Our moral and intellectual superiors in Washington make the lame argument that because he has only a plurality of the vote in a multiple candidate race, a majority of Republicans oppose Trump. If so, why has the Ted Cruz campaign failed to catch fire?
In the national polls, Trump was ahead 36% to 20.8% in the Real Clear Politics Average Of Polls the day Rubio dropped out.
Now Trump is ahead 43% to 30%.
In the the six primaries since Rubio dropped out, Trump won 155 delegates and Cruz has won 87, with Kasich getting 6.
Add 34 delegates the Colorado State Party gave Cruz, it is Trump 155, Cruz 121. Even with all the manipulation, Trump picked up 55% of the delegates divvied up post-Rubio -- 62% when voters actually get to vote.
That puts Trump well on his way to win on the first ballot.
So why hasn't Cruz caught on?
Trump: Make America Great Again.
Trump's campaign is about America. Cruz's is about him.
2. Speaking style.
Trump is entertaining and who knows what he will say next?
Cruz is drawing crowds but his nasally voice and droopy face are downers.
Trump does not have one.
Cruz is using the Christian conservative network. Its appeal is limited.
Those are my three reasons Cruz has not caught on. Readers may have more.