NBC News is reporting that Ted Cruz will drop out of the Republican race tonight. And Ted Cruz just confirmed said reports in his speech tonight.
Ted Cruz will spend the rest of his life regretting his bear hugging of Donald Trump in the early portion of the primary. He bet that Trump would punch himself out, and he would be the beneficiary of it. And he miscalculated, badly.
Cruz became so desperate at the end that he actually sought out the establishment support he had been fighting against since his first day in the Senate.
He got a brief boost after a landslide win in Wisconsin but it was killed after his failed alliance with John Kasich and his naming of Carly Fiorina as his Vice President when he was already mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP nomination on the first ballot.
The race was over already, but now with his biggest competition out of the race, the field is cleared and Donald Trump is now the presumptive nominee.