Shadow battle for delegates turns to Colorado, Cruz holds edge

April 9, 2016

The shadow battle for Republican convention delegates turns next to Colorado, where a days-long selection process will culminate this weekend — and once again, it seems Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has the edge.

While Donald Trump still holds a wide delegate lead in the GOP presidential primary race, his Achilles heel has been a perceived weakness in his ground game. Seeking to capitalize on this, Cruz has outmaneuvered Trump lately in the behind-the-scenes battle for delegates in places that don’t assign them through traditional primaries or caucuses.

Enter states like North Dakota, and now Colorado.

Both eschewed traditional primary elections and instead held conventions — where delegates not necessarily bound to any candidate are selected. Cruz saw this as an opportunity anyway to get allies elected to the slate, banking on their support in the event of an open convention.

88 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Eddie says:

    COLORADO VALUES!!! Our next President TED CRUZ—34 Con artist and clown Trump—0

  • stan lee says:

    The Trumpster got away with plenty of boastful, “almost” promises upon his entry into the race. After that, all that happened on the debate stage was name-calling, and ridicule, most of it coming from Mr. Trump. That made the debates a circus, where arguing happened and substance was missing.
    But, Trump jumped out to his lead early and debater or no debater, he’s still in the lead if all of his votes stay committed.

  • Anthony says:

    well maybe he was right when there a comment that Colorado people and a few other states were not fast thinking people, they were slower then the average. But he could be in for a surprise.

  • Mary & Tracy in Maryland says:

    If everyone would take the attitude that they own their own children the left could not overcome you. Monitor everything they get from school and talk to them daily over dinner about what happened in school today. Stop some of the excess sports playing until you get things under control. I raised 7 children and we had dinner every night at 6 and THEY KNEW TO BE THERE. No ball caps allowed or electronic devices allowed at the table. This applied to grandchildren also.I never tried to be their friend. I was their mother who was in control of my own home and children.All 7 children became responsible adults and parents and contributors to society. No druggies. Everyone has to do this to restore the country.

  • Connie Tomas says:

    if trump wins it will be a miracle cause no news people back him… they’d rather defend idiots like obama who has totally destroyed this country …. who hates the White race except those who pays his salary while jetting all over the world like the big shot joker he is laughing all the way to the bank for how he fooled the Whites who voted for him a second time

    1. bobnstuff says:

      The media has given Trump more air time then all the other candidate combined and you are complaining? I don’t know where you live but my local paper does not like Obama, never has. If the media says unkind things about Trump it’s because he can’t stay on message and keeps flip flopping. What the media says isn’t as important as how many times they say his name. If they truly didn’t like him they just wouldn’t talk about him.

  • Cookie Vranish says:

    Well, I’m not surprised that lying Ted is working the shadow areas again. He always is going to be slipping around behind you! A good Christian, heh?

  • ItsJo says:

    This Republic of our citizens is “SO TIRED” of the ‘Political Animals’ that have Continued to LIE to us, in order to get our votes is Totally DISGUSTING, and that’s WHY “Trump IS resonating with “We the People”.

    .Our very own Reps we sent to Congress have sat by idly, and Watched Obama take down this nation deliberately as he’s BEEN trying to bring about “America’s Demise”

    This inaction when we gave the GOP, BOTH the House/Senate, and they STILL DID NOTHING TO STOP OBAMA. They ONLY care about their OWN cushy jobs/perks/healthcare/pensions/Kickbacks from Lobbyists & Big Business/ and being able to “Continue to amass their OWN personal fortunes.”

    For those reasons above, this is WHY they are ALL trying to STOP Trump, as he is NOT a politician, and NOT of their “Good Ole Private Club”, that will KEEP THEIR STATUS QUO, so they can continue w/their OWN agendas.

    Trump has shined the light on the “D.C. Cesspool of Corruption of BOTH Parties, that WANT another One of them, to be able to continue Corruption, that they feel TRUMP will NOT allow.

    1. Reasoned thinker says:

      ItsJo — I congratulate you on what I believe is a simply FANTASTIC assessment of the situation we ALL face . . . both in Washington D.C. and in the entire country! Trump is absolutely the means by which this wonderful country can begin to unify again — It is simply STUNNING to consider that there are actually people in the U.S.A., who are unabwi. .,our at some folks think that an to come together will bthis county he severe sevrity errity of the

  • Mary & Tracy in Maryland says:

    Every one will have to make a hard decision after we see who comes out of the Convention. We must keep in mind the good of the country. Not Voting is exactly what they want the Trump people to do. Never a third party, the Dems will win for sure.Hold your nose and vote republican and hope we can save the country. IF Trump wins help in any way you can to support him. There will always be someone trying to get rid of him. The Court system is awful at every level so don’t count on them for anything.

