No surprise, Ted Cruz pulled the plug on his presidential campaign.
Things started going all wrong for him. The least was the vice president on his ticket, Carly Fiorina, falling off the stage. The worst was the ugly loss in Indiana.
But, like in all obits of those who take the risk of running for president, that attempt will likely be the first few lines. "Ted Cruz made serious strategic and tactical mistakes in his failed run for U.S. president during 2016. Somehow, like many conservatives at the time, he denied the genius of his opponent Donald Trump in managing the media."
With Cruz out of the way, the next phase in Campaign 2016 will be the battle of the professional politico, Hillary Clinton, and the populist icon, Trump. Neither should be underestimated.
The fun part will be whom each chooses as a running mate.