Halperin: After Super Tuesday, ‘It’s Mathematically Difficult’ to Stop Trump

‘Ted Cruz has to figure out how he couldn’t beat Trump or Rubio in South Carolina and yet somehow he’s going to beat them in places like Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma’

SCARBOROUGH: “Well, there is no — and, again, why in the world should Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz get out of the race when they have been so close in all three contests? And as far as John Kasich, people are — you know, your usual suspects that are trying to clear the field, they are already saying John Kasich needs to get out of the race. The strength of John Kasich doesn’t even — we don’t even see that until we get to the Midwest so Kasich isn’t going anywhere, either.”
HALPERIN: “None of them are. And I’ve talked to all three camps about where they think things stand. And again, I think the central miscalculation is by Super Tuesday and then two weeks later, Trump may have not just won a lot of states for more momentum but he may have so many delegates that it’s mathematically difficult to see how anybody could stop him, particularly if he does win those winner take all states. It’s — it’s a puzzle for the party because, again, look at the limited polling there is, all three of them seem to do very well, particularly Cruz and Rubio, one on one against Trump. But he is very well positioned now in these upcoming states and to go back to your question about the evangelical vote — I mean, Ted Cruz has to figure out how he couldn’t beat Trump or Rubio in South Carolina and yet somehow he’s going to beat them in places like Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma, where Trump’s strength is going to be, I think, at this point every bit as much as it was in South Carolina where he won decisively.”

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