Ohio Gov. John Kasich drops out Wednesday. (Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, Special To The Chronicle)
By Debra J. Saunders
Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – 5:00 pm
When Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Tuesday night, after losing Indiana, that he was suspending his primary campaign, it was not a fatal blow to the Stop Trump movement. Many Republicans who opposed Donald Trump — because he’s a self-serving unreliable conservative likely to alienate huge swaths of the American electorate — weren’t particularly strong on Cruz, a staunch conservative in his own right, but also a craven opportunist who hurt the GOP brand with such kamikaze stunts as his push to shut down the government in a bound-to-fail (and it did) bid to defund Obamacare.
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