As a Cruz supporter I have to agree with your assessment. It’s a last ditch effort to switch the conversation away from Trump. Carly isn’t a bad VP choice. He’ll pick up many of the Carly supporters and it’ll bring him an edge with women.
But honestly, I believe it’s too little and wayyyyyy to late to make a difference.
I'm not a Cruz supporter, but I absolutely believe he could have done better. Out of all the conservatives in the field, he had to pick Fiorina? Why? She has a tremendous amount of baggage--not just with her tenure at HP but also with her time at Lucent--and her recent moves suggest her ties with the GOPe run deeper than many are aware.
It almost seems as though there's something more sinister afoot, as if the GOP pushed Cruz to pick someone whom they can control (recall their support of her campaign early on and the predictions she could be the one to stop Trump). Mind you, the reasons for his selection could be much simpler: It could be appeasement to the female crowd. I thought for certain the voters already made clear we've had enough appeasement.
This selection was a mistake. While we'll find out if it holds any water come next Tuesday (it won't), I don't expect it'll aid Cruz even in California (and June 7 is quite some time from now). Few there like Fiorina; those who worked under her even less so.
How many Carly supporters are there?
She was out months ago...
She's a horrible choice.She ran 2 businesses in the ground.HP says they are still trying to recover from her.
 April 27, 2016 at 1:49pm
It was a good speech, because it was fundamental. Something that gets lost in the nebulous details of foreign policy much too often. I expect the leader of every country to put THEIR country first. Every-time!’
When that is understood and accepted then it makes it easy to deal in the mishmash of geopolitics because everyone knows where they stand.
As a Cruz supporter who unlike Glenn will vote for Trump in a hot second if he is the nominee. I found the speech refreshing.
I am not a Trump fan, but this was a good speech. I'd love to believe it.
That is what an America loving President of the USA sounds like.
Trump all the way 2016
Oops, Hannity is on the radio. Time to turn on Pandora.
 March 24, 2016 at 7:20pm
This is the problem when you lose objectivity and go “all in” for a candidate. It matters not who the candidate is.
He becomes the savior of the nation, the only one who can finally set things right. The way things are supposed to be.
And it is at that moment that the desire to see that “great” man ascend to the throne becomes a singular focus. He becomes something more than a man. He becomes something necessary, and anyone that doesn’t see your “truth” must be a stupid, or a villain.
It is also at that moment that you lose your own honor and become a casualty in the culture war.
You've framed that quite well RANGER1965. I have not had a problem with Cruz whatsoever and still don't,but when Glenn gets bent on telling me who to vote for he makes me look closer at his chosen one for faults.
Take that as you will, but its not good that he's deriding everyone that only leans to another candidate.
I agree Colt. When Mitt who Glenn thinks is great even though he is just as liberal as Trump came out and slandered Trump, I went from Cruz and voted for Trump.
Maybe, Glenn is just doing all this trash talk of Trump to help get him elected.
 March 24, 2016 at 7:05pm
Enough of this prattling nonsense Glenn.
You are making judgments and condemnations in places you have no right to do so. Nor the ability, or justification..
No man does.
Cultural saber-rattling is beneath you, and does nothing but lower you to the level of those you struggle against. It’s the battlefield of the Godless, and they have the high ground in that desolate place.
At best you’ll end up as nothing but a “clanging brass” if you persist in this. At worst you’ll be just another casualty in the culture war….and not a martyr of a righteous cause.
Standing for something,and being principled, does not mean using the Accusers tactics, and becoming just like him.
The good Shepard does not destroy his own flock.
Be patient Glenn, or lose it all in meaningless fury and clamor.
Endorsements from the establishment do not help Cruz, who is running as anti-establishment.
Whatever small gains he might get from establishment voters and their panacea of legitimacy is not worth the losses from the base. This will also be used quite effectively by Trump who will hammer Ted as nothing more than an establishment politician and more of the same.
I think it would be wise for Ted to not embrace these endorsements.
 March 22, 2016 at 9:39am
Based on the responses there seems to be no middle-ground with most folks here on the Blaze. I don’t know if this is being driven by Glenn, or it’s just personal bias, but the death of reason isn’t something to be celebrated.
If that’s the price one must pay to support a candidate today, then it’s too damned high! Despite the rhetoric, Trump isn’t Hitler, or the Antichrist, and neither is Cruz. You can be “all in” for a candidate without sacrificing logic, and reducing your candidate’s opponent to evil incarnate.
Ranger, I don't get mad at my dog for being a dog, I get mad at my dog for pooping and peeing all over everything, just like I do the liberals for pooping and peeing all over humanity.
