On Friday, former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced that he was endorsing and actively campaigning for [score]Ted Cruz[/score]!
This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz.
Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism. Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these.
The only path that remains to nominate a Republican rather than Mr. Trump is to have an open convention. At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining nominating elections as possible.
I like Governor John Kasich. I have campaigned with him. He has a solid record as governor. I would have voted for him in Ohio. But a vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail.
I will vote for Senator Cruz and I encourage others to do so as well, so that we can have an open convention and nominate a Republican.
— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) March 18, 2016
Thank you, Governor! https://t.co/4zbAGaIGSH
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 18, 2016
Mitt Romney is not the only one getting on board the Cruz Train; over the weekend the campaign announced that many of our nation’s Catholic leaders were choosing to endorse Senator Cruz.
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced endorsements from more than 50 Catholic leaders, including activists, public servants, pro-life advocates, clergy, and business leaders. Dr. Robert P. George and Ken Cuccinelli are co-chairs of the initiative, leading Cruz’s outreach in the Catholic community.
Cruz was more than happy to accept the endorsement while also praising the Catholic Church for their tireless efforts to defend traditional cultural values.
“The Catholic Church is an unwavering voice for life, marriage, and religious liberty. These three issues have been central to my campaign since the very beginning, and I have been proud to stand with Catholics in the fight to protect the dignity of every life, the sacrament of marriage, and the First Amendment right to religious liberty. In an age when the Obama administration has the audacity to sue the Little Sisters of the Poor, it has never been more critical to stand with those who have dedicated their lives to the service of the Church and its mission of loving the whole world. Especially in this Year of Mercy, we have an opportunity to protect the most vulnerable and safeguard the truth revealed through Scripture and the tradition of millennia.”
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