Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as his running mate
After yesterday’s disastrous performance in the Northeast primaries Ted Cruz today announced that he has selected Carly Fiorina as his running mate in the event he manages to win the Republican nomination. Here is part of what he had to say:
“After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina.”
The Senator from Texas has suffered several defeats in a row now, in some cases finishing a distant third behind John Kasich so it is clear this unusual move was designed to give him a boost in the upcoming contests and possibly save his struggling campaign. Donald Trump clearly has the momentum now and this is a last-ditch attempt to slow Donald Trump down.
Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated from gaining the 1,237 delegates needed before the convention to secure the nomination so at this point his only legitimate goal is stopping Donald Trump from getting to that number as well in the hope he can win the nomination on the second ballot. In other words, he is just trying to stay close to Donald Trump and defeat John Kasich.
Ted Cruz probably hoped this move would make him appear bold but personally I feel it only makes him look desperate and I think the voters in the upcoming contests will come to the same conclusion.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium