Trump in “Yuge” Trouble Because of This

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 1.37.25 PMIn the delegate selection fight Donald Trump is getting “trounced” according to Politico. Even though the state of Indiana has not even voted yet, Donald Trump has already been “shut out” in the delegate fight. If Trump does win the state of Indiana the delegates he wins will be required by law to vote for him on the initial ballot but they can change their minds on subsequent ballots. Things don’t look good for Trump on any subsequent ballots, in fact they look terrible.

Look at what this Indiana delegate had to say about voting for Donald Trump.


“If Satan had the lead on him and was one delegate away from being nominated as our candidate, and Donald Trump was the alternative, I might vote for Donald Trump,” said Craig Dunn, a local GOP leader who is running to represent Indiana’s 4th Congressional District at the national convention in Cleveland. “I’ve always wanted to own a casino, but he couldn’t give me a casino and have me vote for him.”

So maybe, just maybe, Trump could win this guy’s vote over the prince of darkness on a second ballot at the convention. But it’s not just this guy, Trump has failed in several states to get his people appointed as delegates, even in states where he was the winner he has often walked away with a fraction of the loyal delegates Ted Cruz has. Donald Trump is not putting the necessary resources into the delegate fight according to Politico.

Though he’s won more votes and state primaries than rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich, Trump has failed spectacularly to win separate delegate selection battles to his better-organized rivals. Though in most cases, he’s lost because of Cruz’s superior organization, Indiana appears to be a break from the norm. Most of the hostility to Trump there is homegrown.

“I believe we need a candidate that is likable, and I believe we need a candidate that is electable. And at this point, I have not seen any evidence for a general election that Donald Trump is electable,” said Kyle Babcock, a veteran Indiana GOP insider who’s on the 3rd Congressional District delegate slate.

Donald Trump can’t control the opinions of state party officials but he can properly organize and fund his delegate selection team and he is currently doing a terrible job of doing that. It could be that Trump has already completely given up on winning after the first ballot or perhaps it’s just plain old incompetence. Funding a delegate selection team also takes money and Mr. Trump has not put anywhere near the amount of money he said he would into his campaign.

Whatever the reason, the Trump campaign is going to be in big yuge trouble if they fail to win the nomination outright on the first vote.