Sunday, April 17, 2016

GOP’S ‘PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE’? Trump’s campaign mgr Corey Lewandowski makes powerful argument that party must pick Trump, rejects criticism over delegate rules

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Corey Lewandowski, “Ted Cruz does well in places where party bosses get to set this rules. 
There are people out there that don’t have the privilege of writing checks to the state party, but their votes should count the same.”  These are devastating and simple arguments people can understand that will persuade a lot of folks that GOP insiders have rigged the system to stay in power. 
Fox News reports Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Sunday dismissed criticism about his team failing to understand GOP delegate rules and declared his candidate the party’s “presumptive nominee."

Lewandowski told “Fox News Sunday” that the Trump campaign indeed comprehends the rules -- which vary among states and sometimes apply to conventions, not primaries or caucuses.

Nevertheless, he thinks the rules are not always fair.

“We understand what happens,” said Lewandowski, arguing primary challenger Texas Sen. Ted Cruz does better in state contests in which “party bosses pick the delegates,” not the voters.

He added: “There are people out there who don’t have the ability to write a check,” to become a convention-picked delegate.

Trump, Cruz or Ohio Gov. John Kasich will need 1,237 delegates to win the Republican Party nomination.
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Like I said in a prior post, Cruz supporters can cry rules are rules all they want.  Trump is winning the rhetorical battle, a technique the GOP establishment is woefully inadequate given their track record of getting their asses kicked by Democrats rhetorically most of the time.