Cruz And Kasich Might Be A Little Too Late To Team Up Against Trump

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The not-so-unexpected new partnership is nothing but a desperate alliance between two losers who are … well, really desperate.

Ted Cruz

After months and months of will they/won’t they speculation, Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich finally announced plans to coordinate their campaign strategies to stop party front-runner Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination.

“To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico,” Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement. “And we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead.”

The Kasich campaign followed the announcement with a statement of its own.

 

The 11th-hour plan might reek of desperation, but it is pretty simple and straightforward – and something that anti-Trump Republican establishment and conservatives had apparently hoped for quite some time.

The Texas senator and the Ohio governor want to block the billionaire business mogul from reaching the required 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention in July. However, considering the fact that Trump has already acquired 845 delegates compared to Cruz’s 559 and Kasich’s 148, and holds a considerable lead in all five of the upcoming state primaries, this political alliance might be a little too late.

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Ted Cruz And John Kasich

The deal also highlights the importance of May 3 Indiana primary, alternatively known as the winner-take-all convention, where Cruz’s strong performance could actually pave his way towards the Republican nomination. But, since there is a possibility that this team-up might alienate Kasich and Cruz supporters, the whole thing could backfire rather spectacularly.

Meanwhile, Trump blasted the Republican White House hopefuls for scheming against him in his usual boorish fashion.

“It is sad that two grown politicians have to collude against one person who has only been a politician for ten months in order to try and stop that person from getting the Republican nomination,” Trump said in a scathing statement. “Collusion is often illegal in many other industries and yet these two Washington insiders have had to revert to collusion in order to stay alive. They are mathematically dead and this act only shows, as puppets of donors and special interests, how truly weak they and their campaigns are.”

Of course, on Twitter, where Trump often speaks for himself instead of through campaign spokespeople in statements, the candidate's reaction was a little less presidential. 

 

 

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Twitterati also had a lot to say about the new partnership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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