At this point, Cruz's steadfast ambition is throwing himself into the scorched earth meatgrinder of Trump's cult of personality. His own cult is suffering. I expect he'll be able to stay as Texas' Senator, but it'll take him a while to come back to national prominence. And that's if he stops now.
austinaero has decided Cruz is basically Romney:
That’s a tough one right there. Very tough. I would have to say he’s right due to the fact I would feel compelled to fight the Dem banner-bearer.VanDeKoik also with the Romney.
It wouldn’t be a vote I was proud of though. Kind of like Romney. Dang.
Every time I read Cruz’s words, all I can hear is Romney’s voice speaking.That's gotta sting.
ghosthost will write in:
the good thing about Trump supporters is- we can write. Give me a line and I will write in “Trump”.I daresay lonestar is a Texan who donated to Cruz, but has now joined a different tribe:
Cruz won't get my vote.TigerClaws explains that Cruz needs to sell conservatives out for health insurance:
I want my money back!
Cruz is delusional. The GOPe likely has a Cruz silver bullet (proof of a couple of the 5 or 8 affairs that we’ve seen referenced) and will tell him to step aside.usconservative is pissed that Cruz said Trump encourages violence at his rallies:
They funded his campaign, his wife works for Goldman Sachs and Ted has his health insurance through that job.
How difficult is it for them to tell Cruz, “Play ball with us or we will expose you, primary, your wife will lose her job, and your life will be over politically”?
Cruz is completely owned by the establishment.
Not after blaming Trump for the violent actions of the protesters in Chicago you won't, Ted.hsmomx3 has decided Cruz is a nasty guy:
I'll sit home in November of Lyin' Ted is the nominee.
He will not get mine...that’s for sure! What a snake he is!HarleyLady27 is still weird and enthusiastic!!
Your not going to have to worry about it Teddy Baby, because your going down this week...it’s all over for you...BlackFemaleArmyCaptain is another whose cultish Trump support is hard to match:
And if you were the last thing standing between me and death, I would choose death...CRUZ SUCKS!!!
Cruz will not get my vote.BlackFemaleArmyCaptain will even risk being banned from Freep:
Look at your nasty actions on FR. You are one of the reasons.
Did Jim change the policy on Free Republic of kicking people off who refused to vote against Hillary?dragnet2 also. Now I'm rooting for Cruz to get the nomination.
Cruz will not get my vote.
Did Jim change the policy on Free Republic of kicking people off who refused to vote against Hillary?dragonblustar remembers that this is a site created to hate the Clintons:
If that means voting for Cruz, then ya might as well have me "kicked off" too.
We have to remember who Hillary is. Don't think I could take four years of The Cackle.hillarys cankles finds Cruz more and more a Washington DC apparatchik every day:
Everyday that passes I find it harder and harder to see me being able to vote for this POS.grania has now realized how bad Cruz is:
He is everything I hate about politicians. I know he’s better than Hillary but
Cruz is the very thing I despise about D.C.
Cruz's mask is off.stuck_in_new_orleans doesn't mince wordsL
I could vote for Trump, Huckabee, or Santorum. That's about it.
Booger eating imbecile won’t be getting my voteWilderness Conservative rolls accelerationalist:
Cruz vs Hillary = holding nose and voting. Cruz vs Bernie = staying home and expecting tree of liberty getting watered sooner.RedWhiteBlue wonders where JimRob and the zot-hammer is:
When a Cruz supporter on Free Republic states that they won’t vote for Trump if he gets the nomination, they get banned.EQAndyBuzz wants to hedge his bets with JimRob.
But here we have a whole thread of Trump supporters, one after another, saying they will not vote for Cruz if he gets the nomination, and absolutely nothing is done about it. The double standard is clear.
like always, we are stealing defeat from the jaws of victory, then will spend the next 4 years blaming someone else for our own misplaced self righteousness. The only person who has it right is Our own leader, Jim. Either of these candidate should be President and we need to stop the infighting. But No.MaxFlint's hatred for Clinton sees him through:
I can tell you today what is going to happen. Trump won’t get 1237, both Cruz and Trump will be passed over for a Kacish/Rubio ticket, we will stay home, Hillary will win and we will spend the next 8 years blaming everyone else but ourselves. Especially when Trump/Cruz ticket was a guaranteed win and instead of embracing it, we picked a fight with ourselves.
One last thing, if that scenario happens, we can kiss FR goodbye because more than likely it will be a rat executive, legislative and judiciary and every law that protects we the people will be turned on its head, including the second amendment.
I'll vote for whoever can beat Hillary. If that's Cruz I vote for Cruz. Don't have a lot of confidence in Cruz's ability to win, but if he's the nominee he gets my vote. The same goes for Ryan, Romney, Bush, Kasich, Paul, Walker or Christie. Not that I expect any of them to be nominated. I still think Trump either gets the majority of delegates or makes a deal to flip enough to win.I don't buy the horseshoe theory, but Kenny calling Hillary just like the GOP sounds basically like a Sanders supporter:
There’s no difference between Hillary and establishment, our Republican majorities in House and Senate should have taught us that. Same crap, same speed, no difference.GBA can't vote Cruz for birther reasons:
He's not eligible.When The Toll is coming off as the reasonable one compared to the rest of the thread...
Rationalize it however you feel the need to, but Cruz is a naturalized citizen: he was born in Canada(!) to a father who wasn't an American citizen when Ted was born.
Therefore, voting for Cruz for POTUS is, by definition, not upholding and defending the Constitution.
If Ted has the most votes FROM THE VOTERS to be the nominee, I would be more than happy to support him.DoughtyOne finds the very idea of Trump losing to mean the GOP cheated:
Brokered or Contested? HELL NO!
The only way Trump doesn’t get the 1237 delegates is by GOPe treachery.DoughtyOne explains that all the votes Trump is losing is because the GOP colluded:
If Ted thinks I’m rewarding that, he is even more of an idiot than I thought. And I think he’s a first class idiot.
If Trump doesn’t get the delegates, it’s because the GOPe colluded with the other candidates to prevent it.Trump-a-licious is gonna go further than just no supporting a non-Trump nominee:
The GOPe is the opposition. They have allowed Obama to do everything he wanted.
Think I’m going to vote for another of their operatives?
I am voting straight democratic ticket if Trump wins the majority of either votes or delegate and doesn’t get the nomination, and that includes local and state elections for a long time to come.dforest explains that Trump is a movement, and if you let that symbol die it's all over.
People behind Trump want the establishment replaced. They know we will lose our sovereignty and vote if the GOPe manages to foist one of theirs on us.virginia9000 also thinks Cruz has Been Exposed:
You see, it isn’t all about Trump, the man, never has been, it is a movement.
This isn’t an average election in the hearts and minds of these people.
The movement goes down and it is over because they will know the GOPe has won again and this last chance is over.
No way will people jump on board to actually vote for their demise because they know that is exactly what will happen.
Lyin Ted has been thoroughly exposed for the Terrible Deceiver that he is and will never get my vote. Never! He is the GOPe puppet now as well as the Globalist, Neocon that we all know him to be...Never Ever Lyin Ted for POTUS!dmz does not have much faith in Freeper declarations:
There will be plenty of clear consciences for the following 4 or 8 years.I dunno. Once a Freeper calls Cruz The Hated Romney, that's a hard thing to come back from.
Or as has happened in every election cycle since I’ve been a freeper (class of 2001) that most of those saying they will sit will pull the lever for the one with R next to their name.