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WashTimes: Cruz Needs to Fall in Line, Not Use Speech to Launch 2020 Bid

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 12:45 PM

Ted Cruz takes center stage in prime time Wednesday night at the GOP convention, and many hopes and fears of Republicans are attuned as to what exactly the Texas senator and runner-up to Donald Trump is going to say.  

The "hopes" are looking for a full-throated endorsement of Trump. The "fears" — and many of the predictions — are dreading a speech that launches Cruz's 2020 presidential bid.

"The time to unify is now — behind the candidate our party has chosen. Mr. Trump may not be perfect, but he has delivered on his two promises to the more grassroots branch of the party, in that he picked a socially conservative vice president in Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, and in that he released a list of his Supreme Court picks, which were lauded in conservative circles," The Washington Times wrote.

One of Cruz's supporters told the Washington Examiner he doesn't know what to expect, but said he dispensed advice on what the senator should say.

"I said to him, 'Ted, you need to give a speech in Cleveland, and it needs to be a speech that is big and resounding and lays out priority of principles and ideals similar to Ronald Reagan's speech in 1976 — the one that set the stage for Reagan to enter us into the presidency and a subsequent election,'" Iowa Rep. Steve King told the Examiner.

But that path gives this country four years of Obama's policies extended by Hillary Clinton, and that's not good for the party or Americans, says the Times.

"We don't care about [Cruz's] political moves. You're exemplifying the reason why the GOP base has grown wary of politicians, and the reason why the anti-establishment fervor has grown. You're in it for yourselves and your own political future — the next four years be damned," the Times concluded.

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