Cruz Picks Fiorina as VP (A tad Premature?)
by Right Wing Fighter
Well this is interesting:
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina – a woman who he said has repeatedly “shattered glass ceilings” – to serve as his running mate. The Texas senator announced his pick for vice president at an Indianapolis rally, an unusual move for an underdog candidate that reflects the increasing urgency for the fiery conservative to reverse his downward trajectory.
Now that is desperation.
The Reagan campaign pulled the same trick back in 1976 when the Gipper was losing to Ford in the primary. The idea was to shift focus back onto Reagan. The man Reagan picked was Richard Schweiker, a moderate senator from Pennsylvania.
The Reagan team hoped that picking a moderate would blunt Ford’s charge that Reagan was a conservative firebrand that would start World War 3.
It did shift focus back to Reagan for a bit, but in the end it didn’t have much effect, and Reagan’s poll numbers stayed about the same.
I wonder why Cruz thinks that picking Fiorina will help. Aside from a short-term bump in the polls after her first debate, she never got anywhere at all. She doesn’t have very much appeal.