Ranger ......not destroy.....hostile take over....
Trump's destruction of the Republican party will be him handing the election to Hillary and the Congress to the Dems. We'll be fondly looking back on the days of Obama and a Republican Congress that offered a Left-of-Center Moderate SC Justice.
The Rep. party is already destroyed. They destroyed themselves long ago.
Excellent, my exact feelings, I couldn't say it better.
if trump does as you say i am sure the democrats would welcome a destruction of the republican party, they are waiting in the wings with a much powerful weapon ...the media...
unless it is done with much more consideration as i think Cruz would do and as you stated.
if the pendulum is to swing back it will never do so without the weight and pivot (where everything hinges on) of the constitution and we will have indeed moved farther away from it and it will be harder to get back to.
so either way if trump wins and blows up the republican party...the dems win!
if he is like i believe handpicked by the mainstream media they will turn on him and the dems win!
The republican party is destroying itself. all this talk about not supporting the possible nominee and adding a third party candidate. They should just tell everbody they want them to vote for Hillary so they can keep their status.
The republican party is turning into a joke.
Well stated. Had not really thought of things in that way before, but you make a very good point. I will ponder on this for sure.
thank you RANGER- I am a CRUZ voter and will vote TRUMP if that is who we get as nom keep out another D admin. ABC.. Anyone But Clinton.
I am now in the awkward position of having to defend Trump (with whom I find a lot a fault) but NOT VOTING, is just cutting nose off to spite face. A sure way make sure the opposition wins. The Trump people are everything Dems say about them, they have been caustic, nasty and lied about TED.
BUT in fairness, which is important to me, the media and other noms have LIED about Trump too. twisted his words, taken out of context, exaggerated beyond belief.
If all the sore losers here and the ones who “stand on principal” don’t vote we are doomed to more D power grabs. This was the ONE TIME, perhaps the last time, we had a chance to harvest the anger from 0butthead years. And I am not happy that anger trumped reason , beat the guy I thought most qualified and principled.
BUT not voting or voting HRC? just stupid and wasteful.
So Trump may not be the greatest but surely better by far than alternatives.
I am big on pro-Israel candidates and this rabbi explains why Trump is still a better choice than HRC http://rabbipruzansky.com/2016/03/17/trump-v-clinton/
I should have added that as much as I wanted TED CRUZ to win, Trump will have a much better chance of getting votes from INDIES and Dems. Even many of them are angry too, and know both their other choices are pure crap.
So maybe his Dem past and less emphasis on religion/abortion/gay marriage of Trump..will attract them
 March 17, 2016 at 4:13pm
If Cruz were smart he would ask Graham not to do this. Right now both Cruz and Trump are taking anti-establishment positions, in fact it is central to both of their campaigns. A Graham endorsement will do damage to Cruz, and can be used as ammunition by Trump.
I disagree. We are finally sticking it up their asses like they've been doing to us. And as I've said, it looks like the patriots are winning this fight because these jagovs have been drug by their hair into supporting Cruz or Trump.
It's too late to brand Cruz establishmemt. He's the one who's been kicking them in the nuts for the last four years.
 March 8, 2016 at 5:02pm
During this election I am voting for the complete and utter destruction of the Republican Party. It is my hope that something more Libertarian, more conservative, and frankly more “Real” will arise from those ashes.
To that end I am voting for Cruz because I believe he is he best candidate to change this party and usher in something better and more accountable. However, if Trump manages to be the Nominee I will happily vote for him as well. Because both men will accomplish what I want.
Trump isn’t fit to shine Cruz’s shoes…he will accomplish nothing. With all the “deal making” he does, that friggin wall will be 4 inches tall in the end, if it’s built at all
The GOP died shortly after the 2014 elections....they just don't realize it yet.
For a party who rose from the failure of the Whigs, it looks like the current eGOP will again be the Whigs...
Trump is NOT the one to bring about a revival. He is 0bama with a better suit and a different hairdo.
DC is the problem - our cure is God Almighty - just as our founders knew.
"Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.- Joel 2:12-13
The Constitution supersedes all parties. If the only constitutionalist left in the race, Ted Cruz, does not become the nominee I will write in Ted Cruz. I swore an oath as well, to support and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. I will vote for him again in 2020 even if it's not in the Republican Party.
There is a reason that you made Ranger. I agree.
Open Your Spiritual Eyes!
Ted Cruz: Illegal Alien? NO PAPERS (Canada Born - Entered Illegally in 1974)?
The con man CRUZ the deceiver, thief, dirty tricks, crook a wolf dress in sheep clothing
(Real Eyes Realize Real Lies..)
