Monday, April 18, 2016

Kasich Campaign Claiming Support Of Majority Of Indiana Republican Delegates

An Indiana consultant for the John Kasich for president campaign is boasting that Kasich has secured the support of a majority of the 54 delegates chosen by an extremely, corrupt, backroom method of choosing delegates to the party's national nominating convention before voters even go to the polls. This should come as no surprise since the persons selected in this backroom process were pretty much controlled by the most corrupt elements of the Indiana Republican Party, which are only concerned about how much money they make from their participation in the political process, not based on any ideological leanings.

"We feel very good about the number of delegates who will support Gov. Kasich on a second ballot," Pete Seat, a consultant to Kasich's Indiana campaign, told the Indianapolis Star. "Electability is an extremely important part of the nomination for the Indiana delegation. The whole point of this is to win the White House. Gov. Kasich has the best shot of doing that." Yeah, right. Kasich has received five million fewer votes than Trump to date and has managed to win just one state--his home state of Ohio.

Trump's campaign is not disputing Seat's claim. "It shows how flawed the process might be if what they’re saying is true, and that the process can be easily manipulated, which is what it looks like they and others are trying to do," said Tony Samuel, vice chairman for Trump's Indiana campaign. "The reason it could be flawed and manipulated in Indiana is because the delegate selection has occurred before the primary voters have spoken. So if they are already being influenced, or came into the process with their choice in mind, knowing what they would do on a second ballot, then they're not listening to or representing the voters."

Sen. Ted Cruz's Indiana organizer, Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute, seems to be under a delusion that there'a a lot of support out there for his creepy candidate. Smith is primarily interested in making sure Trump doesn't get the nomination. "My sense is Indiana is critical to answering that question," Smith said. "I think that Trump does not stand a very good chance. I think Sen. Cruz stands a good chance to win against the presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton."

By the way, it's rather perplexing that the Trump campaign only communicates with people in the media in Indiana who are doing everything they can to make sure he loses badly in next month's primary. I won't be surprised to see how badly bungled his campaign appearances are in this state beginning with his planned appearance in Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon.

11 comments:

Paul K. Ogden said...

I think Cruz is actually a slight favorite to win Indiana. I'm not sure why you think otherwise.

Gary R. Welsh said...

Trump carried every single Illinois county neighboring Indiana. He outperformed Cruz in the Kentucky counties forming the southern border with the state Kasich was more competitive against Trump in those counties than Cruz was. In Ohio, he ran neck-and-neck with Kasich in every county along the Indiana border, winning a couple. Trump also outperformed Cruz in the Michigan counties bordering Indiana's norther border. No, there hasn't been a vote taken in Indiana, but there aren't many signs that Cruz is very popular in Indiana. Most people are frankly just too creeped out by him to consider voting for him.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who accepts money from George Soros or his organizations is accepting evil.

Anonymous said...

He's Eddie Munster, all grown up, and creepy is the perfect way to describe him.

Gary R. Welsh said...

The Kasich-supporting delegates are supporting the election of Hillary Clinton this year. Kasich has made clear that he will re-run the losing campaigns of John McCain and Mitt Romney. They are Republicans in name only. Their personal financial interests will benefit if Clinton becomes our next president. They have no financial interest in electing someone who would shake up the status quo.

bryan brown said...

The GOP would rather lose with an acceptable (at the country club) candidate than win with an unacceptable candidate.

If the first ballot does not determine who, then it is highly unlikely that the candidate will be one who has already been passed over by the voters in so many contests. Sorry Gov Kasich, but this is not the Year of the Rino.

Sir Hailstone said...

I swear If I made a drinking game every time Todd Young mentioned "Marine Corps" I'd be drunk off my ass right now. And it's only halfway thru the senate debate

MikeC said...

I expect Trump will win Indiana.

Anonymous said...

3:52 I think that is correct. We have gone so far to the fringe with asinine Pence that a religious nut job like Cruz will probably do it. This story explains the sudden unexplained explosion of Kasich signs today. I will take Hillary over a fraud like Trump any day.

Pete Boggs said...

The establishment is undoubtedly a Case-Sick...

Anonymous said...

Kasich lost my vote when he went to a rally told about the idiot cop who gave him a ticket for not yielding for a stopped officer, repeated it time and time again about what an idiot the officer was, then the Sheriff of that Ohio County defended his officer and published the car cam of the officer, Kasich lied through his teeth, the officer was professional, polite, and did his job, Kasich was the idiot!
So he exaggerated with this story, what other stoies does Kasich exaggerate about? HUH?


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