Mitt Romney said the current Republican presidential campaign has sunk to “a new low” led by the name-calling Donald Trump and pledged in an exclusive TODAY interview to do whatever he could within “political bounds” to stop the current front-runner from becoming the GOP nominee.
Heading into Saturday’s round of voting, Clinton had 1,066 delegates to Sanders’ 432, including superdelegates – members of Congress, governors and party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.
On Friday, at CPAC, Cruz made the case that he was the lone Republican candidate remaining who can take on and defeat Trump.
“If that would happen, we would have a manifest revolt on our hands all across this country”, Cruz said.
Polling has been scarce in all four states, which together account for just 155 delegates, and the contests are open only to registered Republicans.
The front-runners for the nominations in the United States presidential race are aiming to extend their leads on Saturday. John McCain – are fearful a Trump victory would lead to a disastrous November election, with losses up and down the GOP ticket. Once again Kasich was the adult in the room, refusing to take the bait and wallow in the name calling gutter Rubio and Trump were swimming in.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who is also challenging Trump, criticized the media for fueling Trump’s rise.
“These states have a certain profile that other candidates do better in”, Rubio told reporters on Saturday night.
“The people of Florida can’t stand him, he couldn’t be elected dogcatcher….”
Trump then referenced Rubio’s criticism of his hands, saying: “Look at these hands”.
“You have to do it right”, Kasich said.
Mr Trump said: ” Obviously, he wants to be relevant, he wants to be back in the game”.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich also bid for Republican votes. There are a total of 358 delegates at stake in the five states voting March 15, including 99 in Florida and 66 in Ohio.
Speaking from Idaho, where he’s campaigning ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, Cruz told the crowd, “God bless Kansas, and God bless ME”, another state where early returns put him ahead of Trump.
Polls have indicated she has strong support in Louisiana among black voters, but analysts suggest the race between Mrs Clinton and Mr Sanders may be close in other states on Saturday. Bernie Sanders could do well in numerous Midwestern states holding closed caucuses. There are 109 at stake on Saturday.