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Cruz Quits

Republicans, Donald Trump is your nominee.

Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race Tuesday evening after a crushing loss in Indiana, declining even to carry on until the final contests in California and New Jersey June 7, as most has expected.

I will run a live stream of Trump’s victory speech here.

“From the beginning, I have said that I will continue on as long as there is a viable path to victory,” Cruz said in Indianapolis. “Tonight, I am sorry to say, it appears that path has been closed.”

With Cruz out, it’s done. Trump will no doubt seal the nomination of the first ballot as he now faces John Kasich, who will not be able to amass enough delegates in the final contests to keep Trump from 1,237. At the very least, Trump will be close enough to be pushed over the top, especially with Cruz’s delegates abandoning their candidate.

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With more than half the vote counted as of 8:49 pm ET, Trump was up by more than 15 points, 52.6 percent to 37 percent. Both national polls and surveys in California and New Jersey give Trump double digit leads over Cruz, which must have convinced Cruz that his fate was sealed.

And Carly Fiorina’s five minute run for vice president is now over.

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37 Responses to Cruz Quits

  1. Hopefully Cruz will regroup and repair. This campaign was not kind to him. But he is a brilliant man with much to offer this nation.

    And at least he is not hanging on like John Kasich without a lick of a chance. Cruz can rebuild on a solid foundation. Kasich not so much. A washed up former governor.

  2. I thought he was going to fight to the end. After choosing Carly F. for the vp job a few days ago, this is not going to look good on him in the future. He was premature in choosing a vp when he was doing poorly.

  3. Senator Cruz is my Senator, and I hope this means he will start showing up at work again in the job he was elected to do. Texas needs him in the Senate to foster some integrity there. He has two more years to go on this term, and needs some accomplishments for his reelection run in 2018.

    • We do love him here in TX. Must admit I was stunned when I checked the news this morning.
      I was sure surprised when he got Carly into the mix, but then dropping out like that…just stunned.
      wow

  4. Finally! It was apparent this morning that Cruz’s unbridled rant against Trump was his last hurrah.

    Now, if he would only resign from the Senate..
    We do not need the sanctimonious Ted Cruz brand of religiosity in politics.

      • Your language reflects your ‘moral’ standards.

        FYI, I do not have a horse in this race. I abhor bigots, and the fact that Cruz cozied up to Trump for the first 9 months of the campaign tells me all I need to know about his hypocrisy.

          • Forgive me if I’m wrong but I’ve been around here a few years and don’t remember many contributions from you. I can’t speak for the others but for myself you can take your language and your hate and head over to Salon or Daily Kos where they like that sort of behavior.

        • Not to mention his hiring of Roe the gutter snake as his campaign manager.
          People say Trump not what he says he is yet when you look close at Cruz he’s as hypocritical as they come.

      • That’s the kind of civil discourse I really appreciate! NOT!!!
        I don’t say much on this forum, but when I read comments like yours, I am forced to speak up. Like I have said about Mr. Trump — A little decorum goes a long way.

      • Would you respond like that to someone in person? The anonymity you get with an internet forum gives you license to be rude? Someone once said “Give a man a mask and he will show you his true face.”

        • People, leave the hate and foul language to the so-called Progressives. We’re better than that and be civil in our differences.

    • So now wanting the border secured, laws followed, the EPA reigned in, tax code simplified, putting citizens first over illegals, a strong Reagan military with the same Reagan constraint makes one “ignorant trash”? Then so be it.
      And remember it was not that long ago that everyone was saying Trump would never get this far.
      Where you and the NeverTrump heads in the sand go wrong is looking at him rather than realizing he is only the messenger of the silent majority that has put up with two decades of American decline for the sake of political correctness and liberal agenda and we’re not only sick and tired of it, we’re not going to take it anymore.
      Hell, Hillary couldn’t even beat Bernie in Indiana but somehow she’s going to hold onto all the rustbelt states? My biggest fear now is she does get indicted and the Dem nominee isn’t her. Then there might be a problem. But as long as it’s Hillary, it’s a Trump Presidency.

  5. I’m glad Cruz is out. He would have had a harder time beating clinton.

    Also, we beat on O for sitting under a ‘hate preacher’, but Cruz apparently endorsed the message of hate too.

    • I wasn’t for Cruz. But I dislike this whole “message of hate”, “hate crimes”, “hate this, hate that” meme.

      The Democrats promoted it and now it has become the norm. It would be much better to just drop it and use it in only truly hateful circumstances. True hate generally shows up against the Jews. Except for the fringe extremes I saw little that could be characterized as “hate”. And oh yes, that horrid little “Why you be hating on me?”. That could go to.

  6. I heard someone say, “I couldn’t vote for Cruz. He looks like Count Chochula.” That’s the level of voters we have now.