  • Hambone says:

    Why do these politicians like Turd Cruz have the same stupid pose. Donald Trump is the only one that will make a positive difference for America. Anyone else will be just the same garbage we have been dealing with for so long. Donald J. Trump 2016!!

  • Seedman says:

    Donald Trump is not the problem solver he purports. Trump is more like a Democrat than anything else; especially in the slanderous way he campaigns. Mona Charen is correct in that Trump is unfit for the nomination. Stephanie Cegielski is right in that Trump does not know policy.

    1. Frankdidit says:

      And you have completed ZERO research on Trump. I suppose you are a Cruz Fan? If your are then you know nothing about him either.

      1. bobnstuff says:

        I have done a lot of research on Trump and I don’t trust him. He is a cheat, a bully, a gambler and a fraud. If you go back from his beginnings when Daddy gave him his money and look at his history you see a man who gambles at every turn. Sometimes he wins and sometime he loose. He is clueless as to how people live in the real world. He can’t keep his lies straight. Is he Pro Choice or Pro Life? Is he a supporter of universal health care? What he stands for today my or may not be what he stands for tomorrow. He sure isn’t a republican old school or new. The party doesn’t believe in him and doesn’t trust him. The republican party is not a grass roots party and never was. The top runs things and the rest of use can either go along or go away. It’s been that way for years.

        1. Cookie Vranish says:

          The party, is nothing without us. You seem to be hypnotized by their leaders but myself and millions more of us are not. We expect that our votes will mean something. You are correct in that the party leaders are extremely arrogant. This may be an eye opener for them as we are mad as hell and won’t take it anymore. We gave them everything they claimed they needed except for the President. We couldn’t do that because for two different election cycles they wanted us to vote in losers. This time we want to pick our own candidate!

          1. bobnstuff says:

            You seem to believe that primaries are a right and run by our government when they are run by the party for the party and as a member of the party you really have no rights. In Pa you don’t even get to vote for a candidate just for someone to send to the convention. Think of the party as a company you work for, you can say what you believe the company should do but the boss can blow you off and there is nothing you can do but quit. I have been an elected member of my local republican party and seen it from the inside. The leaders are truly arrogant and do not believe in the voice of the people, they don’t respect you and in fact look down on you as the unwashed masses. If you don’t believe me look at the history of the parties. You can protest as much as you want but in the end you have no real power. Cruz understand this, Trump doesn’t but he is learning. If you want a voice become a democrat, they are the grass roots party, look at how they treat Bernie, they do really like him but he gets a far shot. Watch how they run things, They try to include a wide range of views and don’t play the my way or the highway card.

    2. PC Bob says:

      Trump would be the perfect Democrat candidate! As such, MAYBE he could edge Killery out, Sanders, too, perhaps. But, as a Republican he just plain sucks! I don’t know any stanger way to say it. He is NOT a conservative and anyone who thinks he is has only oatmeal where his/her brain should be. There, I finally said it! Say hello to the next potus, HRC!

      1. Cookie Vranish says:

        What is a conservative? Can you give me a definition? So far I see what the establishment calls a conservative. That is a person holding a Bible in one hand and a knife in the other hand to stab you in the back. That to me is a phony.

    3. Cookie Vranish says:

      It is fruitless to try to convince a fruit anything! Goodby!

  • Jeanette Eaton says:

