An electoral map produced by The Washington Post shows Donald Trump has the best chance of beating the Democrats than Ted Cruz.
Marion Lee said: Prayers for Donald Trump. America needs him so much to be our next President. He is not part of the Washington Cartel & Establishment & GOP. Trump will make a great President & protect America.
Here’s what a best-case Trump scenario map could look like:
That map gets Trump to 285 electoral votes and assumes he loses all of the southwestern states — with the exception of Arizona — due to his rhetoric and incredibly poor numbers in the Hispanic community.
Which map — the Cruz one or the Trump one — seems more plausible to you? For me, the Trump map (wins in the upper Midwest + Florida) seems more likely than Cruz’s patchwork of wins in all four regions of the country. Trump’s message of economic populism should — or at least could — sell better than Cruz’s rock-ribbed conservatism outside of the solidly Republican South and plains states.
Establishment Republicans seem to have convinced themselves that nominating Cruz will avert a certain electoral disaster. It might in that Cruz would run a more traditional campaign on a more traditional electoral playing field that would likely endanger fewer downballot Republicans. But the idea that Cruz is more likely to get elected president than Trump is a far iffier proposition.