Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are the GOP field’s real con men. Their game: meaningless anti-Trump posturing — empty criticism of the GOP front-runner paired with an insistence that they’ll nonetheless support him as their party’s nominee.
Ted and Marco: All you’ve got to do is follow his and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s lead; just come out and say it: “I’m not going to vote for him in November” — and Baker’s openly opposing Trump despite the fact that 49.3% of his constituents just voted for the guy. That’s political courage — not your sham criticism. And look at Senator Ben Sasse, who on Sunday proved it’s easy to withdraw support for the Islamaphobic, racist, anti-immigrant demagogue leading the field for the GOP presidential nomination.
So it isn’t Trump, but Cruz and Rubio who are running a 2016 confidence game. As with Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s criticism, their outrage means absolutely nothing so long as they remain pledged to support Trump.
Published: Mar 2, 2016