Cruz, Kasich Team Up in Shock Stop-Trump Partnership

The campaigns of Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced an agreement Sunday night to coordinate their efforts to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination before the Republican National Convention.

“To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico,” Jeff Roe, Cruz’s campaign manager, said in a statement late Sunday.

The Kasich campaign sent its own statement minutes later.

More… Cruz Coordinates with Kasich to Block Trump – Breitbart

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Best Presidential election cycle ever!


    I need that chant on a looped MP3

    • It demonstrates to me that neither Cruz nor Kasich have the stamina to be US President in these troubled times. If they’re going to let a bunch of radical protestors and anti-free speech Media scare them into treating Trump like a sworn political enemy (rather than simply another opponent in the contest for the GOP nomination) then I think it’s a pretty clear sign that they just don’t have “the right stuff”.

      Cruz and Kasich are shrinkers — cowards — they’ll back down when they are faced with any Media criticism or radical protest should either of them be elected.

      • BeukendaalMason

        And yet it was Cruz who put in the work to capture all of the “left behind” deligates and work the Colorado primary to sweep it, while Trump slept and then cried about all of the work Cruz did. I dont recall Cruz changing any of his positions (multiple times) when there was a hint of backlash (penalizing women who have abortions, healthcare and education being governments #2 and #3 priorities). And yet Trump had already treated all of the other candidates as “sworn enemies” long before (I guess it is all of the paling around with Democrats). The ironic thing I would find with Trump winning the Republican nomination is he would do so with less than 40% of the Republican primary vote and much of those who voted for Trump were “Independants” and Democrats.

        • Clink9

          “would do so with less than 40% of the Republican primary vote”

          But still way more than Cruz got.

          • The Left in Canada is likewise famous for advancing that erroneous “40%” argument in our own elections. Either these people can’t do math or they are being deliberately deceptive — the fact is when there are three or more candidates 40% is huge. 50% or more should be the expected bottom line when there are only two candidates.

            It’s simple math: 100 / 2 = 50; 100 / 3 = 33. In the latter case anything above 33% gives you the lead, and 40% would be a landslide.

          • Clink9

            40% is YUGE.

          • V10_Rob

            Harper and Trudeau each became PM with the same percentage (within 1%) of votes. Guess whose victory was ‘totally illegitimate’ and whose was ‘a resounding landslide’.

        • What Colorado primary? My understanding is that under their system no vote was held.

          Trump didn’t treat them as “sworn enemies” — in one of the early debates he stated that if Cruz was elected he would be willing to serve as VP (this was long before the debate where all the candidates were asked if they would recognize their opponents should any of them be elected in their stead — interestingly the weasel Kasich was the only one who fudged on that question).

          This whole thing is about free speech, and politically enforced Maoist “political correctness” — Trump didn’t conform to that and that’s what all the hullabaloo has been about from day one.

          • BeukendaalMason

            Actually Colorado had a Caucus, then another (county), then another (representative district), and then another (state Caucus). Its just that the “brilliant” Trump couldn’t figure that out with the manual with all of the rules that was handed to him (and all of the other candidates) and failed to organize his delegate candidates (plus firing his Colorado campaign manager during it doesn’t help, but remember he only hires “the best”… whom Trump called an “idiot”).
            And yet before that and later he said that he wouldn’t help any other candidate (and “probably run on a third party ticket”) if they won the nomination (and has said so again recently). But then again who would vote for that face, I mean, common, look at it…
            And yet Trump feels that North Carolina should give in to “Maoist ‘political correctness'”… oh wait he took that back and changed it to “it should be up to the states”… nope back to “they (North Carolina) are going to pay a big price”… boy, he changes his opinion quicker than Kerry… wait, he might change it again if it will help him get votes…

          • Clink9

            All that and he still beat Cruz.

          • Naturally if the GOP rejected him he’d have no choice but to run on an Independent ticket — I think that was the context.

            As far as Trump changing his mind — I couldn’t care less. I’m not an ideologue — I’m not expecting a perfect Prez, nor someone who I will always agree with.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I’ll just come out and say it.
            You’re kind of an idiot.
            The Colorado GOP is OPENLY speculating that they might have to hold a do-over today because of the excessive AMMOUNT of irregularities in this year’s caucus.
            Yeah, “TEH RULES!”

