RUSH LIMBAUGH: Now, I'll tell you something else. There's one little other thing to add here. Let's say -- just pretend here that all of these efforts that Ted Cruz is making to win on a second or third ballot, let's skip forward and say that it happened, all right? Whew. First ballot, nobody gets 1,237. Go to second ballot, and all of this work that Cruz has done in securing delegates in his favor gives him 1,245 delegates on the second ballot. I don't think anybody understands the blowback that would happen from the Trumpsters.
If that ever happens, we are gonna see a nuclear explosion like you've never seen before. Because if they think what's happened now is cheating and rigging the game, with Trump leading everything and nobody even close to him throughout the entire primary process -- and nobody gets closer than 300 delegates, and then somehow on the first ballot he doesn't get to 1,237, maybe he gets to 1,150 -- and they don't let him have it, and they go to the second ballot and all this work that Cruz has done produces 1,250 and he wins it on the second ballot?
Holy smokes! The blowback that will happen then, the backlash? That will be the end of the Republican Party. There are results. There is... I mean, there are consequences to all this. I'm not speaking about any of this in a vacuum, folks. All of it has consequences. That...? Whew! I shudder to think. That would end up being one of the most dramatic political conventions ever to be on TV. It might make the Watts and Rodney Riots look like Romper Room when it was all over, if something like that actually happened. But that is all Cruz can do.
That's the only chance he's got.
He can't get to 1,237.
The only chance he's got is second or third ballots. It's the only chance Reagan had in 1976. And it's not because anything's illegal. Everybody's taking advantage of the rules. But if that were to happen? I shudder to think the backlash that would happen because there wouldn't be any amount of... The words would not be there to explain to people what happened. It would just be seen as straight highway robbery right out in broad daylight, and people wouldn't put up with it. It would be... You wouldn't want to be near Cleveland if that scenario actually manifested. You wouldn't want to be in Ohio if that happened.