CRUZ CRUISES IN COLORADO WITH SLEEP SWEEP OF DELEGATES …
Ted Cruz completed the clean sweep of delegates Saturday night in the Republican Colorado convention. As reported at the Denver Post, the Texas senator won all 34 delegates awarded in Colorado in what amounts to a stunning rebuke of Republican front-runner Donald Trump.What might be most interesting is that Sen. Cruz completed the sweep by winning all 13 delegates at the state convention in Colorado Springs, the largest in history with nearly 8,000 in the crowd. Record number of people and they were not there for Donald Trump. Even though Trump is likely to win the New York primary, he is from NY so one would expect The Donald to win, Cruz’s landslide victory in Colorado, combined with recent wins Wisconsin and Utah have amounted to a recent trend in his favor and against Trump.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has swept the Colorado GOP convention, winning all 13 of the state’s at-large delegates.
And after also winning all 21 delegates awarded at the congressional district conventions throughout the week, the Texas senator leaves Colorado with a complete shutout of his opponents.
In a statement Saturday night, Cruz said the win proves that Republicans are coming together behind him.
“Today was another resounding victory for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who care about the future of our country,” Cruz said in the statement. “Utah, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and tonight’s incredible results in Colorado have proven this: Republicans are uniting behind our campaign because they want a leader with real solutions who will bring back jobs, freedom, and security.”
The victory offers a glimpse into the Cruz campaign’s organizational advantages over GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has struggled, facing staff tumult and reports of inadequate delegate preparation that kept some picks off the ballot.
WHY SHOULD HE, MCCONNELL IS A LAIR!
In an interview with CNN, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and presidential candidate says an apology “ain’t gonna happen” for calling GOP Senate Majority leader a liar. Exactly why should Cruz apologize? The fact is Mitch McConnell is a liar. No one should have to kiss the ring of the establishment. This is what the American people are sick of. The reason why Cruz is one of the last people standing for the GOP in the Republican presidential primary is because he did call the Republican leader of the Senate a liar.
An apology from Ted Cruz for calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar “ain’t gonna happen,” the presidential hopeful said during a Thursday interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.
“If the Washington lobbyists want to see that happen, they can hold their breath a long, long time,” Cruz said. “My focus is on the American people.”
Last summer, Cruz made headlines when he accused McConnell of lying to him over a deal to vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.
He brushed aside suggestions from Bash that an apology could help unite more Republicans behind him in his race for the party’s nomination.
Democrat Presidential Candidate & Self-Proclaimed Socialist Bernie Sanders Says Hillary Clinton is Not ‘Qualified’ to be President”
WOW, BERNIE SANDERS AND I FINALLY AGREE ON SOMETHING … HILLARY, FEEL THE BERN.
Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that Hillary Clinton is not “qualified” to be president! After winning 7 out of the last 8 Democrat primaries and caucuses, the war of words has begum between Sander and Clinton. Welcome to the party Bernie. You have finally figured out what many of us have known for years. Although Sanders has other reasons, other then the obvious, as to why Hillary Clinton should not be president, at least he is now saying so.
I will say this right now and have thought it since the Democrat party decided to turn socialist … if Bernie Sanders really wanted to win the Democratic presidential nomination, he would go after Hillary Clinton on trust and her private email server as Secretary of State under Obama. It would only take one on the Left to question her trustworthiness and criminal activity for the entire Hillary house of cards to fall. That is if he is really serious and not just a straw man.
Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that Hillary Clinton is not “qualified” to be president, a sharp escalation in rhetoric in the Democratic primary.
“Secretary Clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous,” he told a crowd in Philadelphia. “And she has been saying lately that she thinks that I am ‘not qualified’ to be president. Well, let me, let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton: I don’t believe that she is qualified, if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. I don’t think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super PAC.”
CNN has reached out to the Clinton campaign for comment, and its surrogates responded quickly on Twitter.
“Hillary Clinton did not say Bernie Sanders was ‘not qualified.’ But he has now – absurdly – said it about her. This is a new low,” campaign spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted.
Clinton was asked Wednesday morning by MSNBC whether she thought Sanders was “ready to be president.”
“I think he hadn’t done his homework and he’d been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn’t really studied or understood, and that does raise a lot of questions,” Clinton said. “Really what that goes to is for voters to ask themselves can he deliver what he’s talking about.”
