Parents, maybe your children shouldn’t learn about politics and I’ve always been one for participating in government on the local and state level. I think that’s where the country is formed and maintained, but if our politicians can’t keep an oath they swore to publicly, in front of millions of Americans, then maybe it’s not worth it.
Tuesday night during the CNN Townhall, the remaining GOP candidates all backed out of the pledge to support the party’s nominee if they are not elected. I always believed the pledge was created to stranglehold Trump from going 3rd party but the other two aren’t in the lead, and they’ve been looking for a way to get out of the pledge for a while, in my humble opinion.
Asked three times whether he would support Trump as the party’s nominee, Texas Senator Ted Cruz refused to give a yes or no answer. “I’m not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and my family,” Cruz said. “I think nominating Donald Trump would be an absolute train wreck. I think it would hand the general election to Hillary Clinton.”
Ohio Governor John Kasich also dodged the question of whether he would support whoever became the Republican nominee, but left open the possibility that he might not. “Maybe I won’t answer it either,” Kasich said. “I don’t want to be political here: I’ve got to see what happens.”
RNC chairman Reince Priebus visited Trump in his Manhattan office in September, when Trump officially signed a pledge to support the eventual nominee after threatening to run as a third party candidate if he was treated unfairly. Both Kasich and Cruz said at a debate in March that they would support Trump if he were to win the nomination.
Trump, who spoke Tuesday after Cruz, said that he was fine not having Cruz’s support. “I don’t want to have him be tormented. Let me just tell you, I don’t want his support,” Trump said. “I don’t need his support. I want him to be comfortable.”
Here is where Cruz as usual dances around support for Trump if he is the nominee but in my mother’s house, a “yes” means a “yes” and a non-answer means “no.”
Listen, it’s not the hard to answer the question and take a stand as I am speaking about Cruz. You can see the many attacks Trump has endured during the campaign. Can you fault him for not wanting to back the GOP nominee?
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