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run against each other in states where the other guy has a trump chance of beating in a one-on-one race. ted cruz is now, effectively, in a one-on-one race with donald kasich said john that he will not go hard in the state. d new mexico cede and oregon. john kasich thinks the states to his centrist brand of politics and that he has a better chance. of course, this with a goal of keeping donald trump under the magic number. >> we will know if the strategy is that you. is it too little, too late?
effective. is is it too little, too late? >> somebody wondered aloud if it was too little, too late. manyan look at this in different ways. it was credit for a long time -- crowded for a long time. there is an argument to be made that the field started to thin and having an arrangement like this with the candidates competing in certain states and not in others, they might have slowed trump. why are we talking about this today? is there any precedents with this type of strategy?
>> it is unusual for an opponent thinge together and, a that is important is that this fuels the argument donald trump is making on the campaign trail, that the party establishment is going behind the closed doors and they are trying to steal. when you have something like view, with, in plain these campaigns basically saying that this is what they are doing, it adds the fuel to donald trump's argument. >> this seems to feed into that. >> it really does. >> they are focused on a delicate battle and it is not something a lot of people
understand. it is difficult to make this case on those grounds. when you have people say they are working together to take down donald trump, it is easier for them to understand and digest and get angry about. >> let's take a look at the primary. they new mexico primary is on june 7. how will this play out? , according to out the plan set in motion, there will be a victory in indiana and it is far from a sure bet. new mexico.ve
for kasich to win that, depending on how california turns out, it may keep trump under the magic number. in california, most are by district and you have micro-primaries across the state . it is possible they would split the delegates. if kasich and crews are successful, you would have 1237 andump below below 1200, where they can make the case that he has not done what is needed to get the nomination. >> ted cruz talked about how a woman responded to the strategy. from theyou hearing campaign and the staff? >> this will sharpen lines. in indiana, there has been
anxiety with ted cruz and his allies . it is a choice between ted cruz and donald trump. they mustn indiana, win. even if they don't necessarily say that out loud. sullivan, who covers politics for the washington post, we will look for your reporting online as well as in the newspaper. they give for being with us. tuesday, live coverage from the senate armed services committee on the joint strike fighter program.
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ted cruz of editor texas held a campaign rally at gateway high school in monroeville, pennsylvania, on saturday. [applause] sen. cruz: god bless. god bless the commonwealth of and sylvania. sen. cruz: and let me say , something that is profoundly painful for someone who grew up as a fan of the houston oilers. god bless the pittsburgh steelers. [applause] thank you for the
terrific job you're doing leading our team in pennsylvania. i want to think all the patriots standing up today to fight for our country. [applause] thank you. know, you can tell a lot about a word by looking at its roots. if you look at the roots of the word "politics," there are two part. poli, meaning many, and tics, meaning blood sucking parasite. [laughter] [applause] sen. cruz: and that is a fairly accurate description of washington, d.c. but we are here this morning for something a lot more important than politics.