    I totally agree that, if things continue the way they are going, the election is already over and we are all doomed. I totally don’t see why those stupid people who think they are so smart, can’t see “the handwriting on the wall” I have tinnitus and cannot hear very well, but, I guarantee you that those in “high places”, either don’t even have as much more hearing ability to hear as I do, or they just plain aren’t listening….maybe it’s a little bit of both….maybe it’s a LOT of BOTH! There is no more ” Grand Old Party”, and it certainly isn’t the Republican Party of 50 years ago, when I decided that I wanted to be one…….or maybe it is and we have all had the blinders pulled off of our minds’ eyes so we couldn’t be able to “see” just what has been going on. I want my vote to count! I voted for Dr. Carson in our Arkansas primary, and while he is no longer running, I believe that that one vote of mine counted. If they continue to follow the road that they are traveling, then my vote will not count (at least the way I want it to)! I cannot not vote for ANYONE who is or has been part of the Washington establishment. That includes Clinton, Sanders, Cruz, Kasich, and Rubio. To vote for any one of them is to choose a terrible life for my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. It’s so easy not to consider them, especially the great -grandchildren, if you are younger than I am, because they aren’t here yet, and most people are thinking in terms of the “here and now”…..”how can we get our piece of the pie, now”? If the pie gets eaten up now, there definitely won’t be any left for those who are not here yet. “Reasoned Thinker”.. you are correct in your assessment of what will happen if those stupid people don’t stop their manipulating. I don’t want to go to the polls and not enter a vote. I would have to put Trump in as a “write in” or as a Third Party entry, but either way, it would be a vote for Hillary. The true Republican Party will no longer exist and this country will no longer have a chance to be the GREAT country it once was and that Mr. Trump envisions. This country will implode right before our eyes. I suggest that people read “The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire”….or because of it’s length of it , a synopsis of it….then get the daily newspaper out and just compare the two.. I just hope people wake up before it is too late.

    1. Reasoned thinker says:

      Jeanette Eaton — I had the good fortune to come back to these topical postings (i.e., the ones we are all adding comments to), and in reading through the responses on this entire topic (i.e., the ongoing political fiasco by Republicans, which everyone is witnessing nowadays), I found your comments (immediately above) to my initial posting (a few hours ago . . . also above). Thank you very much for your expressions of agreement with my assessment of what will likely happen in the November election . . . in the event that the Republican Party’s “elders” continue down their current path regarding Trump. Both sad and funny, in a weird way, isn’t it?

      I totally agree with you, as you might well imagine, regarding the importance of NOT going to the polls without voting at all ………….. but, instead, doing the “right thing” by voting for the candidate that can do the best job for our country now! To simply vote for a “Republican,” in order to vote a “party line,” will NOT punish the Republican Party (i.e., Establishment people), who are currently struggling to use every means at their disposal to undermine Trump’s candidacy. It’s maddening, isn’t it?

      Without any doubt (in my opinion, anyway), Mr. Trump IS THE GUY. He’s fearless about the task — he CAN do it! The U.S.A. is facing serious problems right now, and I’m very confident that Trump is the ONLY candidate out there equipped to deal aggressively with those who disagree with his (very logical) methods to FIX this county’s manifest problems.

      1. Jeanette Eaton says:

        Not only all of the above but I truly believe that for the Republican Party to come out on top….that is, to win, in November, despite what is being written in the press, I believe that Mr. Trump is the ONLY one out there who can “TRUMP” Hillary!

        1. Reasoned thinker says:

          Jeanette Eaton . . . Totally agree! Go Trump.

    2. Frankdidit says:

      Thank you. Finally someone on here with some brains.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal says:

    This doesn’t matter all that much, a struggle in futility, neither one of them will get the nomination, then the G O P will insert their puppet.

  • Mary & Tracy in Maryland says:

    As a person who has been involved in local and State politics for over 50 years I can tell you the moral decline of the country is greater every year. The average voter knows nothing about how to judge a candidate and is overwhelmed by the media lies that they are confronted with daily and hourly. We are not educating the young about these matters and it will not get better for a long time unless every older person makes a point to help educate the young. Don’t be afraid to tell the youth “no”.Don’t laugh at their stupid actions and words. Take control before they control you. Why are we so willing to let the young run our lives?Looks to me that Trump has done a good job with his kids.

    1. Paladin says:

      Unfortunately we’re not allowed to educate the young to be morally upright and personally responsible citizen, it goes against the indoctrination agenda the left has imposed onto the public education system. The intolerant left vehemently attacks anyone who expresses a non-leftist opinion, more so when they are just speaking factual truths, like yours. And I do agree with you, it looks like he done real good with his children.

  • J.W.Lee says:

    Just a bit skimpy on the objective/verifiable details here…Just the facts please! At this point it’s all idle speculation and little news on all fronts.

    Approximately 895 delegates remain from which Trump & Cruz may draw to void the convention hopes of the RNC/Kasich. That said, the (magic) 1237 is still awaiting a claimant.

