I’ve had enough of Ted Cruz’s carefully calcualted self-aggrandizement.
Cruz came to Donald Trump’s Party and spilled red wine all over the carpet. On purpose.
I respect his decision not to endorse Trump. The man insulted his wife and father. I wouldn’t have endorsed him either. Call it petty, but that’s how I feel.
But Cruz should have done the classy thing, like John Kasich did, and just stayed away. A Party’s national convention is about nominating a candidate and setting the stage for victory in November. It’s not the moment to air internecine divisions. There was a primary, somebody won it fair and square, and that was that. Cruz unilaterally decided that this was the 2020 Republican convention, not 2016.
I suspect many Republicans have had it with him. As one commentator said, last night he passed the conservative baton to Mike Pence, who gave a pitch-perfect address.