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Was D. Trump testing T. Cruz's strength/courage by giving him the opportunity to speak?


The opportunity to speak at the convention was a chance for the Trump camp to evaluate Cruz's willingness to stand firm as they consider positions they will potentially fill. Aren't there other possible reasons to suspect that the entire situation was planned?

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Mike Russo (peoplepower73) says

6 months ago
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    RTalloni 6 months ago

    A response to that sort of attack is opportunity to raise the bar of public opinion and political behavior, or do the opposite. Not allowing personal feelings to interfere with taking that opportunity would up a candidate's position a notch or two.


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savvydating says

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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    RTalloni 6 months ago

    Insightful observations are clues to be even more watchful, aren't they?

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James (Johnny James A) says

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    Mike Russo (peoplepower73) 6 months ago

    If Hillary gets elected, then it becomes a moot point. But if she doesn't then who knows what Cruz will do by 2020?


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Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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    RTalloni 6 months ago

    The possible strategies involved in the decision to invite Cruz to speak are a lot of food for thought!

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Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) says

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    RTalloni 6 months ago

    In seeing the usefulness of him now we can't help but wonder if the strengths might not be appealing to Trump in the future, especially if Cruz learns from mistakes. Those that don't learn from their mistakes are the ones who are most dangerous.


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Kathleen Cochran says

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    RTalloni 6 months ago

    Interesting to watch, surely. One supposition is that Trump has learned some lessons from past mistakes and sees his need to choose people who will not cave to his forcefulness. Finding out who he can trust to stand up to him would be a smart move.


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