (VIDEO)

WOW, SO THIS IS WHAT A TRUMP SUPPORTER THINKS AND ACTS LIKE …

Ever wonder just what appeals to a Trump supporter? All you need to do is take a look at the exchange below between Ted Cruz and a Trump supporter in Indiana. UNREAL. All the Trump supporter had was sound bytes and insults. Hmm, sound familiar? Because that is all Donald Trump has too. Take a good listen to the rude, obnoxious and ignorant behavior of this Trumpist as he is presented with facts about The Donald and he dismisses them all, even though they are facts and not lies. But because Trump calls everyone else liars, his supporters believe only Donald can be telling the truth.

But I must say, I am a bit surprised at Cruz for actually trying a debate a true believer. Legal Insurrection is spot on when they refer to this Trump supporter similar to what Republicans went through in 2008 with Barack Obama. Remember, fact don’t matter in this election; they never do when cults of personality take hold as happened in 2008 with Obama. Cruz is 100% correct, Trump is playing you all as the fool.

What gets me is that FOX News, the Donald Trump super PAC is playing this video continuously like its a badge of honor.

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Why Cruz would bother debating Trump fans, especially Trump fans who are heckling him, I don’t know. It’s like Hillary trying to turn Obama supporters with a few words on the rope line in 2008. That’s not the way cults of personality work and Cruz knows it. Jamie Weinstein thinks Cruz was going for some sort of viral confrontation on the eve of the vote, knowing that the media would end up giving his case here against Trump lots of free coverage tonight when they re-run this incident on the news. That seems too clever by half. Arguing with a Trumper, especially one who’s spoiling to get in Cruz’s face, was as likely to produce some sort of trainwreck scene of Trump fans chanting “GO BACK TO CANADA” as it was a long disquisition against Trump. I don’t think there’s anything more complex behind this than Cruz’s supreme confidence that he can out-debate anyone, even some dude in shades smirking at him and howling about his “Goldman Sachs jacket.” This is a guy who talked his way into a Senate seat at age 41 and who outlasted 15 other Republican presidential candidates in the primaries this year. If Donald won’t debate him, why shouldn’t he go toe-to-toe with a Trump fan for a few minutes? I think he missed an opportunity, though, in not trying harder to bait the guy. Imagine how much more viral this clip would have been if he had said, “So, what do you think we should do with the Muslims?”

Don’t we make fun of Hillary Clinton supporters when we ask them what are her qualifications to be president, what has she accomplished and what do you like about her? The above Trump supporter struggled when asked the same question and could only come up with Trump is going to build a wall. A note to Republican, Conservative and Independent voters, this is the same type of voter you condemned in 2008 and 2012 who voted for Obama.

Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina as VP Running Mate

 CRUZ NAMES FIORINO VP TO JUMP START HIS CAMPAIGN …

Yesterday Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina to be his VP running mate in an effort to jump start his GOP primary presidential campaign. Cruz praising Fiorino, a former Republican presidential nominee, as a fierce competitor “not intimidated by bullies” who has “shattered glass ceilings” in both business and politics. One might think this was a strange move by Cruz to announce a VP candidate so soon, but hasn’t this entire primary season been nothing shore of different and bizarre? In the grand scope of the primary races on both the Republican and Democrat sides, this actually seems quite normal. But the real question remains, will this unorthodox move change the momentum in the GOP primary race from Trump to Cruz and the primary vote next Tuesday in Indiana?

VIDEO – NBC

Ted Cruz announced Wednesday that Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential nominee if he’s the Republican Party’s pick for president.

If nominated, “I will run on a ticket with my vice-presidential nominee, Carly Fiorina,” the Texas senator said at an Indiana rally before the crowd began chanting “Carly.”

The two appeared together in an hour-long event in Indianapolis, with Cruz alternating between lauding Fiorina and maintaining that he has a path forward in the race despite suffering a series of losses over the last two weeks. Fiorina, who followed Cruz, shared stories about her own background and about Cruz, and even sang to his two young daughters from the stage, as she also railed against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

She delivered a wide-ranging speech on Wednesday that highlighted Cruz’s embrace of conservative principles and of the Constitution, but she also aimed to highlight a softer side of Cruz, describing time spent on the campaign bus with him and noting how much his daughters “adore their dad.” She sang several bars of a song to his daughters.

