For the first time since I was eligible to vote, I don’t know if I’m even going to vote for President this year. Like many people, I’m not keen on either the Democrat or the Republican candidate. This is reflected in the fact that both of them have extremely high negatives in voter polls.
One of two things happened the other night when Ted Cruz spoke at the Republican Presidential Convention. He may have been the guy lots of people consider him to be–someone who insists on being right and on sticking that in your face. Or he took a tremendous political gamble, one which will only pay off if Donald Trump goes down in flames, but will kill Cruz’ political career if Trump is elected and goes on to a successful presidency, and may kill Cruz’ career anyway.
Either way, the polite thing to do would have been to pass on speaking at the convention. I understand not supporting someone who made personal attacks on your father and your wife. I wouldn’t either. Still, in my opinion, what he did was the equivalent of having a fight with the birthday boy, showing up at the party anyway, and defecating on the birthday cake.
I’m not going to watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of Philadelphia either, but if I have any opinions on what goes on there, I’ll let you know here.