There's so much spin about this issue from the MSM on all sides. After having analyzed the situation and with a brief moment of introspection, I
concluded that this will in no way help Ted Cruz in either the Senate or if he decides to run for POTUS in 2020.
He signed a pledge like all of the other candidates where he thereby agreed to endorse the winning candidate of the Republican primaries.
By not honoring the pledge, he not only goes back on a commitment he made to his party but he's also fed into one of Trump's repeated criticisms of
Ted, i.e. Lyin' Ted
. We all know that one.
Now Trump was hesitant to sign the pledge at first but he did sign it
like all of the candidates. And whether you liked them in the primaries
or you disagreed with their policies, the candidates who were quick to endorse Donald Trump (Christie & Carson) were wise to do so.
His subtle allusion to 'vote up and down the ticket' will be seen as a backhanded endorsement for Hillary Clinton.
A lot of moronic commentators on MSM networks, particularly CNN, have tried to compare what Ted Cruz did to what Ronald Reagan did when he lost the
Republican primaries to Gerald Ford who was the then incumbent running for re-election competing with Jimmy Carter who eventually won the POTUS.
To try and equate what Cruz did two nights ago to what Reagan did in 1976 is a futile effort and a lost cause. Although Reagan didn't officially
endorse Ford in his 'concession speech' at the RNC, what he did do was speak about unity and essentially rallied the party and his supporters around
the winning candidate Gerald Ford. This not only unified the Republican voting base but Reagan also cemented his position as next in line for the
election in 1980.
Ted Cruz did not
speak about unity. He did not rally his supporters behind the winning candidate. He did not honor his pledge. Even if he
didn't use the words 'I endorse Donald Trump' if he wanted to do good for his party and his political career he would have urged his supports to vote
for the winning candidate.
As a candidate who identified himself as one with 'Christian Values' he has now contradicted himself by urging Republicans to vote for
Hear me out on this one.
During the campaign trail in the primaries and often throughout his career as a senator Ted Cruz has portrayed himself as a man who embodies
'Christian Values' in his life and his politics. One of his main points and criticisms of Donald Trump was that Trump is an inauthentic Christian,
while Ted Cruz is a man who has lived by and displayed 'Christian Values' throughout his entire life. By doing so, Ted Cruz has pandered and appealed
to many 'far right' and possibly fundamentalist Christians in the south & midwestern United States.
These people are
his voting base and the reason why he earned as many delegates as he did from the primaries. One of the most important issues
to these voters is the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice. How do you think Cruz's Christian constituents are going to feel when they realize
that his backhanded endorsement of Hillary Clinton (i.e. vote up and down the ticket) could possibly cost them a Republican majority in the Supreme
Court? My guess is, betrayed. And not only that, but hypocritical. If Ted Cruz was truly concerned with upholding constitutional freedom to his
Christian constituents, he would have realized that the best thing for he and his party would have been to unify
his supporters and rally them
around the winning candidate.
Just for the record, even after 13 months of non-stop negative coverage and countless empty predictions, these political pundits on TV have been wrong
about everything they've said about Donald trump for the past 13 months
. Dead wrong. You think they would have learned their lesson by now, but
no. The only person that has been right about what they have set out to do in the past 13 months is Donald Trump.
You would think after over a year now they would have learned their lesson about making empty predictions. Remember, many pundits were absolutely
convinced that Obama would not get elected in 2008 and made many empty predictions that were proven to be invalid.
You would think that some of the left in the media would tip their hats to Trump's display of respect for the LGBT republicans, and the positive
response he received from the audience. But no, they want to talk about how much of a baller Ted Cruz is for sticking it to 'the man' Donald Trump.
Like these democrats are going to vote for Cruz in 2020? Now way, get real.
And having support from democrats isn't going to help your campaign in 2020 either, Ted. You sorry sack of...
edit on 7/22/2016 by ColdWisdom because: (no reason given)