THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER
What a difference two weeks have made for the #NeverTrump campaign. On the night of April 5, Ted Cruz decisively won the Wisconsin primary, with Donald Trump stuck in second place in familiar 35 percent territory. At his victory event, Cruz, who took home 36 of Wisconsin's 42 delegates, declared the state a "turning point" in the race.
Cruz allies in the #NeverTrump effort were jubilant. "'Member when some said we couldn't stop @realDonaldTrump? Wrong," tweeted Katie Packer of the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC. "Congrats to all who stopped him from hijacking GOP #NeverTrump #cleveland."
Of course, Cruz and his #NeverTrump supporters well knew they were headed into a rough patch just two weeks later in New York. But in the end, it turned out to be rougher than some thought.
Trump's margin of victory in New York — 60.5 percent of the vote to John Kasich's 25.1 percent and Cruz's 14.5 percent — was massive. It meant that Trump would take home nearly 90 of New York's 95 delegates, with the rest going to Kasich. Cruz's take was zero.