Ted Cruz Drops Out: What to Make of the Announcement

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By Mehmet Zorluoglu

Staff Columnist

Ted Cruz has officially announced the suspension of his campaign for the Republican nomination. This news comes after around 60% of the votes in Indiana were tallied, with the results showing a double digit Trump lead.

Cruz came out to speak to a crowd of supporters in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was introduced by Carly Fiorina– his choice for vice president just a few short days ago– before he delved into a brief speech very similar to the typical stump speeches he has given during this campaign cycle.

After he made his remarks and received many cheers of approval, he announced that he would be suspending his campaign as he and his staff did not see a viable path forward. This seemed to startle many of the people in the audience.

The next announcement that many will be waiting to hear is who Cruz chooses to endorse, if anyone. He was far and away the biggest threat to Trump’s hopes of winning the nomination, and with him gone, an endorsement for Trump may bolster Trump’s general election chances. Should one choose to apply conventional wisdom to predict the outcome of the general election, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton seems an overwhelming favorite against Trump.

However, if there is one thing we know about this year’s presidential race, it is that the conventional wisdom has been proven wrong over and over again.

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Mehmet Zorluoglu is a senior at Newton South. He used to be quite the introvert and would be wary of the most menial interactions. However, he enjoys most sports (both playing and watching), hanging out with friends, and is interested in politics/current events. If you are passionate about a topic he is always open for a discussion or debate.


  1. I’m no political expert or scientist – far from it, actually – but from my point of view, it’s relatively obvious that Clinton is the Democratic party nominee, and it’s a reasonable assertion to say that Trump is that of the RNC. If so, there are evidently going to be televised debates between the two, and I fear one thing – Donald Trump can get a lot of leverage with a few short phrases: “Hillary, you are not to be trusted. You can be bought; I know this because I have bought you before.” Whatever happens, it’s going to get messy.

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