Skip to comments.Cruz shuns Trump, GOP unity; says 'challenges' may lie ahead
Posted on 05/15/2016 8:50:16 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
Ted Cruz on Saturday used his first speech since dropping out of the presidential race not to endorse Donald Trump or urge Republican unity behind him, but to maintain that core conservatives can save America.
Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, countered by deploying a top surrogate who did his best to woo skeptical Texas conservatives. Addressing thousands of cheering delegates at the Texas Republican Convention, many of whom climbed to their feet and waved red-white-and-blue "Thank You Ted!" signs, Cruz repeated some of the same promises from his defunct White House campaign, like abolishing the IRS.
"People ask, 'Are you disappointed?' Of course you're disappointed," Cruz said. But he also insisted he remains optimistic about American conservatism. "That movement is far more important than any one campaign, far more important than one candidate," Cruz said. "We may face some challenges ahead, but I am convinced that movement, the men and women gathered here, will be the remnant, will be the core of the movement pulling this country back from the abyss."
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Cruz is now officially done in politics. He will never win re-election in Texas. His wife, who clearly despises him, will leave him. His kids hate him too. I project a descent into alcoholism.
Just when we'd FINALLY struck a good balance between devotion to global commerce and lipservice to "traditional values," Trump comes along!
P U T Z, a La King.
The right would be wiser to negotiate with Trump’s very prominent and popular centrist voice, than to attempt to overwhelm it.
I see delusions of rightist grandeur, unfortunately. Not good. This will mean a weaker influence in the end, rather than a stronger one.
He would have done better for himself, the party, and the country, if he had gone into seclusion for a few weeks to deal with the upset of losing.
And they blamed Trump for being divisive to the party when in fact the divisive one os Cruz, and was all along. I’m thinking he was the one who started the divisive rumor thing to begin with. His subsequent behavior certainly suggests it.
But he won Iowa.
Not an attractive behavioral pairing.
Yah he’s prolly demon possessed, suicidal, seduci g lonely women, sending strange transmissions and stealing oxygen to boot. Sombody check his DNA he might not even be human he was faking it all along. We were never fooled. Even Canada doesn’t want him back.
What a disappointment Cruz has turned out to be.
Disappointing, but Cruz has been showing his true colors repeatedly this entire election season. I would have expected nothing less from him, or from his followers who have treated Senator Sessions very badly also. At this point Cruz will not be happy unless he is congratulating President Hillary.
Why do you say his wife despises him? (not that I’d blame her)
Cruz is working his way toward a 100% disapproval rating.
Cruz blew it. A lot of Republicans were favorably disposed towards him at the beginning of the primaries. His debate performances failed to match the hype. Rather than articulating a conservative counterpoint to Trump, he focused on day to day nonsense. When he went along with libs and blamed Trump for violent protestors, he lost his credibility. He’s a little, or maybe a lot, tone deaf.
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