Ted Cruz quits after devastating loss
Ted Cruz quits the Republican race after a devastating loss in the Indiana Republican Primary. His exit speech did not address Trump.
The Huffington Post reported Cruz's surrender as follows.
WASHINGTON — Facing an increasingly narrow path to the nomination and failing to thwart Donald Trump’s dominance, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) withdrew from the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday.
“Tonight, I’m sorry to say that path has been foreclosed,” Cruz said in a speech Tuesday night in Indianapolis, “but the voters chose another path.”
“We are suspending our campaign,” he added.
As Trump barreled toward the 1,237 delegates required to win, Cruz’s campaign in recent weeks resorted to increasingly desperate measures, mounting a last-ditch effort to win the Indiana primary, one of the only remaining primary states that gave Cruz a chance of winning. But Indiana turned out to be the final nail in the coffin — Trump won handily in the Hoosier State, including among social conservatives, a demographic that in theory favored Cruz.
Anyone who thinks that Donald Trump is an automatic loser in the general, better wake up. America is willing to forgive all his negatives if they believe he can "Make America great again."