The nomination race stays in the northeast for one more round of “love the Trump.” Those who support Ted Cruz as well as those who are considering him that live in future primary states must be prepared for the coming onslaught of negative press. After Trump dominates on Tuesday, the full force of liberal mainstream media is going to declare that he has won.
It’s a carefully crafted narrative that must be ignored for one reason and one reason only: it’s not true. Tell your friends. Share this article. Spread the word every way you can that Donald Trump is not the presumptive GOP nominee following his victories in the progressive northeast. After Tuesday, the last leg of this long race starts. As long as the Cruz campaign and his supporters stay true to the cause and fight to the very end, we’ll walk into a contested convention that will likely give us a Cruz nomination.
It’s not going to be easy. Again, the media is on Trump’s side and they have unfathomable reach. This is why those of us who are in the grassroots mustn’t give up hope because the odds aren’t nearly as stacked against Cruz as the opposition wants us to believe.
Indiana is the first stop in this final leg of the nomination process. It will also be the last stop if Cruz cannot pull off victories in most of the districts and the state itself. You won’t hear this on mainstream media, but mathematically it becomes nearly impossible for Trump to win the nomination outright if he loses Indiana. This is why the cease-fire between Cruz and John Kasich in Indiana, New Mexico, and Oregon is so important.
It’s also why the timing happened exactly when it did. This was no accident. What Trump is calling desperation is actually brilliance. Here’s why the deal was struck and announced when it was:
- The News Cycle: As everyone knows, Trump dominates the news. Moreover, he sets the pace during the weekend to hit the top of the news cycle every Monday morning. That wasn’t the case this week. On a side note, keeping himself in the news for the next few days will be crucial which is why leaking information about Fiorina being vetted for VP was necessary.
- The Indiana Message: Cruz needs everyone to know that he’s focused on Indiana. While he’s going to pick up delegates in Pennsylvania and Maryland, he’s going to get creamed otherwise. By putting the focus on Indiana, he’s alerting them of how important they are while letting the rest of the country know that the Trump victories in the Northeast were anticipated.
- No Kasich VP Tap for Trump: There has been speculation lately that Kasich was positioned to help solve Trump’s delegate problem by forming a unity ticket. This dramatically reduces the likelihood of that happening. The more that voters realize how hard it will be for Trump to get the nomination, the more likely it will be that he won’t.
There’s a media storm coming. If voters aren’t prepared for the rhetoric about a presumptive Trump nomination, it will become a reality. If we realize that the race heats up starting in Indiana, the chances of Cruz being the nominee go up dramatically.