After crying out many times, “I’m the only one who can beat and has beat Trump,” Ted Cruz has suspended his presidential campaign after losing by a landslide against Donald Trump in Indiana. Cruz was hoping for a win after the convention, but apparently saw that his attempt was futile. Cruz who Trump labeled as ‘Lyin’ Ted’ was seen as the best conservative candidate. However, he was not very popular with his peers. Peter King of New York said he would take cyanide if Cruz won and former speaker Boener said he was ‘Lucifer.’ Moreover, Cruz offended New Yorkers with his ‘New York Values’ criticism which was based on ignorance. His arrogant demeanor and dubious personality clearly did not help him win many votes.
Trump’s in-your-face personality and no-holds-bar approach has been more popular with Republican voters. Even some Democrats have voted for him in the primaries. Trump now leads with 1,047 delegates and is clearly the nominee while Cruz left with 565 and Kasich stubbornly remains in the race with only 153 delegates. Sanders surprisingly won Indiana as well keeping him somewhat alive in the race in regards to the democratic convention since does not have enough delegates. Clinton just needs a few more delegates to be the presumptive nominee.