Let’s face it, Carly and Gov. Walker aren’t gonna endorse Sen. Cruz. If they’re gonna endorse anyone, it’ll be Sen. Rubio, and in that case it’s only a matter of when, not if.
With this diary, I’m making the case that that time needs to be now. They know as well as we do that Trump must be stopped if we want a conservative nominee. They also know if he isn’t stopped soon it’s gonna be too late.
So why wait to make an endorsement? I can’t think of any excuse either of them have.
If they endorse Rubio now, it could help him in several ways. First, it’ll slow the momentum Trump may have gotten from the Christie endorsement and take the oxygen back from Trump. Second, Fiorina’s endorsement could help him with women who are undecided, while Walker’s could help him win over some tea partiers who might not have trusted him due to the gang of 8 bill. Third, neither of them have attacked Rubio during this entire campaign as far as I can remember, so there wouldn’t be any awkward interviews like the one Christie had yesterday when the interviewer plays a clip of him criticizing Trump for not having the experience or temperament to be president.
I think Fiorina would be a great surrogate to have on the campaign trail, because a)She’s already effectively criticized Trump and was the only candidate to land a blow on him while coming away unscathed, and b)She’s articulate, passionate, and clearly doesn’t like Trump, so she can persuade people to vote for Rubio while telling everyone how much of a clown Trump is.
Rubio needs all the endorsements he can get going into Super Tuesday, where he’s in 2nd or 3rd place in every state so far based on the latest polling I’ve seen. Having two credible and highly accomplished former presidential candidates in his corner right before the biggest day of the election season would be huge, and could possibly push him past Cruz in several states.
All the other former candidates have made their endorsements, so it’s time for Carly and Gov. Walker to do so as well. Too much is at stake to sit on the sidelines, or let ego or personal interests get in the way of doing what’s best for the country, and right now that’s doing whatever it takes to stop Trump.