— AlGiordano (@AlGiordano) March 9, 2016
And then, per Mother Jones, “Ted Cruz Hits Miami with One Cruel Goal”:
… Florida is a winner-take-all state, and Cruz is not seen as a strong bet to beat Trump there. Under conventional calculations, there would not be much reason for Cruz to spend time and resources in the state. But Cruz apparently has another goal in mind: to take away votes from Rubio and crush the Florida senator’s last-ditch hopes to win his home state and remain a player in the presidential race.
At the rally, Cruz let his opening act handle most of the knife-work. “Floridians are abandoning Marco Rubio,” declared Miami-Dade GOP vice chair Manny Roman, a Cuban American who was censured by his local party committee last year for breaking ranks and endorsing Cruz. He rattled off the results of Tuesday’s elections and said, “I’m calling on Marco Rubio, especially after last night, to suspend his campaign and endorse Ted Cruz.” The crowd roared with delight…
Cruz announced the presence of a special guest: a former Republican presidential candidate with business experience and a long record of talking about foreign policy. No, it wasn’t Mitt Romney, but onetime Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Before dropping out of the race, Fiorina once observed that Cruz was someone who “says whatever he needs to say to get elected.” But that has since been forgotten. She was greeted warmly by the Cruz supporters…
Apart from making yet another batch of popcorn, what’s on the agenda for the evening?
Fiorina: "Ted Cruz is proud to be known…by the enemies he has made in DC"
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 9, 2016
Cruz/Fiorina: The Likability Ticket
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) March 9, 2016