With Super Tuesday on the horizon, GOP contenders will make their case on the debate stage in Texas on Thursday night. The Lone Star State is one of 12 states in the presidential contest on March 1, the single most important day for candidates to win delegates.
Texas alone holds 155 Republican delegates; Without winning that state candidates must conquer five others including Colorado, Minnesota, Vermont, Alaska and Arkansas to equal the amount.
It will be a make or break moment for Texas Senator Ted Cruz who is poised to win his home state.
Ford O'Connell, Republican strategist and former advisor to the McCain-Palin 2008 campaign, says Trump’s momentum has to do with the fact that Cruz and Rubio have been squabbling with each other instead of “turning up the fire” on Trump.
“You have to cast doubt that Trump can actually ‘make America great again.’ This is not about his policies, his supporters don’t care about policy. The question is can you cast doubt on his character and resume,” said O’Connell.