“I know two girls that I just adore,” Fiorina sang. “I’m so happy I can see them more. ‘Cause we travel on the bus all day…we get to play.”

Donald Trump Sweeps I95 Primaries (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) … But Do You Know the Real Story of the Night?

WHO’S LYING TO YOU?

Donald Trump swept through the I95 primaries last night taking all five states, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Is it just me, but since when do Conservatives like candidates who win in liberal blue states? Wouldn’t that generally be a RINO?

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What Fox News will tell you, the suddenly recent cable channel turned Trump Super PAC, other media outlets and many what I thought was once Conservative bloggers that Trump had a HUGE night, his best ever and that all others should get out of the race. They will some how make it appear that winning liberal dark blue states in a GOP primary is a good thing. FOX News et all will talk about Trump getting to 60% and this is the most fantastic and awesome thing ever. REALLY? Just curious, has anyone taken a look at the vote count in the 5 primary states from Tuesday, April 26? Is anyone mentioning how both Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders amassed a blistering number of votes Tuesday night that towered far above The Donald? The delegates may be important for Trump winning the GOP presidential nomination, but the voting shows that Trump does not have a snowballs chance in hell of winning any one of these five states in a general election.

Folks, you need to take a look at the volume of votes cast in ct, DE, MD, PA and RI. Its not even close. Did The Donald win 5 of 5 states last night? Yes he did. But please don’t get lost in the spin and the BS put out by others, including FOX News and their Trump love-fest.

The math does not lie America, most notably Republicans and Conservatives. Honestly, who cares whether Trump won all 5 states in last nights primary, they are all dark blue or blue states where a Republican presidential candidate will never win in a general election. All it tells me is that Trump is the most liberal of the three remaining GOP candidates. That is hardly a badge of honor.

CT:     Donald Trump: 122,519 – John Kasich: 60,447 – Ted Cruz: 24,779 (Total # of votes: 207,745)
Clinton: 169,763 – Sanders: 152,895 (Total # of votes: 322, 658)

DE:    Trump: 42,472 – Kasich: 14,225 – Cruz: 11,110 (Total # of votes: 67,807)
Clinton: 55,950 – Sanders: 36,659 (Total # of votes: 92,609)

MD:    Trump: 237,132 – Kasish: 100,333 – Cruz: 82,286 (Total # of votes: 419,758)
Clinton: 533,656 – Sanders: 281,700 (Total # of votes: 815,356)

PA    Trump: 892,702 – Cruz: 340,201 – Kasich: 304,793 (Total # of votes: 1,537,696)
Clinton: 918,649 – Sanders: 719,911 (Total # of votes: 1,638,560)

RI:    Trump: 39,059 – Kasich: 14,929 – Cruz: 6,393 (Total # of votes: 60,381)
Sanders: 66,720 – Clinton: 52,493 (Total # of votes: 119,213)

 Hmm, Remember when Conservatives actually supported Conservative candidates?

Five States Primary (PA, MD, CT, RI, & DE) Today Expected to Help Trump and Clinton Widen Their Leads

Today’s 5  state “Amtrak Primary” is expected to help the two presidential front-runners, Republican Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But what really will primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware tell us about Donald Trump and the GOP primary? NOTHING. A note to those that are Republicans, Conservatives and Independents that lean right, these 5 states are blue and dark blue states. None of these states in a general election will vote for the GOP nominee, no matter who wins the nomination. Just like with Trump’s victory in the New York primary, not even Donald Trump stands a chance of winning against Hillary Clinton in Blue liberal states in a general presidential election.

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Five states began voting Tuesday in the “Amtrak Primary” in contests expected to help the two presidential front-runners, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, rack up ever-wider leads in their parties’ crucial delegates counts.

For Republicans, the race for delegates remains a key focus, with Trump hoping to secure the 1,237 delegates needed before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. His rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — now loosely aligned in hopes of stopping Trump — are not expected to significantly cut into the billionaire’s lead.

“I just hope everybody goes out and votes,” Trump said on Fox News on Tuesday as he continued to decry the electoral process as rigged and corrupt.

Fox News Poll: Donald Trump Leads Ted Cruz in Indiana, 41% to 33%

According to a FOX News poll ahead of the all important Indiana primary, Donald Trump leads by 8 points. According to the polls Trump has 41%, Ted Cruz is second with 33% and John Kasich is a distant third with 16%. Interestingly enough, without Kasich in the race, it’s 44 % for Trump and 42% for Cruz.Trump appears to lead among likely male and female voters over Cruz.

