Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump; A U.S. Professor predicts a Trump win . . .
Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump
One of the U.S. Republican primary election candidates, who Donald Trump eviscerated, Sen. Ted Cruz, who had urged Republicans to vote their conscience at the Republican National Convention in Quicken Loans Arena on July 18-21, 2016 in Cleveland Ohio, swallowed his pride and accepted political reality on Friday, announcing on Facebook his endorsement and that he will vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Nov. 8 election.
In Cruz’s controversial speech at the July Republican convention, he pointedly avoided endorsing Donald Trump and was roundly booed by many of the GOP delegates on the floor.
Photo: Sen. Ted Cruz addresses the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio where he told the GOP delegates and voters to vote their conscience, thereby not endorsing Donald Trump . (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Cruz and his political operation were caught off guard by the intensity of the backlash, and in August, a poll showed Cruz would lose his Senate seat to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry if the election were held at that time.
Cruz quoted from that part of his speech at the very beginning of his Facebook post, and then made the argument that his conscience now compels him to vote for Trump.
Photo: Ted Cruz, right, speaks as Donald Trump left looks on during a CNN primary debate. (Photo: John Locher/AP)
Cruz wrote: “After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump . . .”
Trump issued a statement saying he was “greatly honored” by the Cruz endorsement. “We have fought the battle and he was a tough and brilliant opponent. I look forward to working with him for many years to come in order to make America great again,” the business mogul continued.
A Professor Predicts A Trump Win
Donald Trump is headed for a November 8 win, says U.S. college professor who has predicted 30 years of presidential outcomes correctly . . .
A distinguished professor of history at American University, Professor Allan Lichtman, sat down with The Fix this week to reveal who he thinks will win in Nov. 8, 2016.
Photo: Prof. Allan Lichtman | Professor of history at the American University
Nobody knows for certain who will win on Nov. 8 – but one man is pretty sure: Professor Allan Lichtman, who has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984. Prof. Lichtman’s prediction isn’t based on horse-race polls, shifting demographics or his own political opinions. Rather, he uses a system of true/false statements he calls the “Keys to the White House” to determine his predicted winner. And this year, he says, Donald Trump is the favorite to win. The keys, which are explained in depth in Prof. Lichtman’s book “Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House 2016” are:
- Party Mandate: After the midterm elections, the incumbent party holds more seats in the U.S. House of Representatives than after the previous midterm elections.
- Contest: There is no serious contest for the incumbent party nomination.
- Incumbency: The incumbent party candidate is the sitting president.
- Third party: There is no significant third party or independent campaign.
- Short-term economy: The economy is not in recession during the election campaign.
- Long-term economy: Real per capita economic growth during the term equals or exceeds mean growth during the previous two terms.
- Policy change: The incumbent administration effects major changes in national policy.
- Social unrest: There is no sustained social unrest during the term.
- Scandal: The incumbent administration is untainted by major scandal.
- Foreign/military failure: The incumbent administration suffers no major failure
in foreign or military affairs.
- Foreign/military success: The incumbent administration achieves a major success in foreign or military affairs.
- Incumbent charisma: The incumbent party candidate is charismatic or a national hero.
- Challenger charisma: The challenging party candidate is not charismatic or a national hero.