When I saw this earlier this morning I was shocked but not amazed because I knew that Sen. Ted Cruz chances to reach 1237 before the GOP convention was slim to none. A lot of the Cruz supporters are passionate about the candidate, and I understand that because I’ve been like that before.
Knowing that your candidate is on the brink of losing his chances of becoming the president of United States can affect you in so many ways you don’t even realize what you’re doing to your friends, to your family, to your job anything.
Here is the current delegate count:
There’s only 943 still available to be picked up with the remaining states. Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit did a great job in putting this together.
From the Gateway Pundit:
Based on current numbers, come April 26th, Cruz will need 687 delegates to win the election but only 634 will be available.
Then Cruz’s only chance at the end of April to win the election is the highly unlikely scenario where Trump doesn’t gain enough delegates to win the nomination outright and that the Republican elites in a contested convention support Cruz. Even if there were a contested convention, it is unlikely that the elites would offer the Presidency to Cruz over some other establishment candidate. The only other scenario is that Cruz hangs on and takes the candidate delegates from Kasich and Rubio for example, and hopes this is enough to overtake Trump. This too is a far out strategy.
If Cruz hangs on and doesn’t concede to Trump at the end of April, like Kasich is currently doing, Cruz comes across as unrealistic, out of touch and a sore loser.
Overall based on the numbers, because it is highly unlikely East Coast Republicans will vote for a Canadian- born Texan for President over a New York billionaire, April will be Cruz’s last hurrah. But on the bright side Ted, you will always be welcomed back home in Canada.
I’ve been at this place before I know how do feels as I stated earlier to come up on the short end of the stick and I am not using this post to tell any Cruz supporter to jump on the Trump train, but common sense has a place in the conversation.
The bottom line is every second Cruz stays in this race is a second he helps Hillary inch closer to the White House because he cares more about himself than he does the country and that is very evident, believe me.
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h/t – Gateway Pundit