Ted Cruz Should Stay in the Race all the Way Through the Convention

I retract all my previous declarations to the contrary – Senator Ted Cruz should stay in this campaign all the way through the National Republican Convention. Ted Cruz has the money, the organization, and the conservative support to fight all the way to the end; and that is precisely what he should do.

I don’t care if Rubio does find a way to buy enough endorsements from enough liberal, squishy, backstabbing establishment hacks in order to pull off a slight delegate lead by March 14th. Stopping Donald Trump is not important enough to fall in line behind a candidate like Senator Marco Rubio.

I retract all previous statements indicating that conservatives should rally around Rubio to defeat Donald Trump, if Ted Cruz loses Super Tuesday and falls behind Marco Rubio in delegates after March 8th,. I don’t care if Senator Rubio and Senator Cruz split votes, handing Donald Trump State after State after State. Marco Rubio has lied repeatedly about his record and about his opponents record throughout the campaign. Marco Rubio has reached out to the worst of the worst establishment hacks and billionaire corporatists, just to claw his way into an almost tie for second place.

How much more of his soul he has left to sell and just how many more corporatist, donor-class, elitists want to purchase a piece of that transcendental Rubio Pie, I do not know. What I do know, is that his campaign now is the battle flag for everything conservatives, constitutionalists, and libertarians have fought against for the last decade; and I’ll be damned, if for electoral expediency and fear of the fascist in chief, Donald Trump, I’ll lend one breath of my support to his cause.

I have, for months, been trying to ignore donor after donor, endorsement after endorsement, from enemies of the liberty movement falling into Rubio’s lap. Donald Trump, I’d tell myself, is simply too dangerous to worry about the Establishment’s new love affair with Rubio.

In fact, last night, while speaking to the 99th TEA Party, I argued that if Marco Rubio is now the establishment’s choice for President, then the TEA Party has already won! The establishment is backing one of our own! I believed it when I said it. I felt that it was true. I hoped that Marco Rubio was merely opportunistic, was playing the establishment, and was not selling out to them.

Then I awake this morning to the news that Henry Barbour, the nephew of notorious republican plodder Haley Barbour, had endorsed Senator Marco Rubio. I simply couldn’t take it. Henry Barbour is famous for one thing and one thing only: persuading black Democrats in urban centers to vote for Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, through the most disgusting and nefarious race baiting campaign ever devised by a republican reprobate and directed at conservative constitutionalist candidate Chris McDaniel, who looked to defeat Cochran outright.

It worked.

But… I’ll never forget The Muck in Mississippi.

Marco bailed on CPAC, on the Conservative Convention in South Carolina, and on just about every promise he ever made to the conservatives he represents in the great State of Florida. How could I not see more clearly that he had completely sold us out? Obviously, blinded by my repulsion to Donald Trump and horror at the rise of authoritarian populism within the Republican Party, I simply did not see what I did not want to see.

Senator Marco Rubio has committed himself completely to the establishment wing of the Republican Party, to the Chamber of Commerce, and to the entirety of the corrupt Corporatist class.

I know that by stating this I am helping Donald Trump. I know that if Cruz refuses to get out of the race, he could also be seen as helping Donald Trump. However, what is the point in defeating Donald Trump if the alternative is Marco Rubio?

The hysteria of Trump supporters who claim that Ted Cruz is owned by Goldman Sachs, while Trump owes hundreds of millions of dollars to dozens of North American banks was laughable. That Donald Trump and his supporters recognized only Ted Cruz posed a threat to their national coup d’etat has caused them to focus all of their irrational fury on Senator Cruz. Meanwhile, Senator Rubio now builds the largest and most corrupt corporatist campaign army in the race. The only thing that would make Senator Cruz dropping out of the race worth it, is to see the looks on the faces of Trump Supporters when the Republican Establishment crushes their messiah at the last second. However, as satisfying as that would be to watch, it isn’t worth it.

Ted Cruz should stay in the race and he should try to win. As more and more pseudo-conservatives step out of their sheep skin and into their wolf costumes, the harder it gets for Senator Cruz to see a path to victory. Thus, it is the path we don’t see into which we must place our hopes.

We should not deprive conservatives in any State of the opportunity to vote for a true conservative. We should not ask any state to choose between Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. That is simply cruel and unusual punishment. If Ted Cruz fails to win his party’s nomination for President, he should at the very least demonstrate that at no point will he bow to the old powers and influence of the Republican Establishment, nor shrink in the face of aggressively anti-constitutional populist movements, no matter how popular they might be.

