The Voters Have Brokered This Convention

Ted Cruz suspended his campaign for President after losing Indiana. He was consistent to the end. In announcing the suspension of his campaign, he had said at the beginning that he was in this race as long as he could see a path to victory. In speaking to a group of his supporters, Cruz said that the voters of Indiana closed that path.

While suspending his campaign, he made it clear that his fight for liberty will continue. I interpret that to mean that he will be working to support the Republican nominee, who is presumptively Donald Trump. Ted Cruz took an honorable, honest, and courageous step by suspending his campaign. To continue on after a decisive loss in Indiana would be counter-productive. Continue reading

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All Eyes are on Indiana

The Presidential Primary is a relatively new approach in the American political process. Some states held primaries as early as 1901. It was after the 1968 Democrat National convention when Hubert Humphrey was nominated without running in a single primary, that the primary election was more widely adopted.

In 1976, Ronald Reagan ran a strong challenge to President Gerald Ford which was not settled until the convention. Since that time, candidates who were nominated by each party have won primaries and secured enough votes for the nomination before the national convention. This year we are experiencing an unintended consequence of the Primary process. Continue reading

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