Last night, the senator that I worked tirelessly for for 7 months gave the most notorious non-endorsement perhaps in recent political history. And for some reason, that was controversial.
We all joked and laughed about Bernie Sanders selling out to Hillary Clinton, so how would Ted’s endorsement be anything different? It wouldn’t, and suggesting otherwise either demonstrates willful delusion or intellectual dishonesty. Ted Cruz lectured us for months about what a disaster Trump would be in the White House, and suddenly he’s supposed to undercut his credibility for the sake of the ever-sacred GOP?
Never mind the fact that two weeks before the convention, Ted’s staff had communicated that he wouldn’t be endorsing, 3 days before, Ted told Donald himself on the phone, and the speech had been received and approved in its entirety by both Trump and the RNC.
Ted Cruz refused to endorse a classless buffoon who accused his father of being involved in the JFK assassination, him of having five affairs and insulted his wife. And miraculously, people are surprised that he refuses to rally behind said buffoon. Somehow, people that put him and his family through hell expected him to just shrug off months of slander, libel and flamboyant disrespect for the “good of the party.” The same party that fought Ted tooth and nail at every stop along the way in his fight for the nomination, and actively enabled Trump’s victory.
Trump supporters have been throwing tantrums all night and morning because Ted refused to fall in line with their god king, practically foaming at the mouths as they tweet in fury.
I will still be supporting Trump, and at some point if I have the time I may even campaign for him, but I have never respected or admired Ted Cruz more than I do now. As much as you all can whine and cry about his actions last night, you’re lying to yourself if you actually think that he could endorse Donald Trump and maintain any semblance of dignity or integrity. What would you think of a man who threw his family under the bus in the name of unifying a political party that has not only completely vilified and spurned him, but abandoned the principals they claim to fight for? People don’t want Ted to support Trump because it’s the right thing to do, they want Ted to support him because it’s convenient for their agenda.
So, as I said, I still support Trump, but to those throwing fits over his non-endorsement, I’d like to politely remind you that Ted doesn’t owe you, your joke of a candidate or joke of a political party jack shit.