Politicians politic, talkers talk, leaders take action. Committed candidates -who are doing everything they can to succeed- work their butt off on behalf of their supporters. That’s the key takeaway everyone should see in the decision of Donald Trump to skip a CPAC speech and head to Kansas.
Donald Trump is in it to win it, for America. Standing in an auditorium in the DC burbs speechifying is not going to get-it-done in Kansas. HENCE, THIS.
A recent poll (full pdf below) within Kansas shows a tight race for the state. Donald Trump holds a lead at 35% with Ted Cruz behind at 29%. Kansas (another caucus) is winnable and every single vote counts.
The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign has just announced it will be in Wichita, Kansas for a major rally on Saturday, prior to the Caucus. Mr. Trump will also be speaking at the Kansas Caucus and then departing for Orlando, Florida to speak to a crowd of approximately 20,000 people or more.
Because of this, he will not be able to speak at CPAC, as he has done for many consecutive years. Mr. Trump would like to thank Matt Schlapp and all of the executives at CPAC and looks forward to returning to next year, hopefully as President of the United States. (link)
You can see in the congressional map above how Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are competing for the overall state. It is very tight race in District #1, and District #4. Trump is holding the Kansas event in District #4 Wichita.
As with almost all of the race so far, the results in Kansas will be dependent heavily on “turnout”. Mr. Trump is doing everything he can to motivate his supporters to the polls in the states, and in the specific areas, where his limited time can impact the results.
Choosing to skip the CPAC speech holds multiple benefits. • Trump helps to get out the vote in a key region. • Trump also eliminates the possibility of any unfriendly CPAC shenanigans which were widely reported, and being created/stimulated by DC insiders in an attempt to smear/embarrass the frontrunner. A win/win proposition.