Not since Screamin’ Howie Dean has a presidential aspirant’s career ended more abruptly than that of Sen. Ted Cruz; even very strong supporters like Sara Palin and Laura Ingraham and virtually all Tea Party members, ended their association with the junior Texas senator last night as he addressed the GOP Convention.
He walked into a perfectly executed ambush by doing exactly what the Trump campaign believed he would…. he refused to play along and “endorse” Trump for the greater good by denying Hillary Clinton the presidency.
In one heavy-handed and pointless paragraph he urged his supporters to “vote their conscience” come November by not supporting Trump’s election bid.
Game. Set. Match.
With this act of utter stupidity Cruz makes it easy for Trump to mind meld with the GOP elites by isolating the conservative right wing of the Republican Party and assuring all “moderates” that the conservatives will have no seat at the Trump table.
Trump is essentially saying… “we don’t need the conservatives” despite the fact that we put him where he is today.
Furthermore, I believe that Cruz has burned all his personal bridges… including those in Texas; last night makes his re-election in 2018 doubtful and we will be lucky to have a GOP “moderate” like McConnell or Cornyn….. or worse, a democrat.
Our grim task lies ahead…. to maintain the unrelenting pressure on Congress and a new President to return America to the Real America we know and love.
And a Trump loss in November….?
I find that far too overwhelming to contemplate at this point