Wednesday brought a bit of hope to those of us demoralized by Trump’s continued gathering of delegates despite all of the incendiary, hateful, often incoherent, comments Trump makes. Nothing, absolutely nothing, will filter through to his most ardent followers, it seems, no matter how idiotic or illogical or mean-spirited the remarks or statements.
That is why the announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz of his choice for running mate was such a welcome reprieve, a beacon, a light, for those of us worried that this nation may well fall into the hands of Hillary Clinton, or at least as bad (if not worse), Donald Trump. (Just consider the impact on the Supreme Court alone should one of those two get in. SHUDDER.)
Many of us watched as Sen. Cruz talked about the characteristics of a President as he made his announcement. In case you didn’t see it, or would like to see it again, here is the video:
Sen. Cruz was – dare I say it – Presidential in his remarks as well as the enumerating the responsibilities and qualities of a President before he introduced his VP pick. If you watched the whole video, you will see Carly Fiorina’s acceptance of this opportunity. But it is important enough to have it stand on its own, in my opinion:
It just boggles the mind that someone this brilliant, eloquent, passionate, patriotic, and committed to getting this country back on track was overshadowed by the likes of Trump. Frankly, that is a major indictment of where we are in this country.
But the good news is, as Fiorina mentioned, Trump is not the nominee YET. There is still a chance that we can have a President who actually knows the Constitution, and our way of governance. Sad commentary, that, especially for Republicans, but there you go.
Anyway, this choice by Cruz says as much about him as it does about Fiorina. That said, her comments about Cruz echo the comments of Texans I know: he is who he says he is. No chameleon, Cruz, no trying on different personalities, or having to ACT Presidential. He IS Presidential, and Fiorina would be a tremendous asset to his Administration.
But we aren’t there yet. And that was definitely a topic of discussion when Carly Fiorina appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show Wednesday night after the announcement. As you know, Kelly doesn’t mess around, asking tough, but fair, questions. Here is the interview from last night:
One very, very important point Fiorina highlighted is that Trump DOES NOT WIN Republican only contests. He only wins the ones in which Democrats can cross over. As Fiorina noted, Republicans should not want DEMOCRATS to pick their candidates for them. Excellent point, if you ask me. And one the media too often fails to note in their relentless coverage of All Things Trump.
But for today, we have a glimmer of hope, a ray of light, shining through the incessant Trump coverage and Clinton inevitability claim. The opportunity to put a dynamic, brilliant, erudite, Constitution-loving team in the White House. I, for one, am grateful indeed for that light. How about you?
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