originally posted by: windword
a reply to: filthyphilanthropist
Why should Cruz specifically endorse Trump?
Simple question. Simple answer.
Because all the Republican presidential candidates were asked and questioned on whether or not they would promise to support the party's nominee.
They all agreed, even Ted Cruz. "Word is bond"!
They thought they concocted a big "gotcha" problem for Trump, who was hemming and hawing, threatening to go 3rd party rogue if they didn't start
treating him fairly. But Trump finally also committed to the promise to support the party's nominee.
Now it's time for the chickens to come home, for everyone to make good on their promises, or be guilty of lying to the Republican party and the
"Word is bond"! Ted Cruz is a big fat liar! He should have stood by the conviction of the consciousness in the first place.
That wasn't really a simple answer, and the question was rhetorical. Anyway, Cruz did endorse the party's nominee. He just didn't do it in the way
that everyone thought he should. He doesn't have to say, "I endorse Donald Trump for president." He doesn't have to specifically endorse Trump by
Now put into context, "vote your conscience." with the following.
"Of course, Obama and Clinton will tell you that they also care about our children’s future. And I want to believe them. But there is a profound
difference in our two parties’ visions for the future.
Theirs is the party that thinks ISIS is a “JV team,” that responds to the death of Americans at Benghazi by asking, “What difference does it
make?” That thinks it’s possible to make a deal with Iran, which celebrates as holidays “Death to America Day” and “Death to Israel
My friends, this is madness.
President Obama is a man who does everything backwards – he wants to close Guantanamo Bay and open up our borders, he exports jobs and imports
Enough is enough.
There is a better vision for our future: A return to freedom.
On education, your freedom to choose your child’s education, even if you aren’t as rich as Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
On healthcare, your freedom to choose your own doctor, without Obamacare.
On taxes, your freedom to provide for your family without the IRS beating down your door.
The Internet? Keep it free from taxes, free from regulation. And don’t give it away to Russia and China.
Freedom means free speech, not politically correct safe spaces.
Freedom means religious freedom, whether you are Christian or Jew, Muslim or atheist. Gay or straight, the Bill of Rights protects the rights of all
of us to live according to our conscience.
Freedom means the right to keep and bear arms, and protect your family.
Freedom means Supreme Court Justices who don’t dictate policy, but instead follow the Constitution.
And freedom means recognizing that our Constitution allows states to choose policies that reflect local values. Colorado may decide something
different than Texas. New York different than Iowa. Diversity. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. If not, what’s the point of having states to
Hillary Clinton believes government should make virtually every choice in your life. Education, healthcare, marriage, speech – all dictated out of
. . .
We deserve an immigration system that puts America first. And yes, builds a wall to keep us safe.
That stops admitting ISIS terrorists as refugees.
We deserve trade policies that put the interests of American farmers and manufacturing jobs over the global interests funding the lobbyists."
He provided a distrust of and overall anti-Hillary stance followed by more of Trump's selling points. Then he said, "vote your conscience, vote for
candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution."
His entire speech was fancy talk for, "Vote Republican". He fulfilled his pledge.