Not even one full day after presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich “announced” their un-holy alliance to coordinate efforts to deny rival Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination, their plan veered off the rails.
Their scheme was to play to each other’s strengths – in states where Cruz was strong, Kasich would reduce his campaign’s effort, and in states where Kasich was stronger Cruz would reduce his to enhance the chances of securing state delegates for the stronger candidate.
But at a breakfast diner the next morning, Kasich already had forgotten how to play the game. According to an MSNBC report-
“[A]t a diner in Philadelphia Monday morning, Kasich said he wouldn’t direct his voters to support Cruz in the Hoosier State – a critical decision that could have the most weight in the state.
“I’ve never told them not to vote for me. They ought to vote for me, but I’m not over there campaigning and spending resources,” Kasich said. The Ohio governor will still be on the ballot in Indiana.
Indiana was one of only three states where the two parties had intended to coordinate their efforts to undermine Trump. The other two were Oregon and New Mexico. Kasich’s comments appeared to be the exact opposite of what their ‘agreement’ had implied.
The Cruz campaign responded by wasting no time abandoning ship. A Cruz super PAC announced it would leave anti-Kasich ads running on the airwaves.
Not that the Cruz-Kasich alliance would have ever been more than a speedbump to the Trump Express.
Consider it further confirmation that neither of these clowns have presidential chops worthy of your vote.
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