Ted Cruz’s Pyrrhic Victories

On the surface, Ted Cruz would appear to have had a very good last couple of weeks. Following up on his resounding victory in the Wisconsin primary on April 5, Cruz dominated the state conventions in Colorado and Wyoming, netting 57 out of a possible 66 delegates from the two states. More importantly for Cruz, however, in denying Donald Trump those delegates, he made the front runner’s path to the outright nomination that much more difficult, increasing the possibility of a contested convention in July. And if Trump were unable to win on the first ballot, Cruz’s chances of victory would