Then there was only Trump. Barely 12 hours since Ted Cruz dropped out of the GOP presidential race, Ohio governor John Kasich has done the same, according to several sources. And that makes it official: Reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald J. Trump is running for the GOP nomination unopposed. The AP is reporting that Kasich will make an official announcement soon. Even though he lasted until what you could call a second-place finish, the governor never really caught on with voters. Even this morning's Kasich Star Wars Day video somehow couldn't help. Calling him “a conventional candidate in an unconventional race,” the The New York Timesreport suggests that Kasich's longevity was more of “a testament to his unbending refusal to drop out” than any momentum behind him as a candidate. Discuss
Last night, after losing yet another primary election to Donald J. Trump (this one in Indiana), GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz suspended his bid for the White House. In his concession speech, Cruz told his supporters: “Together we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we’ve got. But the voters chose another path.” His departure virtually eliminates any threat to Trump’s now-presumptive nomination. And even though Ohio governor John Kasich, as of now, remains in the race, the GOP side appears to be shifting already toward the general election. There, however, things aren’t as clear. Even though Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton still holds a large delegate lead over her opponent Bernie Sanders, last night she lost to him in yet another state primary. Discuss
Well, folks, we may have reached peak Trump. The Donald earlier today suggested that fellow-GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s father fraternized—conspired?—with Lee Harvey Oswald before the assassin killed President John F. Kennedy. Trump’s source appears to be a National Enquirer picture of Rafael Cruz passing out pro-Fidel Castro literature with Oswald. The gregarious candidate said on Fox News:
His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being—you know—shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this? Right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don't even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it.
I mean, what was he doing—what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.