Rubio and Kasich Can Keep Trump From Getting The Nomination. But Should They?

There is no doubt that this year’s Republican presidential race is the wildest and most bizarre in history. It’s all centered on the fact that Americans are more disillusioned with Washington politics than ever before and a wealthy billionaire is speaking out against many of the things have frustrated those disillusioned voters.

Donald Trump is winning the support of millions of Americans because he is the only candidate who promises to take the actions desired by the American people on issues like illegal immigration, jobs, taxes, healthcare and balancing the budget. These are things that many Americans want fixed that haven’t been fixed by the current political establishment.

Yet, Trump’s campaign so far clearly indicates that Trump is not educated on many topics, especially the campaign process that has been set in place for decades. He also clearly demonstrates that he is an extremely poor loser, acting like a spoiled child who was told no. After Cruz took the Colorado delegates, Trump stamped his feet and cried foul, telling everyone who would listen:

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“The Colorado thing was very, very unfair, and I thought Louisiana was unfair.”

Cruz snagged the delegates from Colorado because he did understand the process. Joel Crank, an 18-year-old GOP delegate told OneNewsNow why Cruz won the Colorado delegates:

“The Ted Cruz campaign went up and down the hallways and said, Will you please vote for these people? That’s why Ted Cruz did so well. It was a very grassroots effort.”

Crank also said that an important reason why Cruz won and Trump didn’t was that Cruz showed up and Trump didn’t. The same tactic worked again as Cruz just took all 14 delegates in Wyoming because he showed up, met with and talked to the people and Trump didn’t.

The vast majority of the Republican Party are against Trump not only because of his political stands, but also because his mouth is a loose cannon that is frequently fired before thinking. They are afraid that his spontaneous mouth will offend what few allies America still has after Obama’s alienation of many of them. The GOP continually seeks ways to prevent Trump from receiving the Party nomination.

John Kasich and Marco Rubio have repeatedly say they don’t want Trump to win the nomination. Before dropping out of the race, Rubio often said he would do anything to keep Trump from winning. Kasich, who remains in the race at a distant third, says he fears a Trump nomination and believes that he still has a chance to win the nomination at the convention.

Currently, Trump leads with 744 delegates. Cruz is second with 559 and Kasich has 144 delegates. Even though Rubio suspended his campaign, he still holds 171 delegates. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the GOP nomination and there are 838 delegates left to capture.

Kasich and Rubio are so dead set on preventing Trump from winning, why don’t they throw all of their support and delegates behind Cruz? If they did, that would give Cruz 874 delegates, a lead of 130 over Trump and only 363 delegates away from the nomination.

I can tell you why that hasn’t happened yet is that Cruz is not considered to be a Party follower. I recall Rubio, while he was still in the race, questioning why Cruz had not garnered any support among the other Republican senators. The answer is simple; Cruz has been outspoken against Washington politics. He wants to fix a broken government and most career politicians are afraid of him doing just that.

So let me ask you, should Kasich and Rubio help Cruz defeat Trump or should they continue to divide an apparently broken party? Secondly, who do you think has the best chance of defeating Clinton or Sanders – Trump or Cruz?


Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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