    With Trump at 743 and Cruz 520; they need 494/717, respectively; and of the 895 available (pre convention)…that’s approx. 55/80% needed, respectively, to clench the deal.

    The “Shadow battle” delegates (referred to) amount to abt. 168 of the 895 remaining or about 19%. Long odds withstanding…Kasich is the “spoiler”…likely assuring us of a convention to make a final determination.

    It’s always been the RNC/GOP-RINO’s fight to remain relevant (and in control)…and this simply reflects that effort. A last gasp…I pray.

  • louann says:

    Shame on Colorado delegates! I’m from Colorado.. Wake up! Our votes dont count. Were the stupid ones.Americans millions are stupid. They are smarter then us. They will choose for us? Go for it. Dont forget we will never forget.your going to make our world better. American dont matter! Shame!

    1. Frankdidit says:

      If you are still in Colorado, let me know. I would like to send you some info on Cruz. Aka Lying TED.

  • del says:

    Either one would be 100 percent better than the old crook clintom

  • Mary & Tracy in Maryland says:

    The lineage goes from father to son. That is why Obama was not eligible either. Both fathers were not citizens when sons were born.Give information on Penn. law suit. I have been all the way to the Supreme Court over Obama. I know how it works. The Highest court won’t accept a case. Several have been presented and denied to be heard.

    1. Kathleen Hagerty says:

      Unfortunately for us, the American citizens, the moral fiber of our country has been pushed aside. Our system of government works beautifully if the citizens are law abiding and do the right thing. Obama and Cruz have no business being president. Again, if we are law abiding and have a moral character, we would be in a different place. This is very sad for me to watch.

  • Steve Gifford says:

    It appears to me that Cruz has aligned himself with the establishment Republicans. I know that has been obvious lately but I am talking about how he has so strongly followed the parties attempt to ruin Trump that he has quit being who he was before. I am nearly 65 years old and for the first time ever I have stopped calling myself a Republican and just been saying I am an ultra conservative. The Republicans are now what we have Called RINO’s. The Republicans are at war with the choice of the conservatives. They are CINO’s “conservatives in name only”. They are the ones that are engaging in voter fraud by trying to steal away our choice. If they want us back on their side they need to let the election play out without them orchestrating it outside the voting booths.

  • Taking care of business! says:

    Colorado, being too close to California, has become the nation’s latest la-la land. I think all those skiers have hit one tree too many, while West Coasters have been rattled by too many earthquakes.

    1. Frankdidit says:

      I want to remind you of two things about California. #1. Land of fruits and nuts. #2. California is and has for some time now the largest insane asylum in the world. The only way Trump can win in Calf. is if the fruits and Nuts are tired of Gov. Brown.

      1. bobnstuff says:

        Trump can win the primary but will never win the election in California. It’s a state that will go with the Democrats. The republican party there is very small so it makes no difference who is running they will vote Democrat.

        1. Frankdidit says:

          Hey Bob, I agree with you at this moment. However, I keep hearing that the tax payers in the land of fruits and nuts are very unhappy with Gov. Brown. He is taxing their asses off and I hope this will be demonstrated in the election.

          1. bobnstuff says:

            If Trump is the candidate he is dead in the water. The Hispanics won’t vote for him, over half the women hate him, the libs sure won’t so all he has are white straight males. He looses. Cruz would do no better.

          2. Cookie Vranish says:

            Well if you are right, what can you do? It looks like you should find some sand to stick your head in. The rest of us are going to try to elect Trump!

      2. Taking care of business! says:

        So true.

  • kathy diamond says:

    They read the Constitution, they just don’t follow it. All Mouth, nothing else. These Damn Delegates are as crooked as they can get. We need to vote on this system after this election. Keep it simple, as MOST PEOPLE INCLUDING MYSELF WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE MOST VOTES WIN. What a mess

    1. Kathleen Hagerty says:

      Trump is the only candidate not in this for himself. He will bring great change for our country if given the chance. His mis-steps on twitter, etc. pale in comparison to the large issues like illegal immigration, trade deficits and Christians being suppressed. Trump will bring a positive change to these issues!

      1. kathy diamond says:

        Kathleen Hagerty, Once more !! THOSE DAMN DELEGATES !! there lies the problem. All these years I really thought WE THE PEOPLE VOTED FOR PRESIDENT, I’m embarrassed but I do think after this election The People should DEMAND NO MORE DELEGATES.

        1. Kathleen Hagerty says:

          My question is, “Do we the people have a voice?!”

