Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz today, making Cruz the Establishment's Anti-Establishment Candidate. Having spent 15 of the last 20 years in Washington, Cruz is the Official Outsider endorsed by the National Review, the oldest conservative publication in Washington. Cruz has raised $66,199,643 from donors who want an official outsider as their anti-establishment candidate.
Official Outsider -- the Establishment's Anti-Establishment Candidate. Accept no substitutes.
But while he has a nice -- a terrific -- resume (clerked for the chief justice, argued before the Supreme Court, and served in the Senate) what are his accomplishments? What has he built? How many jobs in the private sector did he create? Just what did his wife do at Goldman Sachs?
Most important of all: What makes him an outsider? What makes him anti-Establishment?
Yes, I get that Cruz loves God and loves the Constitution.
We all do.
But I want to know what makes a Washington resident who is a member of the U.S Senate an anti-establishment outsider.
I also question why he told CNN after Tuesday's primary, "The momentum is with us,"
He won Utah thanks to Mitt Romney, and lost Arizona, falling another 18 delegates behind Trump, who now leads by 274, according to Real Clear Politics (Trump 739, Cruz 465). Trump already has just under 60% of the 1,237 delegates he needs, while Cruz has 38%. If we are going to deny Trump a nomination because he has only a plurality of the delegates, how can we then give the prize to the man who doesn't even have that?
Oh wait, Cruz is now the Official Outsider -- the Establishment's Anti-Establishment Candidate.
Well-played, Washington insiders.