My central wish this time around is that Hillary not become president.
Some here don’t care whether Hillary beats Trump, because they loathe Trump. I care.
Cruz has two challenges: getting the nomination, and beating Hillary.
Ted, here’s what you must do to get the nomination and to beat Hillary. You must do two things:  establish that you are independent of the Establishment, and  establish that you favor free trade and American jobs.
You’ve done #2.
Now you need to step forward, offend many, and say, “I’m beholden to no one.” Trump has done THAT. That’s why he’s ahead. People buy into Trump because he’s not a professional politician. You, Ted, need to establish that though you are a professional politician, you are independent.