          • BeukendaalMason

            The GOP is speculating that they might have to redo it because Trump is crying about it so much. Even of there were no “irregularities” Trump would have still lost in a landslide. Trump fired hos “idiot” (his words) Colorado field leader a week before the caucus and left himself no one to contact his voters and inform them when to show up. Therefor no matter how many “irregularities” (they always exist amd only those who care about them fix them) there was no one at any of the caucuses

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            You will be the one crying tonight.

          • BeukendaalMason

            Why cry? Because Trump will win a few more delegates he will fail to ensure are on “team Trump” or that the fraud case against Trump University is going to trial and Trump will have to testify to his involvement?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Nobody cares about civil trials, but we do care about theft of the nomination.
            Cruz will never be President.
            Do you mourn the loss?

    • lolwut?
  • dance…dancetotheradio

    They’ve already lost.
    Stop being assholes.
    Clinton is the worst thing that could happen.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Not only have they lost, but I bet that neither Cruz nor Kasich wins another primary that you would actually need voters to win.

      Trump will now have over 1,400 delegates on the first count.

      This is actually good news because Trump just can’t eek over the finish line, he has to crush them, and this will do it.

      • Kasich is vetting VP candidates – what does that tell you?

        • Clink9

          He’s delusional?

          This election just jumped the shark like Fonzie.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          It tells me he’s nuts.

          • I think Kasich is dangerous — I think he’s “the weasel in the hen house” as it were. He’s up to no good, and in bed with Bush, Romney, GOP et al for a “palace coup”. In every interview on Fox he keeps saying that “there are no Convention rules” and that the rules will be established at the Convention itself. I think he’s right about that — every Convention votes on the rules for that particular Convention.

            But I’m just a Canuck learning the intricacies of your system.
            What say you?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I say what you are saying.
            Kasich is a weasel and hasn’t won anything other than his own state.
            He’s a tool of the establishment wing, and Cruz is being used as a tool by the establishment that will get discarded as soon as his usefulness is over.
            Cruz won’t be back after his Senate term is over. His own party betters will want him gone ASAP after the election.

          • Everything will add up to disaster for the Party. Eg. at least Cruz was effective as a Senator on conservative issues (from what I’ve read anyway).

            The only solution is for them to get behind Trump.

            Memo to the GOP:
            Trump is not going to bring back the KKK — he’s not going to start “lynching niggers”. If you want to see “niggers” being lynched then go to Libya — Hillary’s favourite holiday location.

        • Clausewitz

          Kasich doesn’t “abuse” cocaine, he just likes the smell.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Tuesday is going to be awesome, again.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Tomorrow’s going to be just that exciting.

          I wonder how Trump sweeping the table clean with Kiasch’s face will be spun by the Trump haters as some kind of victory for Cruz.

          Best election year ever!

          Mexico’s U.S. Ambasidor is getting kind of twitchy again.
          I hope President Trump revokes his diplomatic credentials, and doesn’t bother to get around to appointing a new American Ambassidor to Mexico (Obama’s appointment isn’t getting Senate confirmation so that slot will likely remain vacant until 2017).
          That would be epic.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            It’s apparent from the progression of the polls that Trump is getting stronger and stronger.
            It doesn’t seem linear, either.
            More exponential.
            I’m overreaching, but, there is starting to seem their is an air of inevitability that people realize.
            Even that fuck head, Bill Kristol, is ramping up his third party ruminations.
            Somebody needs to slap that bastard.

  • canminuteman

    Good luck with that “uniting the Republican party” thing.

  • mauser 98

    Ted will regret this…GOP will backstab him good
    Kasich is GOP disposable dishrag
    GOP RINO’s will scuttle all of them ….then help Hillary

  • Ron MacDonald

    This will probably backfire on Cruz.

    • Dave

      It’s showing him to be the douche bag he really is.

    • V10_Rob


      Not sure what the game plan is, though. Have Cruz and Kasich somehow formally merge their campaigns and pool their delegates —> Kasich gets top billing while Cruz (despite the vast majority of pooled delegates being his) is consigned to being the bitch of the relationship —> Cruz is eased out, because of reasons —> Meanwhile, Trump’s delegate lead is politiced away at the convention —> Kasich is the anointed GOP savior.

  • Clink9

    These two classy guys are showing true leadership.

    In Canada the equivalent is taking your road hockey net home.