The Dems try to game the system with their (actually impotent, IMO) superdelegates, but they earn some legitimacy with a rather standardized set of proportional primaries and caucuses.
I have all sorts of unflattering theories, but for whatever reason the GOP is much more chaotic. You have caucuses, primaries, bound delegates, unbound delegates, winner-take-all, proportional, sorta proportional...
This has helped an hurt Trump, depending on the rules of a given state. But now he's losing momentum, so when Colorado changed their rules last year to switch to an impressively confusing caucus-to-choose-unbound-delegates system, Trump declared that his inability to navigate the chaos is due to unfairness and cheating by Cruz/the Establishment. In reality, the system is far too dumb to be unfair.
Trump has already been enjoying setting himself against the establishment, and this is largely more of the same. Freepers are pretty into it. Especially since the Freepers who are into Trump tend to be less on the rationalization and more on the bluster side of the crazy coin.
Balding_Eagle knows what to call this:
I’m amazed at how many Freepers are defending this tyranny by the CO GOP.cardinalbaseball thinks the Federal Government is involved somehow:
Actually, I’m amazed that any are.
Yes, one could say this is the Republican party exercising the eminent domain option in delegate allocation.Sybeck1 knows who else followed rules!
I’m afraid for both Trump and Cruz that they will soon know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of government strong arming.
I think the rules excuse was the one used at Nuremberg? Right?Carry me back declares he's done with the GOP, with 2 exceptions that will no doubt grow to three come 2020.
I wont vote republican again in a presidential election. Its no loss anyway. Ghe Gop has always been a sham. I ll vote for Trump or Sessions, thats it.As is the norm these days on Freep, there are a bunch of shorter threads fragmenting the subject. angelcindy's angry mixed metaphor is why I chose this one.
THE GOP PRICKS WILL HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDSREPUBLICANS: WANGS WITH HANDS THAT ARE ALSO SOON-TO-BE MURDERERS!
MarchonDC09122009 just throws up his hands, calls Cruz evil and preemptively blames the GOP for President Hillary:
I am disgusted by the GOP establishment with their killing off the Republican party as being the defacto conservative political choice.I mean, Freepers think McCain and Romney threw the elections to Obama, so this is unsurprising.
And as for Cruz - although I had previously supported him, thinking him to be honest, ethical and constitutionally minded - I’ve had it with craven vote stealing dishonest stunts.
The GOP establishment Traitors are hell bent to put Hillary in office.
TonyM wishes Trump would go all in vigilante justice:
If I were Trump I would publish the names, home addresses, phone numbers, and a photo of every Colorado Republican who had anything to do with eliminating the need for a primary vote full page ads in every newspaper in the state and set up a web site with the information and urge everyone to contact them, preferably in person, to let the know how they feel about taking away their right to vote.