MEMBERS ONLY: Ted Cruz Prematurely Announces His Running Mate, and It's a Really Weird Choice

In a desperate bid to further toss the GOP presidential nominating process into complete disarray, Ted Cruz announced his running mate on Wednesday after being completely shut out during the April 26 primaries.
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In a desperate bid to further toss the GOP presidential nominating process into complete disarray, Ted Cruz announced his running mate on Wednesday after being completely shut out during the April 26 primaries.

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In a desperate bid to further toss the GOP presidential nominating process into complete disarray, Ted Cruz announced his running mate on Wednesday after being completely shut out during the April 26 primaries. 

Spoilers. It's Carly Fiorina. 

The slippery Texas senator hasn't yet earned half of the delegates needed to secure the nomination, and he trails Donald Trump by 400 delegates, yet he's announcing his running mate, Fiorina, as if he's the presumptive nominee, months in advance of the Republican National Convention in July. Put another way: the Republican Party clown car has logged millions of miles in the past year, but it's not showing any signs of slowing down as Ms. Fiorina is shoehorned back into the car via the passenger-side window.

Like so many Cruz decisions, this one is completely fucked up. 

By way of a recap of Cruz's escapades, you might recall how Cruz chose Green Eggs & Ham as appropriate reading material for his anti-Obamacare filibuster, borrowing the "I do not like them..." refrain as a reference to not liking Obamacare. Of course, he completely failed to realize that, in the end, the main character learns to love green eggs and ham. 

Cruz also announced last year that he planned to sign up for an Obamacare insurance policy, even though, yeah, he filibustered Obamacare and has famously led the Senate effort to repeal the law. (Months later, he changed his mind and signed up directly through Blue Cross Blue Shield, but still. Odd choice.)

And now, the Fiorina thing.

The big question is this: why? 

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