What Republicans have proven over the first three days of their national convention is that they are adept at ineptness.
From not utilizing the right speakers for primetime speaking slots, to getting caught red handed plagiarizing other peoples words, the Republican National Convention has devolved into the “Amateur Hour.”
Tonight’s fiasco, however, takes the cake (well, at least for now).
Convention organizers allowed Ted Cruz to address the delegates. The RNC was not required to offer Donald Trump’s biggest primary opponent an opportunity to speak. But heck, they were short on speakers, why not?
Ted Cruz has yet to endorse Donald Trump for president. He has not encouraged his many supporters to get behind the Republican Party’s nominee. And after tonight’s speech, that is still the case.
Ted Cruz told convention delegates to “vote your conscience,” or in political parlance, vote for the candidate you prefer, not the one you’re pledged to support through the nominating system.
The convention delegates didn’t take kindly to Cruz’s advice. Shouts of “endorse … endorse” could be heard coming from the loud Republican crowd even over a chorus of boos. Yet Cruz stood his ground. No endorsement was offered.
Why Ted Cruz would be allowed to speak at the convention without a guarantee he would endorse the Republican presidential nominee is the question everyone is asking. The answer, however, may be as simple as “pure, unadulterated ineptitude.”
Instead of talking about the great speech given by the vice presidential nominee, Mike Pence, today’s news cycle will be devoted to stories of Ted Cruz’s selfishness and disloyalty to his party.
Cruz is probably one of the most hated, distrusted, and devious Republicans you will ever find. A man who only thinks in terms of his own political future. Former House Speaker, John Boehner, has called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” and a “miserable son of a bitch.”
Well, the evil one pulled a fast one on the RNC. It was payback time for all the nasty things Trump has said about Cruz and his wife. What better way to humiliate the man who saddled him with the nickname, “Lyin’ Ted?”
Thanks to the generosity of a disorganized political convention, tonight’s “political sabotage” will no doubt be referred to as Cruz’s first speech in his bid to becoming the 2020 Republican presidential nominee.
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