Ted Cruz’s pleas have become more urgent as of late, but I think no matter how many other opponents Ted Cruz “convinces” to drop out, he will still remain in second place. Ted Cruz did not fair as well as he had planned in Super Tuesday and Marco Rubio, his second-place rival in the anti-Donald Trump contest, is not performing much better. Now, with just two weeks before the primary in Rubio’s home state, Florida, Ted Cruz is attempting to change the narrative.
“For the candidates who have not yet won a state, who have not racked up significant delegates, I ask you to prayerfully consider coming together, uniting.”
What’s interesting about the exact wording of his statement to Marco Rubio is that he never comes out and says the name Marco Rubio and he never uses the term drop out. This is the enthymeme that Ted Cruz is speaking to his audience after Super Tuesday. The audience understands what he is trying to say and who he is specifically speaking to even without Cruz every saying it.
Though most would argue Ted Cruz is stuck in a second place position no matter if Ben Carson doesn’t attend debates or if Marco Rubio loses Florida.