How much credit does #NeverTrump deserve for Donald Trump's struggles cobbling together a majority of Republican delegates?
Every setback Trump endures — losses in Iowa, Utah and Wisconsin, for example — is balanced by wins that keep him the clear Republican front-runner. But the man who wrote The Art of the Deal is having trouble closing the deal with GOP voters.
Acknowledging Trump's success using big rallies and earned media to build his popular appeal and win primaries, Republican strategist Ford O'Connell nevertheless told the Washington Examiner, "[Trump] would have a lot more delegates right now if his organization was better at dotting its I's and crossing its T's."
Since the field has winnowed, Ted Cruz has enjoyed more success capturing delegates at caucuses and state conventions even if he has been unable to come close to overtaking Trump in the official count.