On Wednesday, Ted Cruz announced that should he secure the GOP nomination, he will run on a ticket with former presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his vice-presidential nominee. Donald Trump reacted to the announcement in his typical fashion – with insults.
The Cruz-Fiorina rally of the announcement completely upstaged Trump’s foreign policy speech which was filled with mispronunciations and read in such a way that some remarked he sounded like a third-grader reading a book report out loud. Since Trump wants Cruz to get out of the race so that he can have a clear path to the nomination, rather than having to earn the necessary 1,237 delegates, this no doubt angered him. An Indianapolis newspaper, however, absolutely loved Cruz’s pick of Fiorina.
The Indianapolis Star praised Cruz for choosing Indiana as the site to name Fiorina as his running mate and vice-presidential nominee.
Ted Cruz must know that Indiana is the perfect place to name a vice presidential running mate.
Though many in the mainstream media criticized Cruz and Fiorina, calling the announcement an “act of desperation,” it scored points with this local paper.
Regarding Fiorina herself, they stated the eagerly look forward to claiming her as a Hoosier since the announcement was made in The Hoosier State, even though she has never lived there. Despite Trump’s denigrating Cruz’s announcement as “cute,” the enthusiasm of the crowd is a sign that Indiana loves Carly.
On Wednesday, Cruz named Carly Fiorina as his running mate to an enthusiastic Hoosier crowd, should he somehow become the GOP presidential nominee over front-runner Donald Trump.
Yes, we know Fiorina is a Texan, not a Hoosier, by birth. But once she touches Indiana soil we can claim her, as we tend to do with celebrities who have even a remote Hoosier connection.
Will this positive reception of Cruz adding Fiorina as his official running mate pay off in Indiana’s primary next Tuesday?