by Gary L. Bauer
Indiana’s presidential primary is next week, Tuesday, May 3rd. And this afternoon, Sen. Ted Cruz got a big boost when Governor Mike Pence endorsed him. Here are some excerpts of Governor Pence’s remarks:
I’m not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the Republican primary. I am a Reagan conservative. . . I see Ted Cruz as a principled conservative who’s dedicated his career to advancing the Reagan agenda. . .
I’m very impressed with Ted Cruz’s devotion and knowledge of the Constitution. . . to our Second Amendment, and of course, I appreciate his strong and unwavering stand for the sanctity of life. . . He has shown the courage of his convictions. It’s not a popular thing in Washington to take on the leadership of your own party, and he has been willing to do it.
Indeed, he has. Just ask John Boehner and Mitch McConnell!
Polls show the race in Indiana is a dead heat between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Perhaps Gov. Pence’s endorsement will make the difference.
By the way, Governor Pence handled the endorsement the right way. He did not use rhetoric that savaged the other candidates. Instead, he raised up Cruz.
He also made it clear that he would “work my heart out” for whomever wins the GOP nomination, adding, “The course of [the Obama Administration] will only be magnified by either of the current Democrat candidates.”
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.