Jeb Bush Endorses Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz The GOP's 'Plan-C'

Ted Cruz, the GOP’s ‘Plan-C’

Still don’t think Ted Cruz has been co-opted and compromised?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the backing of former rival Jeb Bush on Wednesday as prominent Republicans overcome their aversion to the conservative senator to try to force a standoff with insurgent Donald Trump at their party’s convention in July.

The endorsement by Bush, part of a Republican dynasty, is the latest sign of how keen the party’s establishment is to stop Trump, fearing that his rhetoric on illegal immigration and national security will cost the party votes at the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, is a staunch social conservative and a divisive figure in the party due to his willingness to criticize the leadership and his prominent role in bringing about a 2013 government shutdown.

But he is still seen by party grandees and many Republicans in Congress as preferable to Trump, a real-estate billionaire viewed as straying even further from party orthodoxy.

  • This is a sign of the End Times. 😉

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Who knew the sign of the end times would be in friggin’ NEON!?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The GOP and especially Jeb hates Cruz.
    ‘Utterly hates his very existence.
    What kind of deal (lots of carrots, and even more sticks) had to have been struck to get that marriage to happen?
    Well, Ted DID hire Neil Bush (1985 serial banking fraudster that cost the American tax payers a cool billion) for some unknown reason, maybe we now know.

    Both sides think that they controll the other, but only one is right.

  • Winners!

  • Clink9

    The Jeb Bush endorsement must reek like Ted stepped in dog shit.

    Thanks for nothing Jeb.

  • Shebel

    Would Trump have gone to ‘SHOCK and AWE’ ? Not Likely. (Bush)

    Would Trump ,after all the “S@A” – have pulled out of the Country ? Not likely. (Obama)
    —because he has a conscience .

  • Norman_In_New_York

    How many endorsements by losers can Cruz stand?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’m waiting for the all important Kasich endorsement.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Talk about the kiss of death. ahahahahahaha ……!!!!!

  • mauser 98

    Roger Stone ( former Trump advisor)………….Neil jumps in

    “Neil Bush, the son of President George H. W. Bush, who defrauded U.S.
    taxpayers out of $1.5 billion dollars in the savings and loan scam, and
    later peddled influence for the Chinese government, (who plied him with
    Chinese prostitutes) has formally endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for
    president. You can’t make this stuff up.”

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    • dance…dancetotheradio

      How about the Ted Kennedys?

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Speaking of Teds.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Is that Mary-Jo?
          Tragedy and outrage that Ted Kennedy got away with it.