Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.
I think the interesting thing in politics is the degree to which Trump has kept alive the possibility to get to 1,237 delegates. I think that he has a strong chance of winning 85 or more delegates tonight in New York. And if he does that and continues to run as strong as he appears to be in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, I think the key to whether he gets to 1,237 will be how he does in Indiana. If he’s able to break through in the Midwest, then I think his surge in California will be confirmed, and I think there is a reasonable chance he gets within 40 delegates to actually hitting the number of needed delegates — 1,237 — before the convention. And I think his chances of making a deal if he’s able to do that go up considerably. So watch tonight to see if he gets to 85 delegates, and then watch to see how he does in Indiana, because that will be a pivotal race with a lot of delegates where Cruz is intending to stop him the way he has done in Wisconsin, Iowa, and other states in the Midwest.