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by Stephen Lendman
Trump remains overwhelmingly popular among GOP voters, way outdistancing his rivals. Cruz and Kasich alone remain – allying in a desperate bid to stop him.
Party bosses are committed to anyone but him even though he looks unstoppable. He calls the GOP electoral system “rigged,” saying “this kind of crap (shouldn’t) happen.”
During a mid-April campaign rally, he said “the economy is rigged. The banking system is rigged…The (whole) system is rigged.” It “has nothing to do with democracy.”
Neocons Cruz and Kasich are colluding to block Trump’s nomination. They’ll stay out of each other’s way in upcoming primaries.
Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said “(o)ur path, its time and resources (are focusing on) Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead.”
Both candidates will concentrate efforts in states where they’re strong, conceding others, hoping to take more delegates from Trump this way, forcing a brokered convention if the strategy works.
A Trump campaign statement said “(i)t is sad that two grown politicians have to collude against one person who has only been a politician for ten months in order to try and stop that person from getting the Republican nomination.”
It’s more evidence supporting his contention of things “rigged” against him. On Sunday, he tweeted: “Wow, just announced that Lyin’ Ted and Kasich are going to collude in order to keep me from getting the Republican nomination. DESPERATION!”
He gained momentum winning nearly all New York delegates. He’s favored to sweep Tuesday primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island – then take Indiana, W. Virginia, Oregon and Washington in May.
California’s June primary is key with 172 delegates at stake. New polls show him way ahead of Cruz and Kasich. Winning big could clinch a first-round nomination.
Trump seems headed to become GOP nominee unless shenanigans yet to unfold stop him. Dirty politics in America makes anything possible, a system too venal to fix.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.