Politicos around the country are talking about Ted Cruz’s pick for vice president – Carly Fiorina. Adam Goodman and Fox News contributor Ellen Ratner joined host Lauren Green on Fox News’ Strategy Room to discuss Cruz’s announcement, Trump’s response, and what this could mean for the remaining primaries.
The timing of Cruz’s announcement lends strength to his campaign. Goodman notes that the promise of Fiorina as a potential VP could help in her home state of California where the primary is approaching. Having gone through the better part of an election, Fiorina is a fully-vetted entity with an extensive supporter-base throughout the country.
“Think about the ultimate irony here,” says Goodman. “Look at these two, Cruz and Fiorina, who pride themselves on being outsiders, and now they’re ganging up, backed by the inside, to try to take down the ultimate outsider.”
Donald Trump, who is the current GOP frontrunner, called Cruz’s nomination of Fiorina “desperate,” has yet to earn the 1,237 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination.
“I actually think because the American public has been weighing in on fairness, close this year may be close enough.”
Goodman also noted that the teamwork between Kasich and Cruz to prevent Trump from earning the necessary delegates fits Trump’s narrative of unfair treatment by the GOP to a T.
Watch the complete interview here: