by Gary L. Bauer
After Indiana’s disappointing results came in, Texas Senator Ted Cruz suspended his campaign. It was a very wise decision.
I had just finished an appearance on the Fox Business Network, in which I tried to avoid suggesting that he should drop out. But by the time I got back to my house, Senator Cruz had made the announcement.
Tuesday night, Senator Cruz put the country before his own ambitions. He knows the ultimate goal is to stop Hillary Clinton and prevent the left’s “fundamental transformation” of America. The Republican Party and the conservative movement must be united.
And the party is coming together. As I write, news is breaking that Ohio Governor John Kasich has suspended his campaign too.
As a former presidential candidate, I know that it is never an easy decision to drop out. You know you are letting loyal supporters down. But as Senator Cruz said Tuesday night, the movement to defend the Constitution and our Judeo-Christian values continues.
He reminded us Tuesday night that there is no substitute for victory. We must defeat Hillary Clinton in November!
Surprised by Cruz’s decision, Donald Trump praised Cruz as “one hell of a competitor,” adding, “He is a tough, smart guy. And he has got an amazing future.”
In fact, some have suggested Senator Cruz would make a great Supreme Court Justice. As a clerk to the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Cruz learned from one of the best.
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.