Bloomberg News reporter Joshua Green tells Breitbart Daily News host Stephen K. Bannon there is absolutely no reason for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to drop out of the presidential race now.
At worst, Green says, Cruz could emerge as the go-to conservative Republican to challenge a then-President Hillary Clinton in 2020 if Donald Trump gets the GOP nomination but loses the general election to the Democrat.
Said Green, “There is no reason on earth for Ted Cruz to get out of this race even if he decides he’s not going to be the nominee this time around. He is the one candidate who is carrying the conservative banner, the movement conservative, ideological banner.”
He also made the point that in a contested convention, Cruz could use his delegates as a bargaining chip to gain leverage with Trump as the potential nominee.
“If Trump loses in the Fall, the Republican Party is going to have a reckoning and a lot of Republicans are going to say, we are never again going to anoint a non-conservative candidate. They’re going to repent. And they’re going to look around and say, who is the guy who never wavered on conservatism and they’re going to look and see Ted Cruz,” added Green.
“Cruz is then going to be pretty well positioned to challenge President Hillary Clinton in 2020,” he concluded.
Green also went on to discuss developments on the Democrat side of the race and said he felt at some point he believes candidate Bernie Sanders will have to accept the reality that Hillary Clinton’s lead is insurmountable and endorse her in the end. There doesn’t seem to be quite the level of animosity between the two camps as there has been on the Republican side of the race, according to Green.
The entire interview can be heard below. Breitbart News Daily airs weekdays from 6AM to 9AM EST on Sirius XM Patriot 125.