Supporters of the insurgent campaigns of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have many things in common, but that doesn’t mean Trump supporters will back Cruz if he gets the GOP nomination.
Already conservative bloggers and their constituents, cock sure of the inevitability of a Trump presidency, are floating conspiracy theories should Trump not make it to the White House, or even secure the GOP nomination: The GOP elites stole it from him; The lamestream* media only tells lies about him; Hillary is a surrogate of the Satanic Anti-Trump forces—bought and paid for. The theories never end.
Trump supporters likely will never have to make the choice between their savior and Lyin’ Ted Cruz: Donald Trump will surely mount a third party run if he doesn’t get the GOP’s endorsement, his ego simply will not allow otherwise. Trump supporters will get their ride on the Trump wave until it ultimately crashes on the rocks of the 2016 general election.
Dump Trump And Lose With Cruz
If the eventual GOP candidate loses to Hillary Clinton as polls are showing, Cruz loses to Clinton by less. Though Cruz is widely despised and even seen as more dangerous than Trump, the GOP’s calculus for nominating him is to save face, stand by conservative principles, and prevent further damage to down-ticket Republicans. Again, factor into this equation a third party run and both Trump and Cruz lose to Clinton by an even larger margin.