During "Hannity" on Fox News Wednesday night, columnist Pat Buchanan said that taking the nomination away from Donald Trump at a convention would be like "the heavyweight champion there with his gloves over his head and the award going to the guy lying on the canvas."
Which is exactly how any hard working, common sense American would think the process should play out.
"Donald Trump has got millions and millions more votes than any other Republican candidate. He's won all these primaries. His victories have been massive. His crowds have been enormous," Buchanan said. "Whether we like Donald Trump or not, the guy went out and has won this thing."
Ted Cruz is not doing anything criminal in pilfering delegates and telling them to hold out and all the rest of it. What I'm saying is the American people have perceived a tremendously exciting, interesting contest, and the reality is that Donald Trump won it and everybody knows it. Look at that TV last night, Sean. Are people going to turn around and say now they're going to give it to the guy who was runner-up by 300 delegates? Why?" Buchanan asked.
Cruz and the rest of the Republican Party have put themselves in a situation where they will truly have to "poach and pilfer delegates here and there" as Buchanan says, to revive themselves from the knockout blows that Trump has thrown at the establishment. Cruz has done exactly that and by the laws of our current political equation, you have the emergence of Donald Trump.
For so long we heard how righteous and conservative people like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were, and now the time has come to 'put your money where your mouth is' and they have done nothing but quibble about delegates, rules, and regulations.
Ted Cruz is being forced to justify the GOP's archaic rules and therefore becoming what millions of Americans despise. It is that simple. Instead of laying down his arms, he has truly shown us his true colors. In an interview with Hannity on Tuesday, Cruz could not answer the simple question of how he was gaining delegates in voterless primaries.
Everyone is being exposed in this race. We will all be filtered into groups of those who believe in the people's choice, and those who believe in Washington, D.C.'s choice.