A Crubio Ticket?

February 26, 2016

by Gary L. Bauer


From left: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

From left: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

In recent days, many readers have asked me about the possibility of various candidates joining together to help unite the party. The idea of a Cruz/Rubio ticket is most frequently mentioned.

My good friend Rep. Trent Franks is making that case to his House colleagues. He is asking House Republicans to sign a letter to Senators Cruz and Rubio urging them to consider the stakes and to unite for the good of the party. Here are some excerpts:

Now is a time for choosing — for you, and for us. Through rivalry, disunity, and baseless hatred in our ranks, conservatives are now in danger of splintering our voice. . . We call upon all national security, free-market, and pro-family conservatives to boldly rally around the two of you together and ask you both to answer the call of statesmanship and decide between yourselves which shall be the candidate for President and which shall be the candidate for Vice President.

That sounds like a great idea to me! What do you think?

Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.


Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.

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One comment on “A Crubio Ticket?”

  • JackKlein says:

    I don’t think that many people would actually support that ticket, at least not as many as they might think will. There might be 60% that don’t like Trump, but it does not mean they like either of these two more. They just don’t like Trump and this notion that Rubio is more electable is very funny.
    There was one of his supporters on MSNBC earlier today, saying Cruz should get out of the race if he does not win Texas or win it by a high margin. He also said, the appeal of having Rubio as the nominee, is that we can get more Hispanic people to vote for him.

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