Choice of former CEO is widely praised in pro-life circles
By Dave Andrusko
Even those pro-abortion reporters (and they are legion) who have little to no use for pro-life Texas Sen. Ted Cruz grudgingly admitted that his announcement yesterday that pro-life former business executive Carly Fiorina would be his vice president, at a minimum, diverted some of the attention away from front runner Donald Trump. But, of course, as we approach next week’s crucial primary in Indiana, bringing on this knowledgeable, forceful woman accomplished much more.
For example. here’s what the political action committee of Indiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate, had to say yesterday:
Indiana Right to Life Praises Cruz Pick of Carly Fiorina
Cruz-Fiorina ticket gives best chance at returning White House to pro-life hands in November
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Right to Life Political Action Committee (PAC) today praised Sen. Ted Cruz’s pick of Carly Fiorina to serve as his running mate if he is selected as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate. Mike Fichter, Chairman of the Indiana Right to Life PAC, said:
“Carly Fiorina will make a powerful pro-life running mate for Ted Cruz while providing a direct contrast to the pro-abortion views of Hillary Clinton. A Cruz-Fiorina ticket will send a clear message that the protection of unborn children is paramount in the 2016 elections and will serve to motivate a conservative base looking for a ticket it can really get behind. Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina provide the best opportunity to put the White House back in pro-life hands this November.”
Like millions of other Americans, I watched the announcement and Fiorina’s opening remarks after she joined Sen. Cruz on stage at a rally in Indianapolis. After my gratitude that Sen. Cruz had chosen such an uncompromising pro-life running matter, my first thought was that the tandem of Cruz and Fiorina are dazzlingly articulate.
Coming from a working class background, I’m sure I’m not the only one for whom Fiorina’s rags-to-riches story resonated. Noteworthy, rather than whine about challenges, Fiorina talks of how they were overcome–and how she was “keenly aware” that only in America could a young woman start off typing and filing, go on to become a chief executive of a major company, run for president of the United States , and then be named a vice presidential candidate.
There are those who say it is too late–that Mr. Trump’s lead is too large. Sen. Cruz and Mrs. Fiorina think otherwise.
And, it is worth noting, that many outlets have acknowledged that the “media narrative” could dramatically change if Sen. Cruz can prevail in next Tuesday’s winner take all primary in Indiana in which 57 delegates are at stake.
As reported Monday, over the weekend Sen. Cruz and Gov. Kasich agreed that Kasich would not compete in Indiana and Sen. Cruz would not compete in New Mexico or Oregon.