Kasich throws in the towel.
Ladies and gentleman, the Republican nominee for President of the United States:
Donald Trump began Tuesday morning floating a conspiracy theory about Ted Cruz’s father, but he ended the day with magnanimous praise for the Texas senator, hailing him as “one hell of a competitor” with “an amazing future” as he called for the party to unite behind his campaign.
But by Wednesday morning, the Republican presidential front-runner — now the presumptive nominee — was back to his familial attack, suggesting that Cruz never denied that his father was pictured with John F. Kennedy’s assassin.
Trump told Fox News on Tuesday that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to JFK’s murder, an assertion that came from a National Enquirer story alleging that the elder Cruz was pictured with Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963.
There was no evidence for the accusation — and a fiery Ted Cruz called Trump’s comments “nuts,” unreasonable and “kooky” on Tuesday before suspending his campaign following a loss in Indiana.
Holy shit. Cruz just dropped out.
Even in defeat Cruz still can’t seem to human properly:
Symbolic of the current state of their campaign.
Can somebody please explain to me wtf is going on? I give up. Game over man. Game over.
Loser candidate picks other loser candidate as a running mate.
(CNN)Ted Cruz will name Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate Wednesday, according to two sources — a last-ditch move to regain momentum after being mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP presidential nomination outright.
The Texas senator will make the announcement at an afternoon rally in Indiana, which votes Tuesday in the next GOP contest. Cruz must have a strong showing in the Hoosier State to help block rival Donald Trump from securing the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination, and keep alive his hopes of a contested Republican National Convention.