          1. kathy diamond says:

            Kathleen Hagerty, I hope so. At least it does my blood pressure good to think so. WE BETTER DAMN WELL HAVE A SAY

          2. Frankdidit says:

            Depends: Here is some info for you and others’

            Q: How many times was a president elected who did not win the popular vote?

            A: It has happened four times.

            FULL ANSWER

            The 2000 election was the most recent when the candidate who received the greatest number of electoral votes, and thus won the presidency, didn’t win the popular vote. But this scenario has played out in our nation’s history before.

            In 1824, John Quincy Adams was elected president despite not winning either the popular vote or the electoral vote. Andrew Jackson was the winner in both categories. Jackson received 38,000 more popular votes than Adams, and beat him in the electoral vote 99 to 84. Despite his victories, Jackson didn’t reach the majority 131 votes needed in the Electoral College to be declared president. In fact, neither candidate did. The decision went to the House of Representatives, which voted Adams into the White House.

            In 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes won the election (by a margin of one electoral vote), but he lost the popular vote by more than 250,000 ballots to Samuel J. Tilden.

            In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received 233 electoral votes to Grover Cleveland’s 168, winning the presidency. But Harrison lost the popular vote by more than 90,000 votes.

            In 2000, George W. Bush was declared the winner of the general election and became the 43rd president, but he didn’t win the popular vote either. Al Gore holds that distinction, garnering about 540,000 more votes than Bush. However, Bush won the electoral vote, 271 to 266.

      2. Reasoned thinker says:

        Kathy Diamond — (also Kathleen Hagerty) — I like this idea of getting rid of the delegates. What’s the history of all that, anyway? Anyone know? Why not simply have the delegates “mirror” the popular (i.e., peoples’) votes? What am I missing here? I mean . . . voters are going to the polls to vote . . . during all these (so-called) primaries, anyway.

        Also, what’s up with the snarky stuff we are all hearing about regarding the Cruz-peoples’ slimy attempts to “pre-screen” delegates WHO WILL VOTE FOR CRUZ . . . before placing them (somehow?) on the listing of delegates (North Carolina?) at all? What the heck? Is that the way things are done?

        Kathleen . . . I fully agree with you about your observations concerning Trump on Twitter. I mean . . . give us a all a break, eh? Trump’s comments on Twitter “pale to insignificance” . . . compared to what we all see happening to our country now! Go Trump 2016.

        1. Frankdidit says:

          I am afraid what everyone is missing about the delegates is this, IT IS NOT AGAINST ANY FEDERAL OR STATE LAW FOR A DELEGATE TO SELL HIS/HER VOTE. Money money money.

          1. Reasoned thinker says:

            Frankdidit — Thanks for your response to my question about about the attempts (in N.C.) to “pre-screen” delegates. I see your comments to me about the selling of votes . . . as well as the underlying issue about “money,” What I really do not understand . . . and what I was seeking to better understand . . . is how such a system got started in the first place? Also, the underlying methods used? etc., etc.? Clearly the “buying” of votes would appear inherently wrong, as a practiv to b ology g Really, I do not understand how that sort of system has been developed? woreb bthe r tt

          2. Frankdidit says:

            I am glad I could furnish you with some info. I do not know how this ever began, buy delegates.

          3. Reasoned thinker says:

            Frankdidit — OK. Thanks again. Go Trump 2016.

  • Gale says:

    Anyone that would vote for another lying, back stabbing sleaze politician is either brain dead or brain washed.

    1. bobnstuff says:

      It’s either sleaze politicians or a sleaze business Dictator who can ‘t keep his lies straight and likes to see how many people he can tick off. No matter who wins the people loose.

      1. Triple J Jackson says:

        You want to see what real loss is. Watch what happens when the Gop screws Trump like they have been instead of getting behind him and coaching him to be a great leader “and he is a great leader” they are scared of him And try to destroy him. So they The GOP Themselves ARE TO BLAME for the Hell we all will endure when Hillary is put in. Then Obama will Go off to head the NATO and the NEW WORLD ORDER Will begin. Then it will be JUST LIKE Hitler’s Germany in America. But it will be Christians. And honest Black folks and honest White folks led to the gheatine and off which your head. This is all planned. Look up the American Gheatine not sure if I spelled it right. But keep smoking your pot and not giving a hoot Colorado and hide and watch! Its all falling right in place!

