Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Loyal to the end
After starting the campaign/debate season with loud demands that the sixteen losers support whoever wins, last night we were treated to the spectacle of the remaining three stooges throwing their promises on the trash heap along with their honor and integrity.
None of the three remaining Republican presidential candidates would guarantee Tuesday night that they would support the eventual GOP nominee for president, departing from previous vows to do so and injecting new turmoil into an already tumultuous contest.Most people don't put much stake in political promises, but these three are turning on their own kind. There once was honor among thieves. Nowadays we just have thieves.
Mogul Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich were each given a chance during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee to definitively state they would support the nominee. All three declined to renew their pledge. As recently as March 3, in a Fox News debate, all three said they would support the nominee.
“No, I don’t anymore,” Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, when asked if he remains committed to the Republican National Committee pledge he previously signed.
Cruz was asked three times by Cooper whether he would support the nominee. Each time, he declined to pledge to support the nominee no matter what.
"I'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my family," Cruz said, referring to Trump.
When Cooper followed up, Cruz replied: "Let me tell you my solution to that: Donald is not going to be the GOP nominee."
Cooper pressed him a third time. Cruz responded: "I gave you my answer."
Kasich said he would have to "see what happens" in the race before he could answer the question.
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