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Cruz is out.

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue May 03, 2016 6:59 pm

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/ted-cruz-drops-out-of-presidential-race-222763
Ted Cruz on Tuesday night dropped out of the presidential race, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright.

Cruz had appeared likely to go all the way to the Republican convention, but a string of massive losses in the Northeast, and his subsequent defeat in Indiana, appear to have convinced him there’s no way forward.

“From the beginning I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory,” Cruz said, with his wife Heidi by his side. “Tonight I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed.”

“With a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign.”
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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby winters » Tue May 03, 2016 7:01 pm

Finally. If he wasn't such a bible beater he could won more states.

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Postby ELB » Tue May 03, 2016 7:05 pm

I am not surprised, but I am downhearted. We are well and truly screwed.
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Re: Cruz is out.

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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby mrvmax » Tue May 03, 2016 7:22 pm

I'll wait for a few months then say I told you so to all the Trumpsters that drank the Kool Aid. I still do not understand how so many people have been fooled by Trump.


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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby Dave2 » Tue May 03, 2016 7:24 pm

ELB wrote:I am not surprised, but I am downhearted. We are well and truly screwed.

Yep... I was holding out hope that for the first time in my life (I'm 37), I'd be able to vote for someone rather than merely voting against someone else.

Time to start looking at 3rd party candidates, I guess.
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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby Keith B » Tue May 03, 2016 7:25 pm

Dave2 wrote:
ELB wrote:I am not surprised, but I am downhearted. We are well and truly screwed.

Yep... I was holding out hope that for the first time in my life (I'm 37), I'd be able to vote for someone rather than merely voting against someone else.

Time to start looking at 3rd party candidates, I guess.


And the perfect way to GARUNTEE Hillary is our next POTUS. :banghead:
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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby Bryanmc » Tue May 03, 2016 7:26 pm

Just remember, every vote withheld in protest is as good as a vote for Hillary or Bernie.

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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Tue May 03, 2016 7:35 pm

Bryanmc wrote:Just remember, every vote withheld in protest is as good as a vote for Hillary or Bernie.

:iagree:
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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby SRO1911 » Tue May 03, 2016 7:35 pm

Cruz has been the first real, principled conservative with a legitimate shot to run in many, many years.
While I like some of trumps talking points, at this stage in the game - that's all they are, talking points.
Trump has "changed his mind" on more policy points than I can count.
He has not actually done anything other than say he's changed - no tangible evidence.
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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby AJSully421 » Tue May 03, 2016 7:36 pm

Dang it... Alright, I am now officially a Trumpet.

But I am playing taps.
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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby flintknapper » Tue May 03, 2016 7:39 pm

Bryanmc wrote:Just remember, every vote withheld in protest is as good as a vote for Hillary or Bernie.

^^^^^^^^^^^
Yep!


Just a thought, but I wonder what a Trump/Cruz ticket would do?
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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby jason812 » Tue May 03, 2016 7:39 pm

Bryanmc wrote:Just remember, every vote withheld in protest is as good as a vote for Hillary or Bernie.


Just remember that every vote not cast in protest or for a third party candidate and not Trump was brought on by the republican party and if Hillary is elected it's not the fault of the people that didn't vote for Trump. The blame lies squarely on the inept elected republicans during at least the last 8 years if not more.

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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Tue May 03, 2016 7:44 pm

flintknapper wrote:
Bryanmc wrote:Just remember, every vote withheld in protest is as good as a vote for Hillary or Bernie.

^^^^^^^^^^^
Yep!


Just a thought, but I wonder what a Trump/Cruz ticket would do?

That could be interesting, but I doubt it will happen.
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Re: Cruz is out.

Postby Keith B » Tue May 03, 2016 7:46 pm

jason812 wrote:
Bryanmc wrote:Just remember, every vote withheld in protest is as good as a vote for Hillary or Bernie.


Just remember that every vote not cast in protest or for a third party candidate and not Trump was brought on by the republican party and if Hillary is elected it's not the fault of the people that didn't vote for Trump. The blame lies squarely on the inept elected republicans during at least the last 8 years if not more.


So, would you sacrifice your gun rights and many other freedoms just to show that you didn't really like Trump? Cause that's what we will get if we don't all band together and support whoever that has an actual chance of beating her!!
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