More from Hot Air as to further reasons why Hillary Clinton is not qualified to be president.
Bernie could have argued that somebody who has FBI agents closing in on her like the Pinkertons surrounding the hideout of the Jessie James gang was less qualified. He might have mentioned the fact that even Clinton’s most loyal surrogates are unable to list a single accomplishment of substance on her part over her entire career. Since they are battling for votes in New York, he should have pointed to the disastrous upstate job losses which followed her promise of a quarter million new jobs when she was running for the Senate here. He could have even trotted out a laundry list of the issues where Clinton has flipped and flopped her way through every conceivable position on each for the sake of political expediency.
But Bernie did none of those things. He continued the same old, tired repetition of her close ties with Wall Street and her support of the Iraq war. The real irony here is that Bernie is – at least on paper – considerably more qualified than Clinton, yet he never talks about it. He has executive experience as a mayor, albeit in a rather smallish city. (Hillary has only been married to an executive.) His time in the legislative branch, both House and Senate, dwarfs hers. And minor though they may be, he’s at least had his signature on some legislation which made it into law. Clinton has spent her time in American government without leaving a single distinguished accomplishment in her wake. Why wouldn’t Sanders dip into this overflowing bucket of possible critiques?
- It’s looking more and more like a brokered convention. Wonder if Trump realizes it’s his big mouth and unpresidential attitude that’s starting to lose him votes?
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BIG WIN FOR TED CRUZ IN WISCONSIN …
The Republican primary in Wisconsin went big for Sen. Ted Cruz as he defeated Trump, 48% to 35%. Is Donald Trump in trouble, or is this just a speed bump in the road? One thing is for certain, this Cruz victory greatly increases the odds that the Republican Party will hold its first open convention in four decades this July. Last night following his victory at his rally in Wisconsin, Cruz said he is “more and more convinced” that he can win the nomination. “Either before Cleveland or at the convention in Cleveland, we will win the majority of delegates.” Cruz looks to gain an overwhelming majority of the delegates in this huge win.
After Sen. Ted Cruz’s big victory in the Wisconsin primary, Republicans enter a new and critical phase in their volatile nomination battle, with Donald Trump’s rivals and those in the party establishment who are determined to stop him sharing a single objective: to keep the GOP front-runner as far short of a first-ballot convention victory as possible.
According to ABC News, preliminary exit poll results suggest a coalescing of the anti-Trump vote behind Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin presidential primary – raising the specter of a ceiling for Donald Trump.
ISN’T THIS RICH COMING FROM ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIARS OF THEM ALL …
This weekend on NBC’s Meet the Press, Hillary Clinton continued to go after self-proclaimed socialist and Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaign for misrepresenting her record on fossil fuels and said she feels sorry for the young people who believe it. Clinton stated, “I feel sorry sometimes for the young people who, you know, believe this. They don’t do their own research. And I’m glad that we can now point to reliable independent analysis to say no, it’s just not true.” Like her or hate her, one thing is for certain, she’s got balls. Hillary Clinton is one of the least trusted individuals and has made a career out of self-serving lies but she has the CO-JONES to call some one else a liar. REALLY?
Because Hillary would never play both ends against the middle now would she?
Hillary Clinton continued ripping into the Bernie Sanders campaign this morning for misrepresenting her record on fossil fuels and said she feels sorry for the young people who believe it.
A few days ago, after being confronted by a Greenpeace activist about receiving donations from the fossil fuel industry, Clinton snapped and said, “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me!”
The Washington Post‘s fact-check concluded that Clinton and the Super PAC supporting her received money from lobbyists tied to that industry––the Super PAC received $3.25 million––but said that the claims from Team Sanders are “exaggerated” and awarded them 3 Pinocchios. On CNN this morning, Sanders defended the attacks and said it’s not “distorting reality” to point out that lobbyists for that industry are giving as much as they can to help his opponent and trying to bundle more.
When she was asked about rejecting the donations months ago, Clinton said she would not impose a “litmus test” on who can give her donations, saying people fully understand she’s “very adamant about moving us towards clean renewable energy.”
