It turns out Ted Cruz has reinforced his reputation for being the least liked senator in the U.S. Senate. Last night he broke his pledge to support the GOP nominee, Donald Trump, thus destroying any chance that he’ll be a GOP nominee in the future if he decides ever to run for president again. It was a very selfish and foolish of him to do. Cruz doesn’t have the same kind of class as Ronald Reagan who in a similar position in 1976 endorsed Gerald Ford after a bitter 1976 GOP primary fight for the GOP nod. Reagan reaped the rewards for Party loyalty in 1980. But, such can never be the case for Cruz because the base of the GOP will never forget what Cruz failed to do in 2016.
Yahoo News reports Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to link arms with Republicans at the party's national convention on Wednesday, but was booed lustily by delegates when he ended his speech without offering Donald Trump his endorsement — or even saying he would vote for the New York billionaire.As he appeared on stage, Cruz basked in a minute-long standing ovation. Cruz finished second to Trump in the crowded Republican primary campaign and congratulated the GOP nominee on his victory.But as close as Cruz came to saying he wanted Trump to win the White House came when he said: "I want to see the principles that our party believes in prevail in November."Cruz didn't tell the convention crowd that he plans to vote for Trump. Nor did he ask his supporters, hundreds of whom encouraged him to run for president in four years at an event on Wednesday afternoon, to vote for the newly minted Republican nominee.The delegates responded with angry boos, and Cruz backer and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli escorted Heidi Cruz off the convention floor as she was heckled by Trump delegates."He's a chicken," said Eugene Delgaudio, a delegate from Sterling, Virginia, who clucked like a chicken when asked about Cruz's decision. "He needed to toughen up like every other Republican loser of any nomination battle in the last 100 years since Abraham Lincoln and just suck it up, be a man and back the nominee that he was beaten by, fair and square."