we are here because our country is in crisis. because we are bankrupting our kids and grandkids. because our constitutional rights are under assault. and because america has receded from leadership in the world. and i am here this morning with a word of hope and encouragement all across pennsylvania and all across this country, people are waking up and help is on the way. [applause] this next election is going to come down to 3 issues. jobs, freedom, and security. let's start with jobs. [applause] i want to take a minute to talk
to all of these single moms who are working to end three part-time jobs. who have seen your hours forcibly reduced to 28 hours because obama kicked in at 30 -- because obamacare kick in at already hours a week. [boos] sen. cruz: i want to talk to all the truck drivers, all the plumbers and mechanics, all the steelworkers hens union members, all the members with calluses on your hands who have seen wages stagnating year after year. yet somehow the cost of living keeps going up. yet somehow your paycheck doesn't seem to keep pace. i want to talk to all the young people who are coming out of school with student loans up to their eyeballs, scared. can i get a job? what's my future hold? and the mainstream media, they
try to tell us this is the new normal, this is as good as it gets. well is the people of pennsylvania know, that is in -- an utter lie. [applause] sen. cruz: it's easy to talk about making america great again. you could even print that on a baseball cap. but the real question is, do you understand the principles and values that made america great in the first place? [applause] sen. cruz: the heart of our economy is not washington, d.c. the heart of america is small business. if you want to unleash the economy, you lift the boot off the backs of the next of small businesses. [applause]
sen. cruz: if i'm elected president, we will repeal every word of obamacare. [applause] we are going to pass commonsense reform that makes health insurance affordable and portable and keeps government from getting in between us and our doctors. [applause] sen. cruz: and we are going to pass a simple flat tax. [applause] sen. cruz: so that every one of us can fill out our taxes on a postcard. [applause]
sen. cruz: and when we do that, we should abolish the irs. [applause] [applause] now apparently the irs not too popular in pittsburgh. [laughter] i have to say that is a bit of a prop because both hillary and donald trump have come out for higher taxes. [boos] you know what, have we got into this mess to begin. cruz: now apparently the
irs not too popular in pittsburgh. [laughter] i have to say that is a bit of a problem because both hillary and donald trump have come out for higher taxes. [boos] sen. cruz: you know what, have we got into this mess to begin. we are going to rein in the epa. [applause] sen. cruz: and the federal regulators who have descended like locusts on farmers and ranchers and small businesses, killing jobs all across this country. [applause] sen. cruz: pennsylvania is an energy state. [applause] sen. cruz: being a texan, i know a little bit about that. you look back to it years ago, when barack obama promised if he was president he would bankrupt every coal-fired plant in america. [boos]
sen. cruz: it's amazing that may be the only campaign promise obama has come close to beating. the war on coal from the obama administration is wrong. [applause] sen. cruz: america is the saudi arabia of coal, we are the saudi arabia of natural gas. the federal government should not be working, trying to destroy the livelihood of millions of americans who depend on the energy sector. [applause]
sen. cruz: energy is key to bringing manufacturing back to america. low cost energy means jobs. [applause] sen. cruz: we are going to stop amnesty and end sanctuary cities and end welfare for those here illegally. [applause] we will see millions and millions of new hiking jobs. we will see jobs coming back from mexico, coming back from china. we are going to see manufacturing jobs coming back to pennsylvania. wages rising once again. we're going to see young people coming out of school with 2, 3, 4 job offers. [applause] we'll see morning and america again.
[applause] the second thing this election is about his freedom. [applause] with the passing of justice scalia, it underscores the stakes of this election. is not just one, but two branches of the federal government that hang in the balance. if you value religious liberty, the right to live according to our faith and worship god almighty without government giving it away. [applause] [chanting] [applause] sen. cruz: if you value the second amendment right to keep and bear arms--
now, you know, two days ago, hugh hewitt asked all of us about religious liberty, and donald trump turned to me, and he said, " ted, i've done a lot more politicians than you have. " well, in that, he is clearly correct. donald trump is a washington insider who has been supporting liberal democratic politicians for 40 years. [applause] i have no experience with that. and, when donald trump is writing checks to jimmy carter , i was of ronald reagan still in grade school.
but, donald continued and he to religious comes liberty and the supreme court, you have to learn to compromise and cut deals with democrats to go along to get along. -- me be very clear i will not compromise away religious liberty! and, i will not copper way -- compromise away your right to keep and bear arms.
now, let me ask if anyone here is frustrated with politicians to keep lying to us. they make promises and they betray us. examplellary is a great and we have seen the pattern of talking good on the campaign trail and they get in office and they betray us. usald trump is betraying before he gets elected. donald trump went on the today show and agreed that grown men should be allowed to use the little girl restroom.
now, that is nuts. listen, this is not a matter of republican, democrat, conservative, or liberal. as the father of young girls, i can tell you that it doesn't make any sense to allow grown men strangers to be in the bathroom of little girls. it is political correctness on steroids. donald told us he would be the most politically correct person on earth.
