We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The ruling class having chosen raw power over law and persuasion, the American people reasonably concluded that raw power is the only way to counter it, and looked for candidates who would do that. Hence, even constitutional scholar Ted Cruz stopped talking about the constitutional implications of President Obama’s actions after polls told him that the public was more interested in what he would do to reverse them, niceties notwithstanding. Had Cruz become the main alternative to the Democratic Party’s dominion, the American people might have been presented with the option of reverting to the rule of law. But that did not happen. Both of the choices before us presuppose force, not law.
Cruz was my choice because he was the most likely to adhere to constitutional principles*. Perhaps it is naïve of me to think he could win in the general, but I do believe that he could even with his unlikability. Regardless, the powers that be determined that Cruz was a greater threat, or at least no less of a threat, to their hegemony than Trump and refused to vociferously back him. Now we are here and they know that Hillary is less of a threat to their hegemony than Trump, if only because Trump is unprincipled and unpredictable. Cruz has always known that the enemy of his principles was not Democrats or liberals or communists or anyone on the left. They could be vanquished. It has always been the Vichy Replicans in DC; in Congress, on K street and in the consultancy class. I do not believe the Trump understands that or cares, but he does go it on his own whether that is wise or not. That is Trump's final appeal, though I doubt he understands it. To win or lose without the unaccountable DC cabal is a thumb in their eye after decades of them trampling on conservatives, constitutionalists, libertarian (little l) and anyone else who rightly fears the behemoth that is the federal government.
Trump makes my skin crawl. I know I will be lucky if he even champions one in one hundred of conservative or constitutionalist causes. He is the form of the destructor that the DC cabal have foolishly chosen and who am I to save them from themselves?
(And note that all of this applies to the Democrats. They are part of the cabal and gleefully cheered Trump's destructive effect. They should have backed Jeb and had someone who would probably lose to their side or at least would be more sympathetic to their causes. They just as stupid as the rest of the DC cabal.)
* Of course Cruz is not the perfect conservative, but who is? He was the best available in my estimation. YMMV.
I'll prove that primary voters were "stupid" as you define it. Cruz was the last non-Trump candidate who actually had a chance to unseat him until May 3rd. Kasich held on a day longer even the math was against him since mid-March.
Don't take my distaste for a strong man president personally. I dislike Trump, I dislike Hillary more for the same reasons and more. Trump's saving grace is that he might occasionally favor my positions, where Hillary damn well won't, and the DC cabal will fight him tooth and nail. That's a good thing. It would have been a good thing had they fought Obama and Bush with even half the ferocity they have and will with Trump. I could be wrong though. They could decide to ride the tiger and kiss up to Trump. In which case, we're all in trouble, though still less than if Hillary wins.
The Constitution expert, Ted Cruz, is and was not eligible to be president as he is not a natural-born citizen as even he defined it a couple of years ago: born of TWO citizen parents. He and his wife are also globalists with very strong connections to the Bush family and D.C.
He certainly is not the vehicle needed now to halt the march toward a NWO led by a corrupt, non-humanitarian, war-mongering U.N. that continually fills the pockets of those in leadership positions.
Tsk, tsk. Try to get this straight. It is not about Trump; he is just the vehicle. This is the Workers vrs the Smirkers, what ever letter follows their name. Anyone of a number of candidates could have coopted his issues and they didn't. Nuf said.
Ted Cruz is a globalist toady, despite all the Codevilla and Claremont fawning over his supposed reverence for the Constitution, which smacks of theatrics given his own questionable eligibility to be Pres.
I'm surprised how few learned "conservatives" understand the Bush-Cruz-Goldman Sachs-CFR connections which plant Cruz smack dab in the middle of the globalist cabal.