Ted Cruz took a book out of the Donald Trump playbook and had a major news announcement on the day after Trump won 105 out of 111 delegates on Tuesday.
Cruz announced that former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his new running mate.
A lot of people are asking why is he picking a running mate the day after he was mathematically eliminated from being able to get enough delegates before the convention.
It is a good question, but what does Ted have to lose? Nothing. His only chance to stop Trump is to pull away enough votes in California and Indiana to keep Trump from gaining the needed 1237 delegates.
If Cruz can do that, then he has a chance at becoming the nominee with the backing of the Republican establishment.
On the other hand it is a long shot. Trump proved his staying power on Tuesday and Cruz even slipped to 3rd place in all but one of the contests. Cruz has been losing ground and he went with the last trick up his sleeve.
Now that he has named Carly, there are not going to be any more surprises. He has nothing left to reveal. This may help him stop Trump, possibly, but it will hurt him and the Republicans chances in the fall.
The move was a desperate one that might pay off and stop Trump, but what is next? If he does become the nominee with Carly, he will lose out on the news cycle when Hillary announces her VP.
He played his cards too early, but what choice did he have? Donald has done all but lock up the nomination. He has eliminated 16 other GOP candidates from having a chance to get enough delegates and has received more votes to this point than Romney did in all of 2012.
Trump is going to be tough to beat, but this move might be the only thing he could have done at this point.
Carly is not only a woman, which shows diversity and can play against Hillary, but she is a businessperson. Carly is the first ever woman CEO of a top 20 business and is one tough cookie.
She is a good pick. Carly is a much better pick than a Rubio or Bush. She will be able to help out California, but is it too much too late?