WaPo: Cruz the ‘Strategist’ versus Trump the ‘Showman’

Trump speaks during a campaign rally Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

The Washington Post reports from the campaign trail on the differences between the Ted Cruz and Donald Trump campaigns.

Ted Cruz took the stage Thursday in the most traditional of campaign trail venues: a stuffy gym at a Christian school where hundreds of people listened to the stump speech Cruz recites at nearly every campaign event and cheered, snapped ­photos and held handmade signs.

It was a far cry from an event the night before in a cavernous movie studio on Long Island, where Donald Trump roared in front of 10,000 people who had no idea what he would say — because Trump always wings it.

“It’s great to be home,” the New York business mogul told the raucous crowd. “I love these people! These are my people!”