Saturday, April 20, 2024

Bad Week For Trump Good Week For Cruz


Donald Trump has had one of the worst weeks of the 2016 presidential race, which doesn’t help him as the Wisconsin primaries are only a few days away. Ted Cruz’s campaign has been the biggest benefiter of this disaster of a week for Trump, giving Cruz’s campaign a much needed boost and raising their hopes at winning the nomination. A huge loss for Trump in Wisconsin would greatly reduce his chances of securing the delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination before the Cleveland.

“I think the whole country is looking to Wisconsin right now to make a choice in this race, and I think the choice Wisconsin makes is going to have repercussions for a long time to come,” Cruz told the Milwaukee radio station WTMJ on Thursday.

Nothing has gone right for Trump in Wisconsin, from the beginning even before he had arrived in the state he was criticized in interviews with the three most influential conservative talk radio host in Wisconsin. It only got worse for the multi-billionaire as Tuesday Governor Scott Walker, the two-term governor of Wisconsin, endorsed Ted Cruz for President.

Most of the trouble Trump’s campaign has been in recently is of their own making. Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with battery for an altercation with a reporter. Then Trump had to walk back comment he made to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about abortion and how women should be punished for getting one.

“As soon as he stepped foot in Wisconsin the mask finally came off,” said state Rep. Jim Steineke, the Republican majority leader in the Wisconsin Assembly. “Part of it is just the Wisconsin nice. We don’t take too kindly to people who act the way Donald Trump acts.”

The last poll conducted by Marquette University Law School shows Trump holding a steady at 30 percent while Cruz has surged past him in Wisconsin with a 10 point lead. Wisconsin offers 42 delegates, putting it in the middle of the pack of primary prizes. After this state’s contest there won’t be another until April 19th which has given it an elevated importance to it. Though the state has voted for Democrats in the past several presidential elections, it boasts prominent national party leaders including Walker, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

Fox News Latino