[-1] February 7, 2016 at 10:37am
However, Blaze did put up their poll on who won the debate and I believe Trump won.
 January 17, 2016 at 3:46pm
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
Yeah, that reminds me of when Ted Cruz was asked when was the last time he asked God for forgiveness and replied that the time that really stands out to him was when he was in college and his parents were going through a divorce and he sent his parents Bible Scriptures so he had to ask God to forgive him for being so arrogant towards his parents as to send them Bible Pictures.
Yeah right Ted “The Immaculate” , being so arrogant as to send your parents Bible Scriptures is you big sin! What a crock of BULL!
Hey Ted, not that it is any of our business but since your supporters seem to think the details of the candidates relationship with God is THEIR business, the them – Have you asked God for forgiveness for your lying about your previous support of TPA, increasing H1-B Visas, and granting illegal immigrants de facto amnesty by giving them legal status? Or have you asked God to forgive you for lying about not knowing you were a Canadian citizen until 2013? Or asked His forgiveness for lying on your Senate race FEC filings?
Correction: “Bible Scriptures” not “…Pictures”
The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 'I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.
 January 14, 2016 at 4:35pm
He’s the only democratic candidate that has the potential to excite the liberal base.
Let them keep this up.. Im actually loving it now because they will lose all of these stupid foolish white supporters that were duped into believing that these are really good people.
They are not, they are all thugs, deep down
Also, how the F is this a protest and not assault?
Nothing erases the "racism" from people by calling them white POS. Bunch of FN losers.
May the EMP come sooner than later.
Obama praised these scumbags. But he put us on the domestic terror watch list.
Thanks for the failed experiment democrats. May this country become the unlovable third world shthole you desire.
The God, Country and Family types, conservatives,
Have become the epitome of cowardice. Liberals have finally realized that conservatives are in general full of hot air. That is the reason for the increase of..in your face ...actions in the last few years. Liberals violently
Push their agenda in the streets, in politics, in schools,
In libraries, flower shops, bakeries. ..everywhere. ..
And we fools call them cowards from behind closed doors, in our basements , posting words from our computers hoping no one will call us racist. And they are cowards? Our Founding Fathers wrote that a generation of cowards would rise up and Allow America
To be destroyed from within. That time has come.
Blacks rarely fight one on one. They attack in packs, like predators.
They are the worst type of bully. Generally too stupid to realize they have destroyed their own culture.
Ronda Rousey knows that.
 November 2, 2015 at 6:41pm
I identify as a billionaire in the software industry with a supermodel wife, two perfect kids, and a martial arts expert with an Adonis body.
So where’s my private jet, and where did this flab come from?
Ha. Long time no see.. Good to see you still kicking-
I second that sentiment Foo.
All I really need is a 2016 Challenger Hellcat.....nothing else.
 October 30, 2015 at 3:23pm
I’m not excusing Quentin Tarantino’s weird Liberal views but the man who made that statement, Tony Tarantino, is nothing but a sperm donor when it comes to being Quentin’s father.
He deserted his family when Quentin was very young to pursue his “acting” career, and never came back. He did not support them, or have any role as a father. Quentin was raised by his single mother. As Quentin tells it, he never met his father until years later after he became a famous movie director, his father who was down on his luck introduced himself in a coffee shop.
A conversation that lasted less than a minute.
I don't know if that is true or not. I mean, it's possible, and it's possible that's just what the mother told her son. I've heard a lot of stories from people about their dad deserting or abandoning their families, only to later discover that the dad didn't really "abandon" them, so much as he was chased off by the mother and told never to come back.
I mean, think about what life would be like being raised by a liberal feminist single mom who hates her ex-husband. What are the odds that the mom tells the truth about the dad? I'm not saying that's what happened here though. Just that it's a possibility.
But yeah, both men would have turned out far better if they had just stayed together as a family. The dad was wrong for not staying, the son is wrong for not trying to reconcile with the dad. Pride is miserable, horrible thing to let into your life, let alone allowing it to rule your decision making.
 October 26, 2015 at 11:12am
It’s good to know that some people correctly interpret that the dark clouds on the horizon, means a storm is coming.
Only a moron fails to see the perfect storm of economic/fiscal upheaval and social chaos brought on by years of far left politics combined with nefarious corporatism of the neo-con right.
Regular citizens need to pull their heads out their collective azzes and recognize that the political elite are criminals who need to be in prison or swing.
Maybe he knows Oskar Schindler.
 October 26, 2015 at 11:08am
The myth is that the NY Times editorial board has any credibility left.