Listen up, because Ted Cruz has something to say. While making a major announcement on April 27, the Texas senator picked Carly Fiorina as his Vice President running mate, describing her as someone of ‘knowledge, judgment and character.’
With the Republican National Convention fast approaching, Ted Cruz, 45, knows it’s time to shake things up to take the nomination away from Donald Trump, 69. What better way to do that than by announcing Carly Fiorina, 61, to be his vice president?
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“One of the most solemn choices you make is [who you pick] for vice president,” Ted said, during an April 27 political rally in Indianapolis, Indiana. “This is an individual that I trust. More importantly, this is an individual you can trust.” After saying that a vice president should have “knowledge, judgment and character,” Ted introduced the person he thinks has all three: Carly!
While gushing about his VP pic, Ted brought up their biggest rival. “Carly confronted Donald Trump,” Ted said, bringing up how Trump talked about Carly’s face. “Every one of us remembers the grace, the class…in how Carly responded.” Ted then called Trump a “bully,” and that “they don’t know what to do when a strong, powerful woman stands up and says ‘I am not afraid.'”
The crowd erupted in cheers when Carly finally came out and she quickly trashed Hillary Clinton, 68, and Donald as “two sides of the same coin.” Carly said that “they’re not going to challenge the system that sold us down the river. They’re not going to challenge the system – they ARE the system!”
After getting walloped in the Acela GOP Primaries on April 26, Ted needed some good news. Donald pulled off a clean sweep, taking Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Out of 118 committed delegates up for grabs, the Donald took 105, cementing his lead with 950 total delegates, per CNBC. It seems his funny sketch on The Tonight Show didn’t charm voters. Maybe they’re still mad at him, just like Ted’s former college roommate or those New York voters who called Ted a “right-wing bigot” to his face?
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If it seems unusual that Ted would announce a running mate before actually securing the Republican nomination, it is. However, it’s not the first time this has happened. In 1976, then Governor Ronald Reagan named Pennsylvania Senator Richard S. Schweiker as his vice president pick, according to USA Today. It didn’t really work out in Ronnie’s favor, as then President Gerald Ford defeated him at the 1976 GOP convention.
Political fans expecting Ted to finally admit he’s actually the Zodiac killer, the lead singer for Christian hair-metal band Stryper, or that he’s related to Duke basketball star Grayson Allen will have to wait. Maybe he’ll save that for the GOP convention on July 18 to drop those bombshells?
Are you shocked by Ted’s announcement, HollywoodLifers? What do you think?