        1. Reasoned thinker says:

          Triple J. Jackson — I totally agree with you on the points you make about Trump . . . and the way the GOP has been attempting to deal with his candidacy. Needless to say, the GOP has NOT been treating Trump fairly. What’s going to happen, in my opinion, is that the Trump supporters (like myself and many others I know) are going to either do a “write in” for Trump on the ballot in November 2016 . . . or vote for him as a “third party candidate.” Either way, the GOP loses the ENTIRE war. So stupid of the GOP! Then watch, as control of other political positions drain away from the GOP too . . . and as the GOP is soon rendered ineffective to control anything. The GOP better start embracing a REAL candidate of our party. . . or accept the fact that it (i.e., the GOP) is really on a downward trajectory for many (future) years. I have been a Republican for over 50 years . . . when I see us “Republicans snatching defeat from the hands of victory,” AGAIN, it simply makes me sick to my stomach.

          1. Triple J Jackson says:

            I sure hope he can pull it off.. But if he don’t I sure wish y’all wouldn’t do that just write in who EVER they PUT republican in just to stop Hillary. And Trump will come back in four years and fix what ever is screwed up still. But we can’t take 4 more years of Hillarobama

          2. ItsJo says:

            The GOP does NOT care IF Hillary gets in criminally, by their trying to OUST, the OUTSIDER-Trump. They Want ANOTHER POLITICIAN in there to protect ALL Politicians that currently:

            “Feed Off the Taxpayer’s Public Trough, like Pigs.” So they NEED a Professional Politician to KEEP what they have…Cushy Jobs/Perks/Healthcare/Pensions
            Kickbacks from Lobbyists/Big Business, as they ALL of BOTH Parties, continue adding to their OWN personal Fortunes.




          3. Reasoned thinker says:

            ItsJo — I agree with your perception that the RNC (in its seeming desperation to somehow deal with the relentless rise of Trump) is trying now to “sabotage” Trump by using Cruz-Kasich. It is weird, really . . . supposedly, Cruz has been one of the “hated” among the Republicans BY ELECTED Republicans, right? Funny . . . now . . . how things have changed, when “priorities” change, eh?

            I agree that the RNC appears now to prefer the election of (even) Hillary over Trump . . . amazing, isn’t it? It appears to me that the RNC is frightened that Trump will effectively “overturn” the RNC’s gravy train.

            How to fix this mess?????? Voting Trump in 2016 would be a GREAT first step. Also . . . term limits is probably an excellent way to rid ourselves of the “career politicians,” right?

          4. ItsJo says:

            Yes Reasoned Thinker, your post is Correct. NO politicos should serve MORE than the 8 years JUST as a President can. *8 years, turn’em, and burn’em” as they MARRY these Lifetime Careers off the backs of WE THE TAXPAYERS, as they “ride the gravy train for Life”……BOTH PARTIES…

          5. Reasoned thinker says:

            ItsJo — Got it. Thanks. Go Trump 2016

          6. ItsJo says:

            Thank you Reasoned thinker…..I think WE are on the same page!

          7. Cookie Vranish says:

            I like your ideas but if we have to rebel, the congress has to be a casualty also. Don’t vote for any Republican Senators or Representatives. It must be a total massacre of their party. We will hurt doing this but what is the difference if we have to continue the BS. We may as well teach them a lesson!

      2. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

        I will be happy with Trump the dictator as he overturns most of if not all of Obama’s garbage. He will have to be dictatorial in order to do it, and I will enjoy the screaming from the left-wits, and their media. The whinnying from that group will be music to our ears. The only losers will be left-wits

      3. Frankdidit says:

        Not True. Do some home work. If to lazy I will inform you about lying TED the outsider. Ya right.

        1. bobnstuff says:

          Ted has never work in the real world and sleeps with Wall St. He is an inside from start to finish but he doesn’t play well with others. Not one of the front runners in either party is very good but some are worse then others. Trump is a gambler and bully. He has no problem ripping people off and brags about it. Bernie is from outer space and a dreamer if he believes any of his dreams will come true. Hillary is Hillary, enough said. Kasich is the only one who seems sane but not by much. There is no one to vote for but a bunch to vote against.

    2. Gary Smith says:

      Which one is the lying,back stabbing sleaze?

  • Mary & Tracy in Maryland says:

    When will the media wake up? Cruz is not eligible to be president. Read the Constitution.

