As Ted Cruz hopes for a contested convention in July, there are mounting calls for him to drop out of the race if he does not win the Indiana primary. 'The Laura Ingraham Show' host Laura Ingraham weighed in Tuesday on the Republican candidates’ battle for delegates.
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“I’m loathe to tell anybody to drop out of the race, but I think these races tend to take on a life and a momentum of their own and one does sense that if not already having been moved in Trump’s direction, if he wins tonight I think it’s going to be very difficult for Cruz to continue to win and win in California where it looks like in some polls Trump has a pretty decent lead,” Ingraham told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.
Ingraham also discussed Trump’s unconventional campaign strategy that has defied most of the pundits’ analysis of the 2016 presidential race.
“Trump will be able to, if he runs a smart campaign, and look he has confounded every expert, most every expert, he’s defied most really smart pundits and critics and he’s done this his own way. This has been his campaign that he’s run the way he’s wanted to run it, unconventional from the beginning. And I imagine there will be more surprises as this moves on,” Ingraham said.
Ingraham then weighed in on how Trump’s unconventional campaign might do in a general election.
“I think it’s going to be an America movement almost for Trump, that’s how I see this. It’s going to be difficult, but if anyone can flip states that Romney lost last time, I mean I think Trump has a decent chance of doing that. Perhaps a state or two in New England, if things go really well perhaps even a state like New York which hasn’t gone Republican as you know Maria since I believe 1984,” said Ingraham.
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On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is facing a backlash over comments she made in March about putting coal miners and coal companies out of business.
“Hillary doesn’t usually say she has misstated anything, so I guess that’s progress, but she meant what she said,” Ingraham said.
Ingraham then talked about Clinton’s plan to bring clean renewable energy to the coal region of West Virginia and Kentucky to revitalize the area’s economy.
“The idea that Hillary is going to come in and turn West Virginia and Kentucky into a high-tech corridor, it’s obscene what’s been done to these people. These are the forgotten people, the forgotten workers who work with their hands, who are patriotic, good Americans who don’t want welfare, they don’t want a government handout, they want their jobs. They don’t want to pollute the environment, if there are problems, the problems will get dealt with, they want their jobs, they don’t want to be demonized as dirty coal, as dirty workers,” said Ingraham.
Ingraham then discussed the Obama Administration’s impact on the coal industry and the communities that depend on coal to support their economy.
“They want to put it out of business and Obama has done that, Obama has done that to a lot of these companies. Some of my old interns’ families are in the coal business. I’ve been hearing about this for a decade plus, but especially since Obama has been in office. It’s been despicable what they’ve done to these communities that are already frankly not doing all that well in the era of globalization,” Ingraham said.