Ted Cruz is firing shots at Donald Trump for going after his wife Heidi, telling Trump she’s “out of [his] league.” But Cruz’s more immediate target has been Ohio Governor John Kasich. Cruz describes Kasich, who so far will not shut down his presidential campaign despite not winning any states, as a “spoiler.” Cruz thinks Kasich — not Trump’s large lead and passionate supporters — stands between him and the nomination.
Yet Cruz’s pleading with Kasich to drop out of the race is perplexing to Americans, who don’t know who Cruz is talking about. It’s estimated that 118% of Americans outside Ohio (and even some Ohioans) don’t actually know who Kasich is. Worse, a number of people polled didn’t know who Kasich was just minutes after being told his life story, accounting for the percentage rising above 100%. (They were counted twice.) The polling may be off, since Governor Kasich has 145 delegates.
[Um, this is satire, in case the title didn’t give it away. Understandably, this election cycle, it’s hard to tell.]