If Senator Rubio would like to drop out and turn this into a two candidate race, let him do so now. If not, then a three candidate race it will be, and should be until the end.




About Steven Brodie Tucker 183 Articles
Graduated From Virginia Tech with a Bachelors in Philosophy and a minor in Psychology. Studied Economics and History at George Mason University. Caroline County Resident and Activist.
  • LockJL

    Totally agree and hope that Cruz has great people around him to advise and guide him. The Barbours are bad, bad news. Never forget Mississippi!

  • RedWhitenBlue

    Cruz has a good ground game but his campaign advisors have done him a disservice in other areas. For example, instead of freely giving campaign signs to those who want to support him, you must buy his signs. Guess they don’t think it pays to advertise on an individual basis. I purchased a bumper sticker from a lady who had them printed at her own expense. Haven’t seen many TV ads on the late night shows where the millennials receive most of their education. Still think he is the most or perhaps the only Constitutional candidate in the race.

    • You will begin to see a MASSIVE ad blitz on the Fox Stations this weekend. This is a long race, so you’ve got to save your money and spend it wisely.

    • Bob E Wills

      “you must buy his signs.”……say What? Your kidding me. I’ve never in my life heard of that one. Do they auction them off also?

      • It has been hard to get supplies.

        • RedWhitenBlue

          Bull, the other candidates aren’t having any problem getting supplies. Is he going to democrat suppliers?

  • Ria Pendergrass

    The way they’ve (GOP), treated Dr. Carson, I’m just about done with the whole lot of them; and if Cruz don’t win the nomination, I’ll most likely write-in a candidate. #Carson2016

    • I completely understand where you are coming from, however, we don’t want Hillary Clinton. I hate Trump more than anyone, but we don’t want Hillary Clinton.

  • Ria Pendergrass

    Get rid of the RINOS!

  • Martha Cortez

    πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» YES!!! And if anyone wants specifics on how shady Rubio is and how easily he can be bought and persuaded to hangs his vote, look no further. I have some info to expose on him.

    Rubio shady real estate deals



    Marco Rubio, Defense Hawk, a No-Show at 9/11 Committee Meetings


  • Whiteeagle

    Not Being Very ‘Conversant’ In The Subject Of National Politics …. I Tend To Think That The Very Same “Evangelicals” That Are Supporting Trump And/Or Rubio …. Are Probably The Same Ones That WOULDN’T Support Romney ……. Romney, The Conservatives Best Choice In 2012 (5 Million Evangelicals Wouldn’t Vote) ….. Cruz, The Conservatives Best Choice In 2016 (Millions Of Evangelicals Are Looking ‘Elsewhere’)

    • Morduin00

      I read/heard somewhere that there were actually two groups of evangelicals. You have the “true evangelicals” that are social conservative and the evangelicals that are socially liberal. That is why you saw the split in evangelicals the way you did in SC. It makes sense.

      I don’t encourage anyone to sit at home if Trump or Rubio becomes the nominee. Get out, vote conservative, even if you have to write in your candidate. It is about time that Conservatives stand up, be counted, and hear… loud and clear. The movement is growing… it is time to show others that we are a force to be reckoned with.

  • tekwrite

    I hope he does! And with the Bush and establishment money behind Rubio, all the more so!

  • Bob E Wills

    If Rubio drops out the voters will just turn their votes to Donald Trump.

  • Bobinms

    A Barbour endorsement is the kiss of death. He first supported Perry, then Bush and now Rubio. Not a good track record.

  • Morduin00

    “We should not deprive conservatives in any State of the opportunity to
    vote for a true conservative. We should not ask any state to choose
    between Donald Trump and Marco Rubio.” – Bingo!

    • My hope is that Cruz cones out 2nd in delegates.

      • Morduin00

        That is my hope as well.

        It doesnt even look like Rubio will score a win in any states.

  • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

    Supporting Cruz at this stage may make Rubio the eventual nominee. Would you rather have Trump or Rubio? Cruz just seems to be fading, and the media also seems to be dumping him.

    • I would prefer Rubio over Trump, but I don’t see any reason for Cruz to get out. He’s competitive in nearly all 50 States and you never know what could happen to change the course of the campaign.