Ted Cruz is quitting the presidential race, according to campaign manager Jeff Roe, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright.
Cruz had appeared likely to go all the way to the Republican convention, but a string of massive losses in the Northeast, and his subsequent defeat in Indiana, appear to have convinced him there’s no way forward.
Trump has done it. He has won the nomination despite Kasich still being in the race.
Almost every pundit got it wrong. We all wrote Trump off as a joke, yet he has just become the de facto Republican nominee.
Can he beat Clinton. She is at $1.33 to win and he is $3.50. I doubt it, but he has proven people wrong before.
What will be interesting is if there is a third party candidate campaiging as a true conservative?