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If the fat lady hasn’t sung yet, she’s warming up her vocal chords and getting ready to release quite an anthem. After Donald Trump’s dominant 16 point victory in Indiana on Tuesday, Ted Cruz had few choices going forward, the most logical of which was to suspend his campaign.
That’s exactly what he did Tuesday night, but he wasn’t about to congratulate his opponent.
In what was largely an uplifting speech, Cruz hit his points and broke his news without mentioning the presumptive winner at all, “From the beginning I said I would continue on as long as there is a viable path to victory. Tonight, I am sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed. Together we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we had, but the voters chose a different path. And so with a heavy heart, with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, I am suspending my campaign.”
Cruz continued with a strong message about the core principles that defined his campaign, “But hear me now – I am not suspending our fight for liberty. I am not suspending our fight to defend the Constitution, to defend the Judeo-Christian values that built America. Our movement will continue, and I give you my word that I will continue this fight with all of my strength and all of my ability.”
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