Full poll results can be found HERE.

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Trump is ahead of Cruz by an eight-point margin among Indiana likely Republican primary voters:  41-33 percent.  That’s at the edge of the poll’s plus or minus four point margin of sampling error.  John Kasich comes in third with 16 percent.

Men are the key to Trump’s advantage.  He receives 44 percent to Cruz’s 33 percent, while Kasich takes 13 percent.

Among women, Trump ekes out a three-point edge (36-33 percent), while 20 percent back Kasich.

Cruz is preferred over Trump among self-described “very” conservative GOP primary voters (46-35 percent).

The vote among white evangelical Christians splits:  41 percent Cruz vs. 39 percent Trump.  This stands in sharp contrast to nearby Wisconsin, where the Fox News exit poll showed Cruz winning this group by a wide 22-point margin (55-33 percent).

Donald Trump Wins Rigged and Corrupt Republican New York Primary … Once Again Trump Benefits from the Process He Whines About

DONALD TRUMP WINS RIGGED AND CORRUPT NEW YORK PRIMARIESWINS 60% OF VOTE AND TAKES 97% OF DELEGATES.

Last night Donald Trump won the Republican New York primary with 60.5% of the vote, Ohio Gov. John Kasich came in second with 25.1% and Sen. Ted Cruz in third with 14.5%. But wait, it would appear that Trump garnered 89 delegates, Kasich 3 and Cuz 0. Three delegates are still outstanding. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE, HOW CORRUPT!!! But Donald Trump was all happy, smiles and giggles last night saying, “We love News York”. Of course he was because he won. Had he lost he would have been the miserable, sore loser that we have seen in the past. Let’s hope the shake up in the Trump team means this guy will act with a little more class as Trump has to mend many GOP fences if he does not want to get creamed in a general election, if he wins the Republican nomination.

First of all, did any one not think that Trump was going to lose New York or even that it would be close? Its Trump’s home state, he better have won. And for the folks and those at the FOX News Donald Trump super pac, Cruz would have won by the same amount had Rubio not been in the race at the time of the Texas primary.

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Seriously Mr. Trump, how can you be happy with winning only 60.5% of the vote, but taking 96.7% of the delegates? Why should you get 36.2% more of the delegates than the votes you received? I think Donald needs to give the delegates he received through this rigged and corrupt process back to Kasich and Cruz. Its only fair. Under the Donald Trump plan, he should have received 56 delegates, Kasich 23 and 13 for Cruz. NOT 89!!! But this dude still has the CO-JONES to actually whine about a process that he has benefited from. UNREAL.  In his victory speech Trump said, “No body should get delegates withing voting”. Really Donald? Care to give the ones that you did not win to your opponents?

In a campaign where both sides debated New York values, what New York values most is candidates who call it home, it seems.

The ultimate value of New York, though, is questionable in the march to the party nominations. Wins by the front-runners don’t alter stubborn mathematical realities that are likely to leave Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with company in the race for a while longer.

Trump blasted through his supposed ceiling by reaching a new high-water mark, and in the process kept his hopes of capturing a delegate majority alive. He did not and could not, though, significantly widen his narrow path to a first-ballot win.

Clinton dispatched with Bernie Sanders in the state Sanders was born in, and where Sanders outspent Clinton substantially. But neither this nor any likely subsequent wins will end the Sanders challenge, not to mention the issues his candidacy has elevated, to Clinton’s regular discomfort.

Um, everyone does realize that Trump did not win Manhattan, right? Of all places in New York ti lose. There very location where his mighty Trump Towers and empire is located. Who honestly thinks that Trump could beat Hillary Clinton in a general election in New York? Never going to happen.

Donald Trump Says Regarding Contested Convention: ‘I Hope It Doesn’t Involve Violence’

WOW DONALD, THAT IS MIGHTY BIG OF YOU …

Donald Trump said Sunday in Staten Island, NY. “I hope it doesn’t involve violence, and I don’t think it will. But I will say this, it’s a rigged system, it’s a crooked system. It’s 100 percent corrupt.” Really Donald, you are still whining about this near one week later?  With regards to Trumps comments that he hopes there is not violent, I would say, you are hardly doing anything to prevent it as you get people to a fever pitch with your rhetoric. There are plenty of things in politics that are rigged and corrupt, however, this is not one of them. I wonder is this is how he acts in his own business when he has to follow the rules that are set up to bid a contract? It is disconcerting that Trump does not seem to grasp the delegate process that has been around forever. If he cannot understand and navigate his way thru this process, what is he going to do when it comes to the electoral college and the job of president of the United States?

