In the wake of major loses to Donald Trump in five Northeast states last night, Ted Cruz made an announcement in front of an enthusiastic crowd today that former Republican candidate Carly Fiorina will be his running mate.
The former Hewlett-Packard executive saw some success early in the race amidst a crowded GOP field before fading into obscurity. Some of her that initial success was attributed to her strong performance in some of the debates and her criticism of Planned Parenthood. She regained national attention briefly when she endorsed Cruz for president last month. Carly's home state is California, where Cruz is looking to win big in his uphill battle against Trump for delegates.
In announcing Fiorina as his running mate, Cruz referenced the need for good leaders to surround themselves with top-notch people. He referenced her time at Hewlett-Packard and her ground-breaking role as the first female leader of a Fortune 500 company.
"Over and over again, Carly has shattered glass ceilings."
He also said that in addition to her success, she's a woman of great principle and knows that the key to economic success is less government. He said Carly is the kind of the leader who will help him unite the Republican Party. He also took numerous shots at Donald Trump during the speech.
A jubilant crowd chanted Carly's name over and over and booed Trump's name every time it was mentioned, then became ecstatic when the new VP pick came onto the stage.
"This is a fight for our party, for our future, for our children's future!" Carly announced. "Here's what I've come to know about this man who must be the next president of the united states. He's a fighter too. He's fought for our religious liberty. He's fought for our right to bear arms. And he's won those fights."
She then emphasized the importance of the Constitution and the greatness of America that gives everyone opportunities to be successful, and she feels Cruz is the man to preserve that.
"A President Ted Cruz will restore power back to the hands of the people!" she exclaimed. "This is the fight of our time!"