Election 2016

Ted Cruz Drops Out of the Race, Donald Trump is the Nominee

Written by SK Ashby

Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has officially dropped out of the race after Trump's easy victory in the Indiana primary.

INDIANAPOLIS — Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced Tuesday that he was ending his presidential campaign, bowing to the reality that his crushing loss in Indiana all but assured the nomination of Donald J. Trump.

“From the beginning, I have said that I will continue on as long as there is a viable path to victory,” he told supporters here. “Tonight, I am sorry to say, it appears that path has been closed.”

Unfortunately for her, this also means Carly Fiorina will not get to be vice president. Her brief run as the vice presidential hopeful lasted less than a week.

The writing has been on the wall for a while, but it has now become reality: Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

This doesn't necessarily mean the Republican convention in July will not be a complete shitshow, it may simply take on a different form. While the prospect of a contested convention increased the likelihood that we will see riots in the streets of Cleveland, the convention will now be headlined and organized by glorified gameshow host Donald Trump.

Clint Eastwood's empty chair may look dignified and respectful before Donald Trump's Luxurious Extravaganza Extreme 2016 is complete.