    1. Gnowark says:

      Even barry soetoro says that; and hitlery is angry that sanders lies about her by telling the truth (only about her). Isn’t turnabout strange?

    2. Kathleen Hagerty says:

      Exactly! And how has Cruz gotten along with others in the Senate? He hasn’t proven himself as Trump has done over the years. Many don’t understand Trump because they aren’t on his level of expertise and intelligence. Trump is the only candidate that can affect real positive change. Others will not be affective or good for the country AND they’re in it to promote themselves. Trump only cares about what is good for America.

      1. jimmyv65 says:

        The fact thst cruz has not gotten along with the senate is a plus, neans he is fighting the establishment. I like Trump as well, but his behavior latey is a turn off, he cabt insult everyone that does not agree with him. We have had a narcissistic leader the last 7 years, dont need another. Someone needs to coach him

        1. Frankdidit says:

          Hey Jimmy, me again. What you prefer, Trump who speaks and sounds like a lot of Americans or Lying Ted. Ted is not an outsider. For proof, let me know.

          1. jimmyv65 says:

            I think both Trump and Cruz have their good and bad points, I will vote for either one over whatever socialist the Dems try to run. That said I wish Trump would stop acting like a spoiled brat. He cant always start the name calling and personal attacks every time things dont go his way, that is very childish, and wont serve him well if he wins

      2. kathy diamond says:

        Kathleen Hagerty, YES, HE WILL BE A PRESIDENT ” FOR ” THE PEOPLE

    3. jimmyv65 says:

      I did read and yes he is eligible and that has now been proven in court as he won his eligibility ruling two weeks ago

      1. Mary & Tracy in Maryland says:

        You are confused. He is not a natural Born citizen. His father was not a citizen when he was born. Show us the info on the law suit.

        1. jimmyv65 says:

          His mother was though, and it does not say both parents must be. The court case was in Pennsylvania

          1. Frankdidit says:

            Hey Jimmy, I don’t know where you read what you say you did but their interpretation is the section that the court and several law firms use to answer this question. But here is what I found’ You will see where it states both parents. Apparently they don’t like the one I am sending to you.

            See Book 1. Chapter 19, Section 212 of Vattels “Law of Nations” follow this link below. Obama is not an “Natural Born Citizen”, neither is Ted Cruz, nor Marco Rubio. This document was relied on by the framers of our constitution for their understanding of and use in that same constitution and capitalization of “Natural Born Citizen” as being absolutely manditory to hold the office of President and Vice President of these United States of America. It is especially to be noted that Both Parents must be citizens of the U.S.A. Additional sources also make the case that “Citizenship” Follows the Father, Not the mother.

            Vattel’s Influence on the term Natural Born Citizen

            Vattel’s Influence on the term Natural Born Citizen

            Vattel’s Influence on the term a Natural Born Citizen What is a natural born citizen? Where did the framers come up with this term? Where was it used before?

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          2. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:

            If both parents have to be natural born citizens how is is it fair that a Mexican woman can come here, have a child and stay? Is that a fair way to do business?

          3. Frankdidit says:

            I guess you are not aware that Trump wants to do away with the anchor baby crap. And no, it not a fair way to do business.

          4. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:

            I am aware and I hope he does it if he is elected.

          5. jimmyv65 says:

            In its first naturalization statute, Congress declared that
            “the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond
            the sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered
            as natural born citizens.” 1 Stat. 104 (1790).

        2. PC Bob says:

          Barack Hussein Obama’s father was ALSO not a citizen; he claimed “Kenya’ as his home, even though at the time there WAS no such country! He was actually a British subject! Yet, somehow, HE became the president. SO, I guess there are different rules for different party’s, huh?

          1. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:


        3. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:

          Was not his mother a U.S. citizen?
          If Obama’s mother was a U. S. citizen, even though he was born in Kenya, he is ineligible, too. The Hawaii birth certificate is about as real as green cheese on the moon.

    4. Hambone says:

      The media is the vehicle for the establishment to push their garbage agenda down our throats. They are owned by the establishment and are not allowed to report on facts but only what they are told to report on. That is why when you see something going down, whip out the camera phone, record the event, and plaster it all over social media. That is the only way we the people, and the truth, will have a voice in America.

    5. PC Bob says:

      You MAY be right, but then what about Obama? He is no more qualified than Cruz, according to your opinion. His father was NO citizen and his mother was too young to qualify as one, too.

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