Friday, July 22, 2016

Ted Cruz Texans Unfavorite Son

Unfavorite Son
Ted Cruz must be feeling pretty lonely right about now. After refusing to endorse Donald Trump, urging Republicans to "vote with your conscience," and being booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Cruz turned to his home-state supporters to explain his decision. Perhaps he was hoping to find comfort in the familiar embrace of the Texas delegation. There was no embrace. 

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Q&A session with the delegation over breakfast on Thursday morning was "often tense," with some delegates literally turning their backs on Cruz. One had a sign that said "Clinton/Cruz 2020." Even Cruz's supporters were reportedly disappointed in him. 

Former ally Rick Perry said he thought Cruz made a "bad call," and should have "kept his word" to endorse Trump, according to CNN. Cruz said he wouldn't be voting for Hillary Clinton in November, and he said he was still "watching and listening" before making his choice for president. But it sure sounds like he won't be voting for Trump, either. "I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father," Cruz said, according to the Morning News. "That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander my wife that I am going to come like a servile puppy dog for maligning my wife and maligning my father." It's unclear how things will play out come November, but one thing is certain: Ted Cruz is definitely not a puppy.
Let's remember Cruz started the whole thing with a Facebook ad that featured a tasteful partial clothed photo of Melania Trump that did not reveal anything, with the caption, “Meet Melania Trump, your next First Lady. Or, you could support Ted Cruz on Tuesday.”