AP ~ 'Ted Cruz is emerging as the candidate who could STOP TRUMP'Winning, not once, not twice, three times...and now four! THANK YOU, Texas, Oklahoma and late night in Alaska for standing on conservative principles. And Thank You GOD ALMIGHTY for moving these patriotic Americans to do so for the sake of the nation and the hope of our future.
And the most decisive message of the SuperTuesday evening came from Ted Cruz:
"Tomorrow morning, we have a choice. So long as the field remains divided, Donald Trump’s path to the nomination remains more likely, and that would be a disaster for Republicans, for conservatives, and for the nation. And after tonight, we have seen that our campaign is the only campaign that has beaten, that can beat, and that will beat Donald Trump. ... We are the only campaign that has beaten Donald Trump once, twice, three times! ... We are the only campaign that has beaten Donald trump once, twice, three times. Republicans, together we have a choice. We are blessed with a deep, talented, honorable field. For the candidates who have not yet won a state… I ask you to prayerfully consider our coming together, uniting. For those who have supported other candidates, we welcome you on our team standing united as one. That is the only way to beat Donald Trump."
Across the board, the consensus is that it's time for conservatives, constitutionalists, libertarians, liberty-seeking Americans to UNITE NOW and there's one way to do that...
CR: Members of the conservative intelligentsia are all pulling their hair out over Donald Trump. For the entire week, they lectured us on the need to save the Republic and stop Donald Trump from destroying it. They told us that whoever comes in third place tonight must drop out so the second place winner can have a shot at consolidating support to beat Trump. It is clear that anyone who held that view coming into tonight’s election desiring to retain a shred of intellectual honesty must call on Rubio to drop out.Tomorrow is today, America. And it's a time for choosing. The narrative is now reset: Cruz is the only one who can beat Trump and everyone else should unite behind him. Finally, a narrative that makes sense!
First, let’s say off the bat that Trump was still the clear winner tonight – both in states and delegates. No matter what happens he will be tough to beat. Name ID matters and Trump has gotten an incalculable degree of media coverage over the past year.
However, there are signs of vulnerability. In almost every state, according to exit polls, the late deciders broke against Trump. In Oklahoma, a closed primary state where Democrats can’t vote and where Cruz actually spent some time and money getting his message out, Trump was beaten pretty uniformly across the state. If Trump continues to deflate and someone goes up against him mano-a-mano, the Donald can at least be challenged for his plurality in the delegate lead going into the convention.
What is also clear is that, while it will be hard for anyone to beat Trump, there is zero chance of him being beaten with Rubio and Cruz splitting the opposition. Of the two, who should be the person tasked with taking down Trump? ...
Bottom line: there is no way someone can seriously contend that Trump must be defeated at all costs and still refuse to call upon the others to leave the race. In addition to winning states and having the second most delegates, Cruz is the only one who can win back enough of the conservative voters Trump is winning, as witnessed by Oklahoma and as demonstrated by Cruz’s speech tonight. ...
So at this point, the Florida Senator is just siphoning off votes from Cruz without winning a significant amount of delegates. ... Cruz has amassed a tremendous amount of money to go one-on-one with Trump in the long-run and a two-man race would change the entire narrative of the race. Trump could no longer standout as the only man tapping into the outrage relative to a crowded field of “politicians.”
Tomorrow morning we will find out whether our conservative friends in the media really want to defeat Trump or whether they care more about perpetuating the status quo. It will be a time for choosing.
Here's what it all boils down to, folks...
"Our President should make us all proud, should inspire hope in all of us. We can nominate a Washington deal-maker, profane and vulgar, who has a lifelong pattern of using government power for personal gain, or we can nominate a proven conservative, who has fought consistently for working men and women and to defend the Constitution."We can accomplish this united, and we must UNITE NOW.
Related links: A Time for Conservatives to Unite
An Open Letter to Marco Rubio
Bill Kristol says there’s only ONE way to stop Trump!
WATCH: Lindsey Graham says it may be time to RALLY BEHIND TED CRUZ to stop Donald Trump
Cruz: GOP needs to ‘come together’ to beat Trump
So far, Trump wins open primaries and Cruz wins closed … and the calendar is starting to change toward more closed primaries