Monday, April 11, 2016
Colorado Cancels GOP Caucus (kind of). . . Hands Win to Cruz
The Colorado GOP tweeted "We did it. #NeverTrump," then quickly deleted it.
Could it be that the Republican Party machine in the State saw that Trump may win, and pulled the plug to stop it? Could it be they could care less about what the voters want? The Republican Party's will be done.
The voters didn't get to participate at all. Their voice means nothing in Colorado. This is the State that went to Santorum in the 2012 Election. The Republicans weren't going to chance a Trump win, so they took it to the State Convention, where Cruz won all of the delegates.
I get it. We are not a Democracy. But we are not supposed to be an oligarchy, either, and this was the kind of move you would see from oligarchy ruling elites.
Let's break it down.
The decision was actually made last year, but nobody seemed to see it coming. Basically, the people's vote was cancelled, and the politically savvy were left to make the decision. The idea was that if a brokered convention was on the horizon, Colorado's delegates would remained unbound - making them a valuable asset in such a situation.
When it went to State Convention, Cruz got the delegates, and Trump called it unfair.
Cruz captured all 34 delegates (37 when it goes to the national convention) at a series of seven congressional district meetings this month and the state party convention Saturday in Colorado Springs.
Knowing what was going on, Cruz's people worked behind the scenes to make it happen, without inexperienced Trump ever being the wiser.
With Marijuana being legal in Colorado, maybe they feared all of the caucus goers would be high - so they couldn't trust them.
To Trump Voters, this was an obvious elitist move by the party elite. A message to the voters that the party plans to do what it wants, despite what the voters want. "Take the candidate we decide to give you," seemed to be the message from the GOP. "Like it, or not." All it does is confirm to Trump Voters why they like Trump. They are angry with the Republican Party's elitism, and this is an example of exactly what they are Trump Supporters.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Vote at 2016 Caucus - Denver Post
Angry Donald Trump Blasts Colorado GOP Results as "Totally Unfair" - Denver Post
Trump Erupts as Cruz Sweeps Colorado without Votes - World Net Daily
Colorado GOP hastily deletes 'Never Trump' tweet following sweeping Ted Cruz delegates victory - 7News Denver