Ted Cruz was on Fox News yesterday for a one-hour townhall meeting in Arizona with Sean Hannity, a Trump supporter.
I noted that the Republican National Committee posted that video on Youtube. Is that a sign the establishment is coming over to support the rebel candidate?
- Should Ohio Governor John Kasich drop out of the race?
- What will happen if no one gets 1,237 delegates before the GOP convention to choose the nominee?
- What is a brokered convention?
- What is a contested convention?
- Is Donald Trump going to get to 1,237 delegates before the GOP convention?
- Is Ted Cruz going to get to 1,237 delegates before the GOP convention?
- Why does the establishment refuse to get behind candidates who are strong on legal immigration and border security?
- What did Ted Cruz see on the border with Mexico?
- Why aren’t Republicans concerned about border security?
- What would Ted Cruz do about sanctuary cities?
- What would Ted Cruz do about e-verify?
- What would Ted Cruz do about tracking entry / exit of people who are given visas?
- What would Ted Cruz do about welfare benefits given to illegal immigrants?
- If Donald Trump is tough on border security, then why did he donate so much money to open borders / pro-amnesty Democrats?
- Has Donald Trump released the New York Times tape where he explained that his real views on border security are much more moderate than he tells the public?
- What would Ted Cruz do to encourage job creators to create more jobs, and rein in government spending?
- What would Ted Cruz do to fix the regulations that are stifling small businesses?
- What would Ted Cruz do to make health care more affordable?
- Surprise guest: why does former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina support Ted Cruz for President?
- Surprise guest: why does former Governor of Texas Rick Perry support Ted Cruz for President?
Leftist Politico reports that the Cruz Campaign is not wasting any time going after Marco Rubio supporters:
In Utah, his leadership team moved to lock down the Florida senator’s lengthy list of legislative endorsements before next Tuesday’s caucus. Cruz is planning to meet with Gov. Gary Herbert Saturday at a campaign kickoff event for Utah Sen. Mike Lee, another Cruz ally. In Washington, several of Rubio’s national security advisers signed on with Cruz — after, in part, courting from [Victoria] Coates. And nationally, Cruz’s money team is making the case to Rubio’s former donors that Cruz’s time has come.
Their message: The party is running out of time to stop Donald Trump — and Cruz is the only one who can do it.
[…]The broad-based, national effort comes as Cruz seeks to consolidate the anti-Trump wing of the GOP behind his campaign. He lags well behind Trump in delegates, but his team is hopeful that with a united party behind him, he’ll turn that deficit into a lead by the time the he heads to the Republican National Convention in July. They insist he could do even better: assemble enough delegates to score an outright win — though that’s a path that has narrowed dramatically and remains a long-shot for Cruz.
A win in Utah on Tuesday, however, would be a significant first step toward catching up in the delegate count, and Cruz enjoyed a boost toward that goal Friday when former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney—whom Cruz has frequently criticized– said he would vote for Cruz in Utah over Trump and over Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
“A vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail,” Romney wrote in a Facebook post, echoing Cruz’s argument. “I will vote for Senator Cruz and I encourage others to do so as well, so that we can have an open convention and nominate a Republican.”
Leftist USA Today reports that Marco Rubio effectively endorsed Ted Cruz earlier this week:
Marco Rubio hasn’t endorsed Ted Cruz, but he seemed to come awfully close during a conference call with supporters this week.
Cruz is “the only conservative left in the race,” Rubio told supporters in Minnesota, according to a tape obtained by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
Meanwhile, leftist CNN reports that even liberal RINO Lindsey Graham is throwing his support behind Ted Cruz:
In a sign of just how much the Republican presidential primary has turned the party on its head, Sen. Lindsey Graham will headline a fundraiser on Monday in support of Ted Cruz.
[…]Support for Cruz is an about-face for the South Carolina senator, who compared nominating GOP front-runner Donald Trump or Cruz to being shot or poisoned. He recently mocked Cruz’s unpopularity among his colleagues, saying earlier this month: “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.”
“He’s certainly not my preference, but he’s a reliable Republican, conservative, which I’ve had many differences with,” the South Carolina Republican said.
When asked about his dramatic change in stance toward Cruz, Graham admitted that his Senate colleague is “not well liked,” but said, “I have doubts about Mr. Trump, I don’t think he’s a Republican, I don’t think he’s a conservative, I think his campaign’s built on xenophobia, race-baiting and religious bigotry, I think he’d be a disaster for our party and as Senator Cruz would not be my first choice, I think he is a Republican conservative who I could support.”
On specific issues, Graham said he believes Cruz would be a reliable partner for Israel, would build the Keystone XL pipeline extension, would repeal and replace Obamacare and would nominate a true conservative to be on the Supreme Court.
Still, Graham said he believes that the third remaining Republican candidate for president, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, would be “the most viable general election candidate,” but that he does not see how Kasich can win the primary.
The move is also a sign that Cruz might be starting to gain traction with his colleagues in the Senate.
Cruz picked up his first Senate endorsement from Utah Sen. Mike Lee last week.
I think it’s amazing that Ted Cruz has actually gotten the liberal Republican establishment to come over and support him, and all without compromising a thing. In my lifetime, I’ve witnessed the slide of the Republican party to the moderate middle. I never thought I would see the day when the moderate middle had to come over to the conservative right. And yet here we are! I pray it’s not too late.