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Trump-Cruz Ticket Would Ensure Victory in November

Friday, 08 July 2016 11:52 AM Current | Bio | Archive

A delegate revolt, the so called #NeverTrump movement, general confusion and ignorance of convention protocol are all on the table as we head into what is expected to be the most controversial and memorable Republican National Convention in modern history.

With an accurate count by delegate allegiance largely a mystery until the first vote and the potential for a party meltdown being more and more a likely scenario if anyone other than Donald Trump is nominated, the time has come for serious consideration of a November ticket headlined by the top two popular vote earners in the GOP primary, presumptive nominee Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Prior to being relieved of his duties as Trump Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski was quoted on “CBS This Morning” May 24 as saying regarding the search for a potential VP pick for Mr. Trump, “I think it’s someone who has federal elective experience so they understand how to make sure that they can get his legislative agenda done.”

With that quote speculation began that Mr. Trump would be in the market for someone seasoned and conditioned in the D.C. way of advancing policy.

Since that quote the Republican base has largely been divided by names like Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. While Sessions and Corker bring recent "federal elective experience" they both lack the crossover name recognition amongst lesser informed voters.

Speaker Gingrich, while certainly qualified, suffers from a lack of success in major election scenarios with the exception of his showing in the 2012 South Carolina and Georgia primaries.

The majority of reputable polls over the last year have revealed Hillary Clinton as the favorite in a head to head scenario versus Mr. Trump.

The 2008 and 2012 elections were largely decided by the abstinence of the Conservative base as the less than exciting McCain/Palin and Romney/Ryan tickets failed to motivate disenfranchised voters to pull the GOP lever. With the prospect of 3 consecutive presidential victories by the Democrats on the horizon the time is upon us for presumptive nominee Donald Trump and the Leader of the Current Conservative Contingency, Sen. Ted Cruz to put their personal rivalries and bitter animus behind them in an effort to build the first winning Republican Ticket since before the housing collapse and Great Recession.

The total popular vote count for Cruz showed almost 8 million votes going to the conservative firebrand in a field that started with 17 candidates. Many of Cruz’s supporters have taken an anti-Trump position and the #FreetheDelegates movement, largely fueled by Cruz loyalists has gone viral on social media. Curly Haugland, RNC Rules Committee member has long asserted that delegates are unbound on all ballots adding fuel to a potential explosion in Cleveland that may do irreparable damage to the most splintered Republican Party in decades.

The possibility of a base of support that already numbers over 20 million between both candidates is the closest thing to a lock the GOP can possibly produce. With Trump's polling and his reckless nature on the campaign trail the onus is on the party to create the strongest possible ticket. Cruz satisfies the need for putting an experienced legislator as well as a respected conservative on a ticket that can prevent the no-show of millions of potential republican voters on election night.

The last time the Republican Party ran its top 2 popular vote recipients on a national ticket the result was the first of 2 landslide victories for the Reagan/Bush ticket which ushered in 12 consecutive years of a GOP Whitehouse.

Mr. Trump, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Senator Cruz should all take a cue from history as our best chance to “Make America Great Again”.

Julio Rivera is an entrepreneur, small business consultant and political activist. He contributes to RightWingNews.com and NewsNinja2012.com, and had previously covered boxing and baseball for the now defunct "The Urban News" in his native Paterson, N.J. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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