The Corner

The De Facto Favorite Son Strategy

No one would have planned it this way, and none of the candidates want it this way, but we’ve ended up with a de facto favorite son strategy in this phase of the nomination fight. Cruz got a big delegate haul by winning his own state. The next big question is if Rubio can hold Florida and Kasich can hold Ohio. If so, it’s a blow to Trump, although a disaster for winnowing. 

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