Trump or Cruz

So Ben Carson finally realized that he has no chance.  He finally realized that it isn’t the party leadership that doesn’t want him, it’s the party members.  The people have spoken, and he has listened.  If only he had done so before yesterday, we might be talking about how Ted Cruz got more delegates yesterday than Donald Trump.   But it might be too little too late.

At this point in the race, I only see three possibilities:
1. Donald Trump wins the nomination by virtue of getting enough delegates
2. Marco Rubio drops out and endorses Ted Cruz, and their combined supporters are enough to push Ted Cruz over the top to win the nomination.
3. Nobody wins enough delegates, and it goes to convention, where the 65% of the party that doesn’t want Trump to be the nominee finally realizes that they need to come together and support one nominee.

I’m no political expert, but I think the chances of #1 happening are high.  There are several “winner take all” states coming up, and if Trump takes both Ohio and Florida, it would be almost over at that point.

Option two is dependent on the ability of a politician to realize that he doesn’t have enough support to win, and that he needs to support Cruz because Cruz is the only other Conservative left in the race. So we’re talking about a politician being humble.  Chances are not good here.

Option three is only possible if option one somehow doesn’t happen.  It looks bleak at this point for America, because if Trump is the nominee, it is almost certain that we will be looking at four to eight years of President Hillary Clinton.  We’d be looking at one of the most liberal Presidents ever appointing at least one or two Supreme Court justices. We’d be looking at the continuation (and likely expansion) of Obamacare.  All in all, not a good picture for those of us who hold to conservative principles.

And the spectre of a Clinton Presidency is why I am calling on Marco Rubio and John Kasich to both drop out now, before any more delegates are won by Trump.   Because the only way out of a Trump vs Clinton race this fall is for Rubio and Kasich to unite behind the only Conservative with a chance to beat Trump.  And that conservative is Ted Cruz.

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About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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11 Responses to Trump or Cruz

  1. michael picray says:

    Sooo… you’re saying you want to have a Canadian for President of the US?

  2. michael picray says:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/01/03/ted-cruz-canada-dual-citizenship/4308583/
    As of Jan 14 of 2014 Ted “Traitor to Canada” Cruz was still a Canadian Citizen… and seemed to be having difficulty renouncing his Canadian citizenship. Let’s see now… what was that phrase in the US constitution? Oh yeah… “Natural Born Citizen”. “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States…” Obviously simply being a citizen of the US is something DIFFERENT than being a “NATURAL BORN citizen” – if it were the same thing, there would be no need to include the natural born part in the constitution. So… you can call Cruz a US Citizen” all you want (now that he has “Johnny-Come-Lately” FINALLY renounced his Canadian Citizenship) – but you plainly CANNOT say he is a “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.”

    But at the present time it appears that it won’t be an issue as he (and his Goldman Suchs high level Executive Wife Heidi) only have a snowball’s chance in Hell of being elected President.

    • Steve Picray says:

      I consider a natural born citizen someone who is a citizen from the moment of their birth, which Ted Cruz is, given that his mother was a US Citizen. If he is NOT a natural born citizen, then he would have had to apply for citizenship, which would make him NOT a natural born citizen.

      • michael picray says:

        No argument about him being a US Citizen. The problem is that he is NOT a “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN (something else entirely) – which is a citizen with BOTH PARENTS as US citizens AT THE TIME of said citizen’s birth, AND said citizen must also be born in such a location as is under US Sovereignty at the time of said birth. John McCain qualified because both of his parents were US Citizens AND he was born in the Panama Canal Zone which was “under US sovereignty” at the time of his birth.

        Anchor babies are not eligible to be US President – and neither is the child of parents only one of whom is a US citizen at the time of the child’s birth. The reason they imposed that restriction was to BLOCK FOREIGN INFLUENCE on the government through a parent of a child who attains to the highest levels of the US Government. ie US PRESIDENT (or VP) – Foreign people and children of foreign people need not apply.

        And I’m sorry Steve… what you consider to be a natural born citizen is totally irrelevant. A natural born citizen is one who became a citizen by natural means (two citizen parents + born in-country) as opposed to by de juris or Jus sanguinis.

        • Steve Picray says:

          Can you tell me where you got the definition of “natural born citizen” (NBC)? I know it wasn’t the Constitution, because it doesn’t define the term, it just uses it.

          Some say as you do that NBCs are those who were born in the United States. Others say (as I do) that it means anybody who is a United States citizen from the moment of birth. Eighteenth century British law states, “The children of all natural born subjects born out of the ligeance [i.e. out of England] of Her Majesty Her Heirs and Successors shall be deemed and adjudged to be natural born subjects of this Kingdom to all intents, constructions, and purposes whatsoever.” Granted, that’s British law, but it tells you what the framers of the constitution were probably thinking about when they wrote that clause.

          So yes, the restriction was to block foreign influence. Ted Cruz was born in Calgary in 1970 to a natural born citizen (his mother), thereby making him a United States citizen by birth, (and I submit, a “natural born citizen.”). He lived in Calgary for five years, and then moved to Texas, where he has lived ever since. I don’t really think that living with an American mother from the time of his birth, in addition to living in the United States from the age of five years old, makes him a danger of “foreign influence.”

          Basically what it comes down to is that no court or legislative body has ever determined what “NBC” specifically means and does not mean. Until they do, people are going to have this conversation. I say he is. You say he isn’t.

  3. michael picray says:

    Oh… and I forgot to add – Cruz is scum.

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