Switch said it best in The Matrix
[For the benefit of all you skimmers out there, here again is the link to Josh Kraushaar's piece in National Journal]:
After Trump’s decisive defeat in Wisconsin, it’s difficult to see how any Republican can clinch the nomination before Cleveland. Trump needs to win an outright majority of the vote in his home State of New York [more like run the table], sweep the Northeastern States in April, win Indiana’s pivotal May 3rd primary [I wouldn't count on that], and finish strong in delegate-rich California [where he's only up by eight points]. Cruz needs to demonstrate that his Wisconsin momentum translates into the Northeast, his most difficult region. John Kasich, who has no shot at winning a majority of delegates, simply needs to win somewhere outside of his home State to enter the convention with some momentum. The likelihood of stalemate has never been higher.
Cruz is currently lauding the breadth of his GOP support — getting Jeb Bush and talk show host Mark Levin backing the same candidate is one of his new favorite talking points — but he may soon find his newfound allies will become fair-weather friends if he can’t comfortably cobble together a majority of delegates at a convention. Even some of the uncommitted delegates whom Cruz’s campaign helped elect have said they’d consider other candidates after a first ballot.
But for another candidate to take advantage of convention chaos, it would take an outsider who would be an acceptable second choice for both Cruz and Trump supporters. Ryan is too much of a Washington insider. Mitt Romney is too close to the establishment. Marco Rubio is disliked by too many Trump supporters. Walker, who performed the feat of campaigning for Cruz while avoiding criticism of Trump, is one of the few Republicans left who fits the bill. Don’t be shocked if the candidate who played kingmaker in the Wisconsin primary could end up becoming king in Cleveland.
Except for that same nagging little problem of Walk not having earned a single vote or a single delegate. Not that he couldn't or wouldn't have, of course - he did run for POTUS, for a couple of months last summer - but, tragically, he never caught fire nationally, largely due to the unforseeably terrible timing of jumping in in the Trumpmania cycle. I was a hardcore Scott Walker fanatic - I may have been the first, or among the first few, voices of any size, shape, or stature to start talking up a Walker presidential candidacy way back in the fall of 2013. He had everything - executive experience, proven record of conservative policy accomplishment, Tea Party street-cred of not just fighting the Left head-on but repeatedly kicking their asses - substance and a positive, sunny, optimistic, twinkle-in-the-eye style. Ronald Reagan's ideology, updated for the twenty-first century, and his temperament, if not his personal charisma. He should have been the next president of the United States, and definitely the consensus, hands-down choice for the GOP presidential nomination.
But Donald Trump f'd that all up. And, therefore, Walk quickly ran out of money, the donors dried up and went elsewhere, and that was that.
Much as I wanted to see a President Walker, it ain't gonna happen this way. Nor should it. Nor will it. It's almost as though Josh Kraushaar wasn't paying attention to what Walk did in the process of playing kingmaker in Wisconsin: He endorsed Ted Cruz. You know, the man who has earned 6,263,349 Republican votes and 517 delegates and stands for the same things the Wisconsin governor does.
I'd like to think guys like Kraushaar are just trolling for column fodder and comment flame during this current month with a single primary. Because if they really believe this "establishment white knight" crapola could ever happen and would ever be accepted by the actual delegates, who aren't stupid and do know what's at stake with Trump's attempted hostile takeover of the party, then they're way bigger morons than I want to give them credit for being.