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Old 04-25-2016, 12:02 PM
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APR 25 2016, 12:10 PM ET
Cruz and Kasich Not Completely Devoted to Cruz-Kasich Alliance
These fools are already back peddling.


by LEIGH ANN CALDWELL

Kasich talks about alliance with Cruz 2:47
The alliance between Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich is already seeing fractures.

Just hours after the candidates announced a plan to deny Donald Trump from delegates in upcoming nominating contests, Cruz and Kasich are showing that they aren't fully committed to the idea.

One of the critical states in the agreement is Indiana, a state that votes May 4 and is seen as being a critical contest to keep Trump from winning the necessary 1,237 delegates. Cruz and Kasich agreed that Kasich would not compete there and cede the state to Cruz.

But at a diner in Philadelphia Monday morning, Kasich said he wouldn't direct his voters to support Cruz in the Hoosier State - a critical decision that could have the most weight in the state.

Related: Why the Cruz-Kasich Alliance Could Backfire

"I've never told them not to vote for me. They ought to vote for me, but I'm not over there campaigning and spending resources," Kasich said. The Ohio governor will still be on the ballot in Indiana.

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Kasich said the purpose of the agreement is not to help the other get elected but to better allocate resources to ensure an open convention.

"But look, this is a matter of resources and, you know, we're running a national campaign and we want to apply our resources where we think they can be used most effectively and it's all designed to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president," he said.

Donald Trump, who says the two rivals are colluding to keep him from the nomination, quickly reacted to Kasich's remark.


Cruz wouldn't throw his support behind Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico, two states where Cruz vowed to stay out. He also said the agreement was about resources.

"Well listen this is a nationwide campaign and we're making a decision where to focus our time, energy and resources. We are now focused very, very heavily on the state of Indiana," he said. "It is significant that John Kasich is pulling out of Indiana and allowing us to go directly head to head with Donald Trump."

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And at his campaign rally in Warwick, Rhode Island Monday, Trump unleashed on both Cruz and Kasich, continuing to call the system "rigged" and "fixed."

"And actually I was happy because it shows how weak they are. It shows how pathetic they are," Trump said of hearing the news. "Honestly, it shows such total weakness, and it's pathetic, when two longtime insider politicians, establishment guys whether you like it or not, have to collude, have to get together, to try and beat a guy that really speaks what the people want."

"How do you give a guy (the nomination) who's millions of votes behind Trump, who's 5 or 600 delegates behind Trump?" Trump added, speaking of Cruz.

After criticizing how Kasich eats pancakes, Trump knocked him for running a distant third. "You can't give it to Kasich because you can't give it to a guy who's one and 50," he said, referring to the number of states he's won.

The Democratic National Convention also injected itself into the interparty fight. Spokesman Mark Paustenbach wrote in a statement, "Wow, that didn't take long. Cruz and Kasich's desperate attempt to stay relevant - despite the fact they mathematically have no chance of winning the nomination without plunging their party into further chaos - has already fallen apart. The GOP is still in denial. Trump hasn't taken over the party— their leadership over the years has promoted the divisive policies that allowed Trump to flourish."
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:06 PM
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Lol, already falling apart. The media certainly likes to spin stuff don't they?
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Cruz and Kasich = total idiots, both of them.

We knew it before but now they made it blatantly obvious.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by bdan68 View Post
Cruz and Kasich = total idiots, both of them.

We knew it before but now they made it blatantly obvious.
Why because your candidate who you admit to not kmowing uch about how he is going to make America great again and just assume he will mightnot be able to seal the deal? Who's fault will that be if he doesn't win 1237?

The deal Kasich and Cruz have made was purely a tactical one to not waste resources. I didn't hear anywhere they decided to tell their own voters to vote for the other one. This is just wasted space design to get clicks.
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Whatever it is was, it makes both of them look bad in most voters eyes. This will only help Trump. If the deal was made solely for the purpose of saving money, then why was a formal announcement to the public necessary?
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Originally Posted by bdan68 View Post
Whatever it is was, it makes both of them look bad in most voters eyes. This will only help Trump. If the deal was made solely for the purpose of saving money, then why was a formal announcement to the public necessary?
Because Kasich cancelled two events in Indiana. Do you think reporters and his supporters would like to know why?
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Both parties have their own version to put party first which can go against the voters choice. Politics has developed a worse reputation than a used car salesman. They are all liers and cheats. That's what we settle for....sad.
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Worse than Lawyers even! Which of course, most of them are.
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The deal Kasich and Cruz have made was purely a tactical one to not waste resources. I didn't hear anywhere they decided to tell their own voters to vote for the other one. This is just wasted space design to get clicks.
You are really reaching. The same as your candidate. Be objective. It's ok to call it what it is and still support your guy without blinders on.
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By the way. The media doesn't have a vulcan mind meld on everyone. You like to say how the media feeds and twists everything and everyone in the nation "buys it". Maybe there are people that are putting 2 and 2 together without the need for media persuasion. It is that blatantly obvious that we don't need the media to spell it out for us.
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