One of the big surprises coming out of the Republican National Convention was the speech of Ted Cruz, where he chose not to endorse the nominee Donald Trump.
Let me set the Cruz speech in a bit more context: In 1976, Ronald Reagan, after he had lost to Gerald Ford, delivered an amazing speech that captured the hearts of the American voters.
Ted Cruz was delivering that speech and then he shifted. And then the boos started.
Clip: Cruz: “Vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom.”
That’s when 1976 shifted into 1964 when Nelson Rockefeller was booed by the delegates.
Clip: Rockefeller: “The Republican Party is in real danger of subversion by a radical, well-financed, highly disciplined minority”
I know this: Politicos will long remember, “Ted Cruz in Cleveland” or as we’re saying in this year of Game of Thrones, “the Ted wedding.”
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