With 74% of the ballots cast, as of this writing, Donald Trump has won 53% of the vote in Indiana and Ted Cruz, scarcely a week removed from picking Carly Fiorina as his running mate, has dropped out.
The Republican race is over and rage has triumphed over reason.
I truly had a sinking feeling when Cruz was confronted by Trump supporters yesterday. As he has done with the likes of Code Pink, Cruz debated Trump supporters with reason and respect while Trump supporters could only respond by name calling him and his wife. Trump supporters showed themselves to be impervious to factual information and basic human decency.
Since last June, the now presumptive Republican presidential candidate has demeaned one of his predecessors’ war record, expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin and demeaned the physical appearance of one his presidential rivals and has been rewarded for it. Shame!
Sorry I’m not buying Trump’s sudden praise of Cruz and his family when hours earlier he had accused his father of hanging out with Lee Harvey Oswald before he assassinated JFK. It’s easy for Trump to praise Cruz’s courage after spending months calling him Lyin’ Ted. After everything Trump has said about his wife and his father, I hope to hell that Cruz has the strength and dignity not to prostrate himself before Trump.
There will be calls to unite behind Trump. Count me out. #NeverTrump. Not now. Not ever.