Last night all eyes were focused on Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a prime time speaker, a deserved spot for the man who finished second and the question was a simple one. Will Ted Cruz endorse the candidacy of his bitter rival, Donald Trump? Well, he did make a good speech touting conservative values and the importance of the Constitution, but when it came time to support the nominee he passed on it. He made a half-hearted congratulatory remark and talked about how the party needs to be energized, but he just couldn't make the statement that would have clearly endeared him to the crowd and would have also helped him in the years to come. The boos filled the air as he walked away from the podium, established in the minds of man that his quest had all been about himself all along.
Some will agree and some won't, but the bottom line is that anything that feeds the media fire to look for issues of disunity and feed upon them, real or imagined, can only serve to help Hillary Clinton continue the Barack charade for at least another four years. Sadly, it is very likely that should that happen America will never be returned to the country we knew.
So Cruz had his chance and blew it. While he carries a huge chip on his shoulder which comes forth as arrogance, Trump did give him a prime time spot to speak. He didn't have to but he did, so when Cruz left stage with a bit of a smirk on his face, it showed an ugly side. Oh, the CruzBots think they won a battle, but in the process they likely lost a war for any action which can assist Hillary Clinton to advance her destructive agenda should be the first thing that any American of a conservative persuasion should fight. Ted might think this will position himself for 2020 but it becomes more and more likely every day that if Clinton wins, patriotism loses. A few more liberals on the Court, the final destruction of the Bill of Rights, and Gestapo police tactics in the form of a national police force will end the greatest political experiment in history.
While we're at it, let's look at the rest of the original first tier of the Republican primary field other than the winner, The Donald and Cruz, and where they have now positioned themselves. Here's a quick rundown starting with the plus column:
Governor Chris Christie: Check PLUS. Strong support for Trump, will probably have a place in his Cabinet and there is an appropriate place for him, just not the White House. He's in the plus column and he can deliver a rousing critique of Hillary, like his indictment of Hillary in his speech. Love him or hate him, he's great on the campaign trail and is very effective at cutting to the chase.
Senator Marco Rubio: Check A NEGATIVE TURNED INTO A PLUS. A no show for the convention but he did give a strong video endorsement which was shown to the convention. He's coming around to reality and that is what all need to do.
Dr. Ben Carson: Check PLUS. Despite a few questionable comments from time to time, he has strongly supported Trump. Remember, he's a physician, not a politician and it shows but he has a great place waiting for dealing with the medical disaster that our health system has become. Trump should use him in that capacity if elected and likely will.
Governor Scott Walker. QUESTIONABLE MOVING TO A SOLID PLUS. No one is more of a realist than Scott Walker and he gave an enthusiastic endorsement in the end. Here's a man with a solid future as long as he doesn't get too tied to the Establishment.
Former Governor Mike Huckabee. Check PLUS. Governor Huckabee brings some strong ties to the evangelical community which will be helpful. What he might do in a Trump Administration is unclear but he should be a man listened to about faith and morality matters.
Senator Rand Paul. Still UNCERTAIN but should end up supporting Trump. He clearly knows that dangers of Hillary and how they might be the death blow to America.
And finally, the BIG LOSERS (in addition to Cruz):
Former Governor Jeb Bush. The man who spent fifty million dollars for each delegate vote is not only a loser, he has shown himself to lack any grace and class. And it's sad to say that his entire family seems to support that approach. America has been good to the Bush family and now they show themselves as thinking they are superior and that the nation must follow their lead. Well, those days are over and I think we can throw the Romneys and others into that same camp. America does not need a globalist who puts the world ahead of America with the evidence clear that their New World Order dogma is what it's all about.
Ohio Governor John Kasich. It is clear that the arrogance of this man knows no limit. The Governor of the host state, Kasich has decided to throw his weight behind those who refuse to recognize the importance of leaders who lead the good people of the nation to improve their lives. He is now likely to try and put a crimp on Trump by ensuring that Trump does not win Ohio. While this is certainly possible, America hopefully is waking up to the folly of a man who has much closer ties to the money world of Wall Street than the citizenry of this great land.
That's where we stand, folks. The idea of where we are and where we should go is epitomized by the remarks of Laura Ingraham to the delegates last night. What a great speech she gave last night. God bless, Laura, a good American who never shies away from telling it like it is regardless of any blowback. Her remarks basically support the view that we all either must pull together to end the scourge that we've been under for the last eight years or we will pay a dreadful price, one which likely will be fatal to the American dream. Any politician, for ambition or whatever reason, who thinks he or she can stand by and help (by inaction) Hillary Clinton become Obama's third term and then come back in 2020 is drinking something that is too mind bending to be legal. If she wins, the chance of any conservative or Republican ever winning another national election will be over forever.