Ahead of the Wisconsen primaries, a FOX Business Network poll has Ted Cruz ahead of Donald Trump 46% to 33%. In the wake of Trump’s foolish comments regarding arresting women who have abortions, he has lost the women vote as women back Cruz over Trump by a 19-point margin (46-27 percent). Also, white evangelical Christians voting in the GOP primary prefer Cruz over Trump by 49-28 percent. The PPP has the Republican race much closer with Ted Cruz at 38% to 37% for Donald Trump and 17% for John Kasich.
Full poll results can be seen HERE.
Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump in the Republican nomination contest in Wisconsin, according to a Fox Business Network Poll released Thursday.
Cruz garners 42 percent among Wisconsin likely GOP primary voters, while Trump receives 32 percent. John Kasich comes in third with 19 percent.
Among just those who say they will “definitely” vote, Cruz’s lead over Trump widens to 46-33 percent, and Kasich gets 16 percent.
There is a big gender gap. Women back Cruz over Trump by a 19-point margin (46-27 percent). The two candidates are much closer among men: Cruz gets 40 percent to Trump’s 35 percent.
Cruz’s advantage over the real estate mogul also comes from self-described “very” conservative voters, who give him a 36-point lead (61 percent Cruz vs. 25 percent Trump).
The RCP average polling has Cruz up by 3.8%.
- Well the GOP race is getting even nastier with the National Enquirer publishing an article about Cruz accusing him of affairs and Cruz blaming Trump for the article. In the mean time, Bernie Sanders picked up a few states this weekend!
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Politics really does make strange bed fellows … Or, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush endorses Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. However, is the endorsement too late and will it even matter in the long run? In fact, could it hurt Cruz? Red State opines it could be the kiss of death. What it does show is the continued efforts of the establishment to prevent Donald Trump from being the GOP’s presidential nominee. Jeb Bush has been extremely outspoken about Trump’s “divisiveness and vulgarity.” Is it just possible that the establishment would is warming up to Cruz and would rather have the Texas senator as president as compared to Trump? Many pundits had thought just the opposite as Ted Cruz as been a principled conservative in the US Senate and a thorn in the side of establishment republican politics.
In a surprise announcement, Jeb Bush will endorse Ted Cruz on Wednesday as an antidote to the “divisiveness and vulgarity” of Donald Trump, providing a badly needed boost to the Texas senator – but it’s one that comes dangerously late in a game that Trump is dominating.
Cruz, in New York City on Wednesday, planned to celebrate with a victory lap of three network morning shows. The endorsement comes 32 days after a beaten Bush dropped out of the GOP presidential race, and eight days since Sen. Marco Rubio abandoned his own quest after being rebuffed by Bush, his fellow Floridian and one-time mentor.
Bush says in a statement to be released by the Cruz campaign: “Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests.”
“For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama’s failed policies,” the statement continues.
The news will surely irk Rubio, who could have benefited greatly from Bush’s embrace. But a Republican source said: “Jeb came to believe Marco was not up to the job of being President. It was never really under serious discussion.” POLITICO reported on Monday that Rubio had rejected the idea of joining a “unity ticket” with Cruz.
Bush and Cruz sealed the endorsement agreement with a phone call on Monday. “They have kept in touch over the last few weeks and Senator Cruz has been diligent about keeping Governor Bush up to date on his campaign,” a source close to Bush said.
Last night’s primary/caucus results were a mixed bag as both Donald trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz both picked up substantial victories that at evenings end pretty much wound up being a net delegate tie. Trump won all of the 58 delegates in Arizona, while Cruz did the same in Utah (40 delegates) with nearly 70% of the vote.
Kasich was no where to be found in any of the three races and gained no delegates. Its a mystery why this man is still in the race as he has no path to win the nomination and maybe no path to win another state or delegates.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s big win in Utah means he will get all 40 of the state’s delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Cruz has a very limited path to clinch the nomination before the party’s convention this summer.
But if he can start winning more contests, he can stop front-runner Donald Trump from doing so.
Trump won the most delegates on Tuesday, picking up all 58 in Arizona’s Republican primary. Republicans also caucused Tuesday in American Samoa, where Trump and Cruz each picked up a delegate.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich was shut out for the night, leaving him with fewer delegates than Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who quit the race last week.
The AP delegate count:
Needed to win the nomination: 1,237.