Folks, you don’t get to be a king when you are president. Note to Republicans, isn’t that one of your main gripes about Barack Obama?

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that he hopes a contested Republican convention in July “doesn’t involve violence” if he is denied the nomination during second-ballot voting.

“I hope it doesn’t involve violence. I hope it doesn’t. I’m not suggesting that,” Trump told reporters on Sunday here in Staten Island. “I hope it doesn’t involve violence, and I don’t think it will. But I will say this, it’s a rigged system, it’s a crooked system. It’s 100 percent corrupt.”

Trump said Saturday that the Republican National Committee is in for a “rough July” if he does not receive the nomination despite his overwhelming delegate lead. If the billionaire fails to cross the 1,237-delegate threshold necessary to clinch the nomination outright, anti-Trump conservatives hope to challenge him at the convention and install an establishment-friendly alternative.

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Said Donald Trump today. Does he sound like he’s encouraging violence even when he’s saying he hopes there won’t be violence? If so, it’s because he doesn’t say “I don’t want violence” or “I urge my supporters to refrain from violence.” There’s something oddly passive about “I hope it doesn’t involve violence” — as if he holds no sway with his supporters, as if he’s suggesting it’s up to the other side to resist doing the things that will necessitate violence from my people. So I hear a vague, deniable threat. And this too contains a vague, deniable threat:

Despite Constant Whining from Trump … GOP Delegate System Has Benefitted The Donald (VIDEO)

TALK ABOUT YOUR SORE LOSERS … TRUMP IS BENEFITING FROM THE GOP DELEGATE SYSTEM AND HE IS STILL WHINING

Hey Donald, don’t ask for things they might come true. Hmm, it is a rigged and disgusting system and guess what, its benefiting Donald Trump. I agree with Trump, lets make the delegate system more fair and make it all depended upon the vote of the people. If that is the case, we would be taking delegates away from Donald Trump and giving them  to the other candidates. The GOP delegate process favors the front-runner, it always has. The truth of the matter is that Donald Trump is benefiting from the GOP delegate system. Wake up America and pay attention … Donald Trump is actually benefiting from the delegate rules and has more delegates with the current process than if he applied his own “Trump” rule.

Donald Trump and his mouth pieces just cannot shut up and stop whining about losing Colorado as he got his clock cleaned there. But interesting enough how come Trump is not bitching and moaning about the unfair practices in Florida where he only gained 46% of the vote and all 99 of the delegates? Or in Missouri where he beat Cruz by .2% of the vote and gained 10 more delegates? TRUMP, JUST SHUT UP AND STOP WHINING, ITS GETTING REALLY OLD. YOU SOUND LIKE AL GORE AND THE REST OF THE LIBS!

Donald Trump blasted the GOP’s delegate rules Sunday, saying a “corrupt” system is denying him delegates in states he won. According to a new NBC analysis, however, Trump has benefited far more than Ted Cruz under the party’s arcane rules for allocating delegates.

Trump now leads the Republican field with 756 delegates — or 45 percent of all delegates awarded to date. Yet he has won about 37 percent of all votes in the primaries, according to the NBC analysis, meaning Trump’s delegate support is greater than his actual support from voters.

For each percentage point of total primary votes that Trump has won, he has been awarded 1.22 percent of the total delegates.

In other words, as a matter of Republican Party math, Trump has been awarded a delegate bonus of 22 percent above his raw support from voters.

For each percentage point of total primary votes that Trump has won, he has been awarded 1.22 percent of the total delegates.

In other words, as a matter of Republican Party math, Trump has been awarded a delegate bonus of 22 percent above his raw support from voters.

By contrast, Cruz has been awarded about 1.14 percent of the delegates for each percentage point of votes he has won — a delegate bonus of 14 percent above his raw support.

If you wanted a real rigged system, that would be the Democrat party system where “super delegates,” not the voters are determining the race in favor of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. That is truly a rigged system where the fix is in for Hillary.

 

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