The State Of Indiana Is Ted Cruz’s Firewall
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential hopes hang on Indiana. All are saying it even Ted Cruz himself is saying it.
Ted Cruz is all in when it comes to the Indiana primary.
Following a disappointing performance in last Tuesday’s primaries in five northeastern states, the U.S. senator from Texas is betting his presidential campaign’s viability on winning the Hoosier State, even as he publicly vows to stay in the race “for the distance – as long as we have a viable path to victory.”
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What constitutes a viable path to the nomination for Cruz, however, is not entirely clear, given that Donald J. Trump is the only GOP candidate with a chance to reach the 1,237 delegates required to win the Republican nomination outright. Whatever path remains is tough even to imagine unless Cruz can claim victory in Indiana on Tuesday.
A victory for Trump in Indiana would be a dispiriting blow for Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the others trying to stop the front-runner at any cost, leaving them with few opportunities to block his path.
“The state of Indiana is Ted Cruz’s firewall,” Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, told the Associated Press. “If he loses tomorrow night, he has to once again try and articulate why he is still in this race when he’s been mathematically eliminated from securing enough delegates to become the Republican nominee.”
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