Most of us were expecting Cruz to drop out because of yesterday’s major defeat. Ted, instead, does this… Check it out.
Today, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced that his vice presidential running mate will be Carly Fiorina.
What Ted Cruz would like for us, the media, to do here is pretend that it matters that he’s nominating Carly Fiorina for vice president, to speculate on how this might change the race, to write a bunch of stories about whether Fiorina can pull delegates from Cruz in California, whether this might animate apathetic voters depressed by Donald Trump, whether Fiorina’s business record and popularity with beltway insiders complements Cruz’s outsider credentials without compromising them, etc.
He’s doing this to distract from the fact that Trump destroyed both him and Kasich in yesterday’s primaries and that Trump can sew up the nomination in a week in Indiana.
The truth is that it doesn’t matter that Cruz announced that Carly Fiorina will be his VP. In fact, it matters so little that I’m not going to insult your intelligence or waste my time by pretending it does.
Instead, I’d like to talk about another matter that’s also of great importance to me: NBA playoff basketball.Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both got hurt in the same game on Monday night. The Clippers are a professional basketball franchise that, like Carly Fiorina, is based in California. Also like Carly Fiorina, the Clippers will have no effect on who will be selected to be the GOP’s nominee for president in the 2016 election.Paul broke his hand and Griffin reinjured his quad, which means that, like the Republican primary, the Clippers’s season appears to be over in all but a technical sense and reintroducing Carly Fiorina into the mix is highly unlikely to change anything.