Food for thought – Cruz bows out as Trump takes the title

Cartoon by Ryan Fletcher
Cartoon by Ryan Fletcher

Yesterday’s announcement by Senator Ted Cruz dealt the eulogy for his campaign to secure the GOP nominee for President of the United States.

“Together, we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we’ve got. But the voters chose another path. And so, with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the longterm future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign,”

Frankly I thought Cruz ran a decent race, however as much as I like the man’s conservative zeal I’m glad Donald Trump’s head-kicker populism has prevailed in the GOP contest (because let’s face it Governor John Kasich always had about as much chance of winning the nomination as Ralph Nader has at becoming the Governor of Texas).

BREAKING NEWS: Kasich bowed out today.

It’s the Trump doctrine of winning and WWE showmanship that amplifies The Donald’s unstoppable maverick persona (which is comparable in some respects to his good friend Jesse Ventura, when gaining victory of the Minnesota Governorship back in 1999).

Whether Trump invokes General Patton as the blueprint to dealing with ISIS or expressing the sentiments of General Curtis LeMay regarding Nuclear weapons (or even the long-running mantra to have Mexico pay for the border wall), Trump’s trek to the White House is looking better by the day.

As a Trump zealot I love how easily The Donald can enrage the paid pinko protesters around the world. But furthermore Trump’s goal of American centric “fair trade” with a suggestive revival of Nixon era style law-and-order makes me eager to see this phenomena duplicated in Australia also (particularly as our Federal election quickly approaches).

Food for thought.