Texas Senator Ted Cruz lost a fierce battle for the Republican nomination just months ago. After Trump handedly won all of Indiana’s delegates, Cruz, who had already announced that Carly Fiorina would be his running mate, dropped out of the race. This cleared the way for Trump to secure the Party’s nod, and Right-Wing conservatives who endorsed Cruz could do nothing but sit back and watch Trump march all over their truly conservative values. Now, however, it appears that they have reason for hope, as leading conservative figureheads are plotting Ted Cruz’s next presidential run.
The Hill reported yesterday that top conservative donors, activists, and politicians met at a secret dinner to discuss a future Ted Cruz presidential run.
“The dinner was at the Virginia home of conservative activist Brent Bozell and the agenda was to plot Cruz’s future and the future of the conservative movement,” writes The Hill. “The undertone of the dinner was about how to position Cruz for a future tilt at the presidency and to spearhead the conservative movement from his seat in the Senate, those in attendance said. Dining with Cruz and his chief of staff Paul Teller were some of the most powerful figures in the conservative movement.”
Those in attendance believe that Cruz can seize control of conservatives in the Senate then implement his beliefs in a presidential bid in 2020.
Despite the fact that Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee to run against Hillary Clinton in November, Cruz has not yet endorsed the candidate, and there is little indication that he will do so in the near future. Furthermore, Cruz has promised to uphold the principles of the GOP at all costs, and this could potentially come in the form of a future White House run.
What do you think about this secret dinner? Will we see Ted Cruz run for president again?