The super Tuesday results are all in, and despite the Trump blowout, the delegate counts are closer than ever.
Prior to super Tuesday, Trump commanded over four times as many delegates as Cruz: 82 to 17. Today, Trump leads 316 to 226, an advantage Cruz has reduced to a ratio of 1.4:1.
One of the issues Trump has flip-flopped on is his treatment of the other candidates. After a vicious debate with Cruz and Rubio last Thursday, Trump took an unusually different tone during his victory speech last night.
As Western Journalism reported:
After what can only be described as a very successful Super Tuesday evening for presidential candidate Donald Trump, he took to the stage at his Mara-a-Lago resort to give a victory speech that was not only celebratory, but also conciliatory towards his GOP rivals.
In particular, Trump reached out to Texas Senator Ted Cruz and congratulated him for his hard work in Texas. “I do congratulate Ted Cruz, because I know how hard Ted worked in Texas,” he said.
And while Trump has identified himself as a “unifier” in the past, tonight it was a central theme to his message. “I am a unifer,” he said. “I would love to see the Republican Party and everybody get together and unify.”
Here’s the full speech:
The race isn’t yet over on the Republican side of the aisle, but it’s tightening and continues to entertain.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]