Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced Wednesday at a rally in Indianapolis that former candidate Carly Fiorina is his pick for vice president. The senator praised Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO and herself a former presidential candidate, telling the crowd that "over and over, Carly has shattered glass ceilings". For his part, Cruz settled on CruzCarly.com.
For the moment, we must admit that we're very curious to find out if this move will give Ted Cruz'scampaign a boost and influence the results of the IN and California primaries. I think the soul of our party is at stake, I think the future of our nation is at stake, and so what Ted Cruz has done is said I want you people of IN to understand the choice IN front of you.
Cruz hoped that adding Fiorina to his potential ticket would be a draw for Republicans desperate to keep Clinton out of the White House.
Fiorina ended her own bid for the presidency earlier this year and endorsed Cruz after she dropped out of the race. Cruz called her a woman of great intelligence who's shattered glass ceilings. Carly Fiorina, who was announced Wednesday as Cruz's running mate, introduced Cruz to a packed audience that had begun lining up hours before the scheduled 11 a.m. start time.
Like Trump, Clinton emerged from this week's Northeastern primaries with a stronger claim on her party's nomination.
"Donald Trump hasn't won this nomination yet", Fiorina insisted, blaming the belief that Trump is inevitable not on the math that proves that, but on campaign season fatigue.
"Donald Trump just figured it out, but wow, this system has been in place for a very long time", she said, referring to his claims that he should be named the nominee even if he falls slightly short of the required 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination.
During a Republican primary debate last September, Fiorina challenged Hillary Clinton to view the undercover Planned Parenthood videos and "watch a fully formed fetus on the table, it's heart beating, it's legs kicking". Fiorina said she hopes Hoosiers will understand how important they are in this race. "The tough fights don't bother me". "I'm not sure I've seen a politician as prominent as him, since Richard Nixon, that had that level of personal awkwardness in all of his relations with humanity", Domenech said.