On the evening of Tuesday May 3rd, 2016, Ted Cruz announced his campaign suspension.
He made the decision official after a disappointing Indiana loss, clearing the way for Donald Trump to be the likely Republican nominee. “From the beginning I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory,” Cruz told supporters gathered in the Hoosier State. “Tonight I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed.”
Cruz began as one of a handful of “outsider” candidates who had hoped to ride an anti-Washington mood to the nomination. He famously led the charge against Obamacare’s implementation, which ultimately led to a 16-day government shutdown. He appealed to many with his small-government, simple, fresh, and seemingly level-headed approach.
The height of Cruz’s run for the presidency was a victory in the Iowa caucuses, which solidified him as the conservative alternative to Trump in the race. He had built a sophisticated & strategic get-out-the-vote and data targeting operation that helped him win there and in other states.
The first Republican candidate to launch his White House bid last March, at Liberty University, Cruz worked hard to appeal to conservative and especially evangelical Christian voters. But as the primary wore on, he was losing even many of those voters to Trump too, despite the latter’s history of immorality.
Trump, in a statement, called Cruz’s unusually sustained invective a “ridiculous outburst” and questioned his temperament to be president. This was in response to yesterday afternoon when Cruz let loose on his anti-Trump remarks. “Ted Cruz is a desperate candidate trying to save his failing campaign,” Trump said. “I have been watching Lyin’ Ted become more and more unhinged as he is unable to react under the pressure and stress of losing.”
After the suspension of Ted Cruz’s campaign, Trump commended his remarkable abilities, smart campaigning, and gave him credit.
This comes as bit of plot twist and major blow to the #NeverTrump folks. Just last week out of desperation, Cruz announced Fiorina as his choice for Vice President. Also the Cruz & Kasich alliance of the past several weeks was apparently not enough to block Trump’s path to victory. The Cruz or Death supporters are in a dire state.
Devastatingly, the amount of people who are focused on defeating the left’s administration are few. Many are whining over Cruz’s loss, and absolutely refusing to at least try and defeat the left. They’ve taken to the internet by storm with how devastated they are this is what is has come to. A large majority of Conservatives leaders (Matt Walsh, I.E.) have voiced how they are completely done and will not be voting, but are even more on the side of the democratic party at this point. We need to be focused on being united in defeating Hillary at this point.
What do you think of Cruz suspending? Do you think the anti-Trump aversion could be the ruination of our country?