Last night was the most controversial moment of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) refused to endorse Donald Trump for President.
What could have been a moment of unity and good-will among Republicans united in a fight against HIllary Clinton turned into Ted Cruz being selfish. Cruz was booed off the stage for his insult to Trump.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is especially upset with Cruz, and let him know this: “Was one of those career-ending ‘read my lips’ moments.”
It’s clear that Palin and grassroots conservatives will not soon forget what Cruz did when they needed him the most. As Palin explained in a statement to Breitbart:
Turns out Ted Cruz’s partner, Carly Fiorina, had a more graceful exit from the political stage than he had.
Cruz’s broken pledge to support the will of the people tonight was one of those career-ending “read my lips” moments. I guarantee American voters took notice and felt more unsettling confirmation as to why we don’t much like typical politicians because they campaign one way, but act out another way. That kind of political status quo has got to go because it got us into the mess we’re in with America’s bankrupt budgets and ramped up security threats.
It’s commonplace for politicians to disbelieve their word is their bond, as evidenced by Cruz breaking his promise to endorse his party’s nominee, evidently thinking whilst on the convention stage, “At this point, what difference does it make?” We’ve been burned so horribly by that attitude that voters won’t reward politicians pulling that “what difference does it make” stunt again. Politicians will see — it makes all the difference in the world to us.
The Republican primary is over, and Donald Trump officially became the nominee after winning more votes in the primary than any candidate in history. Trump brings in millions of unlikely voters into the Republican tent, and it is essential to unite against Hillary.