What I find so disappointing is that after 8 years under a regime headed by a man with absolutely no sense we appear destined to be headed by one of two individuals, neither of which has any character or scruples. Sadder still is the fact that, as a nation, we had the choice/chance to put forth a flawed, but capable conservative - Ted Cruz.
I use the past tense - “had the choice/chance” because I no longer believe there is any way Ted Cruz can both get the nomination and win the presidency. Why do I believe this?
Well, first of all, as a practical matter Cruz is NOT going to capture the roughly 80% of the remaining delegates required for him to win the nomination outright.
Second, without any doubt whatsoever - Trump will either capture the required delegates necessary for his nomination BEFORE the convention - OR - he will be VERY close to the 1237 required. If Cruz were to come out of a contested convention as the nominee, Trump supporters would feel “robbed” and many would not show up at the polls in November. In fact, if Trump isn’t presented with the nomination, the formation of a 3rd party is possible.
Either way, Cruz will not be the nominee to go head-to-head with Hillary - at least not under conditions in which he could win.
It is virtually inconceivable how we could have possibly set ourselves up to have two such unsavory and unscrupulous candidates as Clinton and Trump. Then again, anything is possible when we have an electorate that elected a subversive - Obama - twice.