All over for Ted Cruz as Trump cleans out Indiana

Ted Cruz’s campaign is over as the funders tell him “enough”. Kasich’s plan to hang in for a contested convention is also in tatters.

Donald Trump, the amateur politician, has handed the professionals their arse and boy are they upset. The same fools who loathe and underestimate the skills of John key are likewise dissing Donald Trump.

The pundits are silenced.

Donald Trump, mocked and minimized by the media for months, dismissed by the pundits as a fringe character, is now the de facto Republican nominee.

While I took him seriously from the beginning, I have to pause and remind myself that a non-politician, a billionaire real estate guy, just beat all these senators and governors and took control of the GOP.

In the end, Indiana was an anticlimax. The only surprise was that Ted Cruz, who vowed to fight on to the convention, abruptly dropped out.

Cruz didn’t mention Trump in his passionate withdrawal speech. Trump called him a hell of a competitor.  

Trump spoke in an unusually soft voice, as if the gravity of what he had just accomplished was suddenly weighing on him. He said we are going to love and cherish each other. The street fighting New Yorker disappeared, at least for an evening.

In retrospect, since Cruz was obviously weighing a withdrawal, it’s hard to understand why he went so thermonuclear in the final 48 hours.

Trump’s victory in a state that the prognosticators once said was fertile ground for Cruz was forecast by media polling, but the loss of drama was more profound than that. The Hoosier state, famous for what Cruz called its basketball rings, was no longer deemed a must-win for Trump.

In fact, news organizations had concluded that Trump had a clear path to the magic 1,237 even if he lost Indiana.

It would be easy to attribute Trump’s win to momentum, and the way he rolled through New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island clearly gave him a winner’s aura.

Trump will now cruise through with momentum and win the nomination handsomely.

He will also now have the space to start attacking Hillary Clinton and eroding her support. Rasmussen already has Trump in front of Clinton.

I still think Clinton has the upper hand against Trump, but everyone thought Trump’s campaign would be long gone by now.

This election is going to be awesome for its nastiness.

Thankfully a reader sent me a Trump t-shirt so I can at least look the part.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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