haven't we had enough of the nonsense? how about common sense and telling the truth? a third critical issue is security and we have seen an administration that abandons friends and allies and shows week this and appeasement to our friends and enemies. donald trump explained to all of us that, if he was president, he would be neutral between israel and the palestinians. clear that, as president, i will not be neutral.
chief. over the last seven years, we have seen our military weaken, readiness is undermined, morale of the troops plummets, and, as a nation, we have seen this before. we have seen jimmy carter undermine the military and ronald reagan came into office. what did he do? he cut taxes and the economy took off and generated trillions in new generate -- in new revenue and he rebuilds the military, bankrupting the soviet union and winning the cold war.
i intend to do the same thing with islamic terrorism. we are going to repeal obamacare, past the flat tax, bring amnesty, bringing new jobs and manufacturing jobs to america, raising wages and generating trillions in new government revenue and we will use that to rebuild our military, so that it remains the mightiest fighting force on the face of the planet.
what we have seen over the last seven years as a president sending fighting men and women into combat as of engagement where arms are tied behind their back and they cannot defeat the enemy. it is wrong and immoral and, mark my words, in january, it will end. to every soldier, sell your, -- marine, police officer, firefighter, and first , the era of a
has not been boring. we started with 17 republicans and it was a talented and what a contrast to the democrats -- diverse field. what a contrast to the democrats exclamation went -- democrats !xclamation points -- democrats there is a wild eyed socialist and bernie sanders. over the course of the last year, the primary narrowed the field.
we stand here today is only two people who have any plausible path to winning the nomination. myself and donald trump. republicans are coming together and uniting behind it this campaign. nationwide, 60 5-70% of republicans recognize that donald trump is not the best candidate to go head-two-ahead with hillary clinton. that donald trump loses to hillary clinton, and he loses by double digits. if i am the nominee, we beat hillary clinton.
[applause] sen. cruz: a poll showed hillary clinton eating donald trump in utah. utah may very well be the brightest red state in the entire union. at the republican candidate cannot carry utah, we are headed to a walter mondale-level bloodbath. contrast, head-to-had between me and hillary clinton, we are beating hillary clinton in key swing states. [applause] sen. cruz: in the state of ohio, donald loses to hillary clinton. we beat hillary clinton. in the state of iowa, donald
loses to hillary clinton. we beat hillary clinton. in the state of wisconsin, which has not gone republican in a presidential race since 1984, donald loses to hillary clinton by 10 points. at 44-44.d i are tied in here in pennsylvania and other classic battlegrounds, donald loses to hillary clinton. hillary and i are tied in these date of pennsylvania. [applause] sen. cruz: and let me tell you right now, we are coming back here in october and november and if we stand together we are beating hillary clinton in pennsylvania.
applause] now, it you may have heard a couple of days ago, the state of new york voted. and the media reported with breathless excitement that donald had won his home state. it was very exciting. the media and immediately said, new york city has spoken. the race is done. i think donald and the media believe pennsylvania is a suburb of manhattan. i have got a whole lot more faith in the men and women of
pennsylvania. [applause] the eyes of the entire country are on pennsylvania right now. pennsylvania has a platform, a megaphone to speak to the country. and we face a choice. do we want the nominated andidate, who is a phony who is telling us he is lying to get behinde want to a strong, positive, optimistic, forward-looking, conservative campaign? [applause] sen. cruz: with real solutions to the economic albums in this country.
you know, if you have a car that is broken down in the driveway do you want your neighbor to come over and start yelling and screaming and cursing at the car? or do you actually want someone to lift the holiday and fix the engine? we do not want a nominated candidate to hands the general election to hillary clinton as a christmas gift. donald trump may be the only person on the face of the planet that hillary can beat. do each of youy on tuesday. it is a pivotal day. come out and vote for me 10 times. now look, we are not democrats. fraud.t suggesting voter but you know, if