(The Week) -- Come on, Ted Cruz. These penny-ante gambits are beneath you.
First, you make a deal with John Kasich that you won't compete with each other in three states — you get Indiana to yourself, he gets Oregon and New Mexico. That's possibly savvy: Indiana is winner-take-all, so if Kasich's voters there actually did swing your way, the payoff could be huge. And then you could ride that momentum into Oregon and, well, nobody could blame you if the momentum from Indiana caused you to surge out West, could they?
Now you announce a running mate: Carly Fiorina. She's got the baggage of her disastrous tenure as CEO of Hewlett Packard, her failed Senate run in California, her poor showing in this year's presidential primaries — but she’s also famous for getting a really good dig in at Donald Trump after he insulted her face. Again, that's possibly savvy. Fiorina now becomes your feisty surrogate for attacking Trump, and maybe she wins over enough northern California Republicans to make you competitive across the state, particularly in the precincts where Kasich is hoping to thrive.
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