Published on September 20, 2016
URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/09/whoa-major-cruz-supporter-rebukes-ted-breaking-word-not-supporting-trump/
This is going to get heated in a hurry. Cruz has been called everything from a Patriot to a Scoundrel.
With the election basically between Trump and Hillary, does Ted need to PUBLICLY support the nominee?
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz could be left “in the rear-view mirror of the Republican Party” if he continues to resist endorsing Donald Trump, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Though Patrick was once chair of the Cruz campaign in Texas, he said he always planned to back the GOP nominee.
“It’s time for this to unify, come together, and stop Hillary Clinton from turning over the Supreme Court to liberals and letting hundreds of thousands of people come into this country illegally,” Patrick told LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham.
[There was a subltle threat in Priebus’s comments.]
“People who agreed to support the nominee, that took part in our process, they used tools from the RNC … Those people need to get on board,” Priebus said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
“If they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think we’re going to evaluate our process, the nomination process,” Priebus said, “I don’t think it’s going to be that easy for them.”
Do the personal attacks on his family members during the campaign, as well as the onging personal slander of his integrity (i.e. ‘Lying Ted’) provide sufficient justification of his backing down from a PUBLIC endorsement of Trump? Would his same critics call him other names — pussy or sellout for example — if he toes the party line after the attacks on his wife? Those questions are both personal and hypothetical.
This is problem Ted Cruz now faces: his Official Party position is NEITHER Private NOR Hypothetical. Either choice costs him something… and it might be years from now that anyone REALLY knows what that ‘something’ is.