SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Long before the Republican presidential field narrowed down to the last three candidates standing, The Adobo Chonicles reported on a short-lived affair between Senator Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina. Back then, we predicted that if Cruz becomes the GOP presidential nominee, he would appoint Carly Fiorina as his VP running mate.
Well that became official today, with Cruz’s announcement.
Here was The Chron’s story about the Cruz-Fiorina $500,000 affair.
WASHINGTON D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Politics is not politics without scandals. This scandal is about what appears to be a short-lived affair between Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidates both.
No, it’s not what you’re thinking. No romance is involved — at least none that we know of.
Rather, it is an unusual $500,000 donation made by one of Cruz’s super PACs to Fiorina’s campaign.
Even the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has no clue on why the donation was made by Cruz to a rival candidate. The super PAC was vague about the donation, describing it on its FEC filing as “other disbursement.” So, the FEC sent a letter to the super PAC asking for a statement or description of the disbursement.
Many questions remain unanswered. Does the donation mean that Cruz, if chosen the party’s nominee for president, will pick Fiorina for his vice presidential running mate? But what about if Fiorina wins the nomination? Will Cruz ask for a payback by being named Fiorina’s VP?
But then again, it might just be a gentlemanly gesture by Cruz in appreciation for the efforts of the lone woman candidate in a field of 37 Republican presidential candidates. Chivalry may, after all, still be alive.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Apparently, it is not only Scott Walker who is dropping out of the Republican presidential race; all 34 of the remaining 36 declared candidates are quitting, en masse.
The first to drop out from the contest last month was Rick Perry, followed by an announcement today that Walker is also stepping down.
But after the continued surge in the polls by frontrunner Donald Trump and the impressive showing by Carly Fiorina in last week’s CNN debate, all the others are throwing in the towel.
Between Trump and Fiorina, the Republicans are confident that their standard bearer in the general elections will have a good shot at The White House, either against Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton.
The GOP says that the ideal match would be between Trump and Sanders, because of common hair-raising issues; or between Fiorina and Clinton who are both women.
So now, the focus has shifted to the Democratic race.