From the Hill:
"I will say, if it ends up, as I think probably will happen, at a contested convention that we earn a majority, it's going to be critically important then to keep the Donald Trump supporters energized and engaged," Cruz said during an interview on Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect.”
The Texas senator believes his campaign has outlasted those of Trump’s other opponents because he speaks to the issues that are compelling to the front-runner’s base.
"The issues that energize and excite the Trump voters: illegal immigration, securing the border, keeping this country safe and bringing jobs back to America, bringing them back from China, back from Mexico — those issues are right at the heart of our campaign," he said.
"So I believe if I earn a majority of the delegates in Cleveland, that we are going to be able to continue to energize and unite those Trump supporters and get them to come out and vote in November."The RNC is assigning Cruz delegates to Trump slots. They will be obligated to vote for Trump for a few ballots and then magically capitulate.
I have held my nose and voted Republican in the past.
I will need a gas mask this time. The man is venal. Stealing delegates like this is exactly why I hope Trump changes the Republican Party into something honorable again. We keep winding up with nominees who hate the party's voters. Look how both McCain ("wacky birds") and Romney trashed Trump supporters.
And I think most Trump voters will tell Cruz, you "won" the nomination without us. Good luck winning the White House without us.
But this is all hypotheical because Trump is well on his way to winning. That's what he does. Win.