“’To those listening, please, don’t stay home in November,’ he said. ‘Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.’
“At this, the crowd stirred in discontent. Heckling broke out in some quarters. Boos could be heard behind the applause. Cruz was unfazed. As he closed, the volume in the stadium kept rising, equal parts applause and booing. Some were aghast, others elated as it dawned on everyone that Cruz was going to finish without endorsing Trump, and that he had appealed to the delegates and voters at home to ‘vote your conscience.’
“Then Cruz smiled, waved, and walked off the stage. He knew exactly what he was doing.”
Cool, Ted. Maybe it’ll help down the line. But I’ll still vote for Trump, because the alternative would be so much worse.