We reported yesterday that while Rubio had officially ended his campaign, mathematics will eventually end Kasich’s. After the second Super Tuesday, it would be impossible for Kasich to garner enough of the remaining delegates to secure the nomination.
That didn’t stop him from claiming during his victory speech in Ohio that he would go to the RNC with more delegates than the other candidates. Pulling such a feat would be possible only if, as The Onion joked, Kasich is able to find other states where he’s a beloved multi-term governor.
While Cruz initially was closing the gap between Trump’s delegate count and his own, the second Super Tuesday exacerbated that gap. While it’s not impossible for Cruz to win the nomination at this point, it’s pretty darn close to impossible.
As the Gateway Pundit noted: Senator Ted Cruz would need 87 percent of remaining primary voters to win the nomination.
Here’s a breakdown, courtesy of the Dallas Morning News:
No wonder Trump doesn’t see any point in doing any more debates.
As for Kasich, maybe he can salvage his chances by taking a page out of the Democrat’s book and capture the dead demographic.
UPDATE: It was pointed out to me that the Dallas Morning News’ calculations were flawed. There are 1,061 delegates remaining, meaning Cruz would need to garner 77.8% of the remaining delegates, not 87%. Thank you to Cliff Turner for the correction.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]