From the very beginning of this election cycle there has been a faction of the conservative movement calling for all conservatives, and by extension the entire GOP base, to unite and coalesce behind a single candidate. That candidate being the freshman Texas junior Senator Ted Cruz.
This faction, lead in Iowa by the likes of Steve Deace, Congressman Steve King, and The Family Leader’s Bob Vander Plaats. Have demanded that the other candidates drop out of the race and join the Cruz Team for a victory in November. And any candidate or conservative leader who has opposed this idea has been branded a traitor to the conservative movement or worse.
But out of the gate we had nearly a score of candidates to choose from, to vet, to listen to, and discuss the issues with directly. To unite behind a single candidate too soon is putting your eggs in on basket. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.
When delegates began to be counted up and when it became mathematically impossible for a candidate to win the nomination. The Cruz Team called for the candidate to drop out and support them.
This has been going on since the 2016 election cycle began. The Cruz Team calling for the other candidates to get out of the race and to join the team. Any opposition is attacked without mercy and with dirty politics and out right lies.
Now we have come to a point where only 3 GOP candidates remain. One doesn’t have a chance at being the nominee unless they become a compromise candidate after several rounds of voting during the national convention.
Ted Cruz is trailing in delegates at this point in the race to the nomination. And he would have to win big everywhere to get it. Which isn’t likely at all given the national averages.
The party’s front-runner, new to this side of politics, has made some costly mistakes. But Donald Trump can still get the needed delegates to win the nomination.
If Ted Cruz was in that front-runner spot. He would be calling for the others to drop out. Citing there is little chance for the runner up to win and the guy trailing in 3rd cannot win. It would be time to finally coalesce.
But instead Ted Cruz is still holding out. The world must coalesce around him and him alone. He doesn’t at all practice what he preaches. Or he would drop out and allow Donald Trump to be the nominee. Instead Ted Cruz must win the nomination by any means necessary. Not because he is the one and only hope for America’s future. No. Because more than anything else, Ted Cruz wants to be President of the United States. He wants the power and authority it will give him. In that way he is much like Hillary Clinton.