Friday, April 15, 2016
Cruz’s Pyrrhic victory in Colorado will be the death knell of his campaign
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
By definition a, “Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has been victorious in some way. However, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit.” Ted Cruz won a Pyrrhic victory in Colorado.
The blow back from Cruz’s big victory in Colorado is causing his campaign to meltdown across the whole northeast. The false bravado by those in the media who insist that the Colorado disaster has stopped Donald Trump’s momentum and shifted it to Cruz is embarrassingly silly.
Aside from the fact that there have been no primaries since the Colorado Disaster, the polls measuring voter sentiment in upcoming primaries show Cruz getting buried all across the northeast and Trump’s approval ratings at record (for him) high levels.
The startlingly stupid comments from one of the Colorado GOPe officials who helped arrange Cruz’s “big but voter-less” victory has turned into another log on the fire burning down Cruz’s campaign. You cannot flip off offended voters by cavalierly advising them to “Go ahead, burn down the Party” and not expect to be hit back. The problem for Cruz is that since the Colorado official is not running for anything, Cruz stands alone as the only target for voter anger.
It is indeed ironic that Cruz’s remark about “New York values” that played so well to the jealous New York haters in the Midwest is now serving as a “bloody shirt” for New York and northeast voters to rally around to show their contempt for Cruz.
What’s worse for Cruz is the “help” he is getting from the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. These two otherwise professional talkers are frustrated by the fact that they can’t smooth things over and make people love the unlovable Ted Cruz. Consequently, they won’t stop trying even in the face of continued failures that show the more they talk up Cruz the more we dig in our heels against him.