Cruz’s “Desperate” Carly Pick
Cruz’s “Desperate” Carly Pick
The news media has picked the meme for the Cruz/Carly team and it is “desperate”.
Must be desperate. Media says so. Ergo. Must be true.
Maybe the media is right. Ted Cruz is desperate. I am desperate.
Yesterday, a desperate Ted picked Carly Fiorina to be his Vice Presidential choice.
For the record, I love Donald Trump. The other Victory Girls may not like me for saying it. I love Donald Trump. I have admired him for many years. Mr. Trump has done some great things. Mr. Trump has done some not great things. He has had some major failures in his life. He keeps swinging. I love that Mr. Trump loves New York City. New York City is my favorite city. Second, is Dublin, Ireland, but that is irrelevant.
I just don’t think that Donald Trump would save the Republic. Ted Cruz is desperate to save the Republic. Carly Fiorina is desperate to save the Republic. The Republic is in peril. Heck, most Americans think we live in a Democracy.
Desperate though it may be. Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina are a dream ticket. Not that I am endorsing. I just like the power projection. Ted Cruz is an actual Constitutional Scholar, unlike our current President, Barack Obama, who just lied about being one. Carly Fiorina is smart, accomplished and wealthy. Like Donald Trump, but with class and elan. I love the word elan. I loved it when Ted Cruz used the word elan to describe Carly’s reaction to Trump’s comment about her face.
The Trailblazers Blog at the Dallas Morning News had the transcript of Cruz’s remarks:
“She is careful, she is measured. She is serious. … She doesn’t get rattled, whatever is getting thrown at her,” Cruz said, recalling the debate in which Trump insulted her looks by saying “Look at that face.”
“Every one of us remembers the grace, the class, the élan with which Carly responded [that] she knew exactly what he was saying, and every woman in America knew exactly what Donald Trump was saying.”
Watch the full hour long announcement here.
National Review’s Dan McLaughlin wrote in “The Fiorina Pick“:
Two immediate impacts of Ted Cruz’s picking Carly Fiorina as his running mate — in April, three months before the convention, while trailing in the delegate race — are obvious. One, Cruz gets a day’s worth of headlines, which is not a small thing when fighting for high stakes in a vote just a week away in Indiana. Two, it signals Cruz’s desperation — but then, it is obvious to everyone that the situation of Cruz (and by extension the entire Republican party and conservative movement in fending off a hostile takeover) is indeed desperate, in the sense that a few more losses in key states (Indiana, California) would hand the nomination to Donald Trump and thus the election to Hillary Clinton.
And saved us all from a full news cycle about Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech. It was really awful. So, three immediate impacts!
The Trailblazers Blog quotes Dan Schnur as a longtime GOP strategist:
Schnur, for one, sees Fiorina as a good pick at least for the near term, when Cruz’s focus is on Trump. As a candidate, she was one of Trump’s most effective critics, so this helps Cruz command attention for a while and “it gives the campaign double the fire power to go after Trump.”
If I were Ted Cruz and wanted to really up the ante, I would announce Cabinet positions for my administration every week until the GOP Convention in Cleveland. Say, former Congressman, Lt. Col. Allen B. West, for Secretary of Defense.
It’s just a thought, Senator Cruz. If you need more advice, I’ve got it.