Cruz “Lost” This Race
For years, he was the favorite of the base of the GOP. Evangelical and “conservative” Republican voters had him for this run well before he did decided to go for it. The 2016 GOP Primary was his for the taking.
But because he sat around and watched as Trump smashed Bush and “the establishment” – singlehandedly and out-of-nowhere, Donald Trump gained some momentum. Cruz, for months, refused to attack Trump at all and allowed the neophyte’s momentum to grow. If Cruz had said about Trump, in the beginning of the process, what he is saying now, Trump’s candidacy may have been smashed. Instead, i’m sure through some strategic calculation by his team, Cruz chose to stay quiet – even showing up arm and arm with him for a rally in D.C.
Being “principled” isn’t enough if you gameplan is wrong. This loss is a strategic failure and a self-inflicted wound…