Election 2016

Breakfast with Ted Cruz

esquire.comCLEVELAND, OHIO—As Thursday dawned, the Tailgunner was still a cussed soul and still refusing to back down and still all those things he was on the stage the night before. He had a breakfast meeting with the Texas delegation in a Marriott downtown, and he stood in even as derision came from the most loyal supporters—and some of the very few political friends—that he has.

“What does it say,” Cruz told them, “when you stand up and say, ‘Vote your conscience,’ and rabid supporters of our nominee begin screaming, ‘What a horrible thing to say!’ [Ed. Note: That was a very polite translation of what the folks in the New York delegation were screaming at him.] If we can’t make the case to the American people that voting for our party’s nominee is consistent with voting your conscience, is consistent with defending freedom and defending the Constitution, then we are not going to win and we would not deserve to win. That’s how you win elections.”

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