(Washington Post) -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his vice president pick, Carly Fiorina, in Indiana Wednesday afternoon, taking his best shot to rouse the GOP and stop Donald Trump. Watching first Cruz and then Fiorina, one could see why this might work:
1. She is lively, at ease, and knows how to deliver a big speech. Cruz? Not so much. His lengthy introduction to her, while capturing valuable air time, also shows why he is so ill-equipped to attract free media and to outshine Trump. In bright red, Fiorina literally added color to the stage. And more important, she may now be a media magnet.
2. She, in a somewhat convincing fashion, lumped Trump and Hillary Clinton together, saying they are not going to change the system. "They are the system," she said with great deliberateness. That's a plausible argument, actually. They are two very privileged, ideologically slippery candidates who've worked the system to their advantage. Cruz has tried to convey the same, but Fiorina's delivery was simply better.
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