Politicians do certainly make a peculiar alliance or combination don’t you think?!
In the subsequent Hugh Hewitt radio interview of Donald Trump, Hewitt questioned Trump if he had ruled out Ted Cruz for VP? The Donald unexpectedly responded, “Well, I don’t know. Look, I have nothing against him. It was sort of a sad thing that happened, but I’ve always liked him, I’ve always gotten along well with him….”
The interview is 4 weeks old and even more bad blood has gone under that bridge, so who realizes if Trump, who has always been under fire of being exceedingly vindictive, still feels the same. One thing seems sure – Trump and Cruz need each other. So, from that point of view the once cozy, then combative and abusive relationship, seems to be on again, or at least not completely off.
This restored courtship makes fantastic sense for several reasons….
Cruz is running a lot nearer to Trump than many expected a month ago, or even a few days ago. The Canadian really is convinced he can win this thing. The polls suggest otherwise. By March 15, if the polling is correct, Trump should be too far ahead for anyone to catch him. Nevertheless, Cruz can still play spoiler and keep Trump from reaching the magic majority number of 1,237 delegates.
Rubio’s new and multiple infidelity revelations should send him to the land of the politically unknown in short order. Kasich is hanging on for Ohio (March 15), with the hope that he will be the new establishment favorite when Rubio falters, which is inescapable, considering Senor Rubio’s recent bimbo breakouts.
This is now quite definitely a two-horse race, with nary an establishment parasite in the picture, and the establishment does not like that…. AT ALL! They will do whatever required to see that outsiders Trump or Cruz is not the nominee. Thus, Trump and Cruz MUST be confederates. The establishment’s big problem with this is if Trump does not reach a majority of delegates and wins the nomination outright, and the convention is brokered, the mixture of Trump and Cruz hold all the cards. Here is why that is significant ….
Cruz could toss his support and delegates Trump’s way, and as far as I understand (feel free to comment if you feel otherwise) that will steer to a first ballot win for Trump, supposing, naturally, that Cruz supports Trump’s nomination before the first ballot. Trump would then be an remarkable power.
Cruz has two alternatives – go for the brass ring now, or engineer with The Donald a Trump/Cruz ticket, spend eight years as veep, while attaining clout and visibility. This would also give the team time to resolve Cruz’s eligibility status, and make Cruz heir apparent to the White House in 2024. Everyone’s a winner!
The establishment seems to be outgunned, but it will not matter if Trump and Cruz do not play it right. It is my judgment that they may have already engineered just such an outcome.