Trailing in polls, delegates and votes, Republican candidate Ted Cruz tried to steal some of the spotlight from front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday by declaring his running mate, Carly Fiorina.
The announcement, unusual for this stage of the race, did win Cruz news headlines as he and Fiorina held forth live on television for the better part of the afternoon.
But experts wondered if it wasn’t a gimmick designed to bolster his chances in the Indiana primaries next week. A loss could mean the end of his campaign for this presidential polls cycle.
The New York Times called it the “political equivalent of a student pulling a fire alarm to avoid an exam: It was certain to draw attention and carried the possibility of meeting its immediate goal, but seemed unlikely to forestall the eventual reckoning.”
Cruz is trailing Trump by 400 delegates, and with just 10 more states to go with 500 delegates at stake, he is not going to reach the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination. Read more