Today is make or break day for Ted Cruz. According to Donald Trump, if he loses, it’s all over.
Tonight’s Indiana State primary is crunch time for Ted Cruz and his presidential run, as GOP front-runner Donald Trump hopes to put the candidacy beyond reach of anyone else.
Cruz was still confident last Friday that he could swing Indiana acknowledging the race would come down to Indiana. However, after recent polls showed Trump 15% ahead in the state, Cruz stepped back from that rhetoric despite a frantic last day of campaigning before voters head to the polls.
Cruz has tried everything to turn the tide in Indiana, from appointing Carly Fiorina as his running mate to winning the tacit endorsement of Indiana‘s conservative Governor Mike Pence. So a loss in Indiana would be a crushing blow.
Fox News interviewed Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, on the election and Cruz’s chances in Indiana,
“You also want a leader with good judgement…you don’t want someone who is rash, who is hot-headed, who is liable to go off at the latest Twitter storm. In talking about somebody who would have his finger on the button, you want someone who is measured, who has judgement, who has common sense.”
Cruz wanted to reassure voters that he and Carly Fiorina are a team that can take on the bullies, of whom he considers Donald Trump to be one of them,
“Every one of us has experienced in life going back to grade school that a bully isn’t strong, a bully is weak, a bully is scared, a bully needs affirmation for their own insecurities and so they find someone they think is weaker than they are and they pick on them because it makes them feel tough. And the only the only response that ever works with a bully is to pop ‘em in the nose.”
“And Carly is someone who stands up to bullies whether they’re named Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or Vladimir Putin.”
But with all the tough talk and posturing, it will come down to the voters tonight. With the rest of the primaries looking favorable to Trump, Indiana is Cruz’s last stand.
Who is going to win Indiana?