… They’d rather go all in with Trump than nominate Ted Cruz. They hate him. They think that Trump is an opportunist they can cut a deal with while Cruz is the true blue conservative. …
Then there is this from National Review about the House Republican retreat with Paul Ryan where party leaders decided to embrace Trump to stop Cruz.
The member says …, “almost all of the candidates would subscribe to” the … agenda [Paul Ryan] and the rest of leadership are hoping to advance. Except, that is, for Cruz.
… Donors are now embracing Trump because Ted Cruz would take their corporations off the government dole.
Spencer Zwick, the national finance chairman for Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, said …, “A lot of donors are trying to figure their way into Trump’s orbit. There is a growing feeling among many that he may be the guy …”. (Washington Post)
… They think they can suck up to Trump, cut deals with him, and accommodate each other. They think if Cruz came in the status quo would get rocked …
But see Shadows of Ted Cruz