Lots of rumors flying around that Rubio is about to drop out. Rubio denies them, but it is clear that his campaign is on its last legs, and that if he doesn’t leave the race before the Florida primary next Tuesday he certainly will if he loses that primary. Jon Kass of the Chicago Tribune, my favorite columnist, cuts to the heart of what is going on:
The common wisdom, which is so often wrong, says Cruz is not a good candidate. He’s strident, doesn’t have great hair and he lacks charisma. But charisma doesn’t make a leader. Backbone makes a leader. Charisma doesn’t make a good president, as the past eight years have shown.
And Trump? The Republican establishment has gone out of its way to make him toxic. They’ve played every card against him. They say he could never defeat Hillary Clinton. But never is a stupid word in politics.
It’s decision time.
Go here to read the rest. A good many Republicans are ticked off with the Republican Establishment, and rightly so. In Cruz they have a candidate who shares their views. If he gets the nomination and if he wins, he will reshape the Republican party into a conservative party. Cruz is smart, tough and a fighter and he should be the standard bearer for all those who cherish conservatism.