A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination

America faces a serious choice in 2016. The question is a simple one. Do we continue or expand upon the policies of Barack Obama, or do we make a decisive choice to step away from the abyss and back into the light of freedom and justice by renewing the promise of a new American century?

From the beginnings of his insurgent, grassroots campaign for Senate in 2011, I have always supported Ted Cruz, and knew that he would be the strongest, boldest voice for a Conservative renewal of America. His understanding of and dedication to the Constitution far exceed that of any other candidate. His respect of the rule of law has no fiercer champion. His views on domestic and foreign policy are solid and logical. He represents the heart and soul and triumph of the Conservative movement in America, and would make a great President, and I feel very comfortable endorsing him.

That being said, I’ve argued for a long time that Marco Rubio offers a compelling story and vision that reflects the best of American tradition and history. His adherence to Conservative principles is almost as fierce and bold as Cruz, and bolstered by a heartfelt eloquence, enabling him to communicate his message in an uplifting way. His grasp of foreign policy is sound, nuanced and rational – far from the naïveté of other candidates who have come and gone. His understanding of the challenges facing the country is thorough. All of these qualities make for an excellent candidate who would become a great president I feel very comfortable endorsing.

With their razor-thin second and third-place finish in South Carolina – separated by only about 1,000 votes, Cruz and Rubio proved two things: first, competing against each other, the likelihood they could individually end the threat of Trump was beginning to be brought into question. Second, together their vote total eclipses Trump’s by 10 points and draws in an enormous amount of passion, volunteers, and financial support.

The 2016 race for President is truly (to turn once again to a well-worn line) the most important and consequential presidential election of our time. The stakes for generations to come have never been higher. In an ideal world, we would have these two men join forces as a ticket, taking the country by storm, ending the Trumpian threat, prosecuting Clintonian corruption, leading the Republican resurgence, and retaking the White House, while maintaining and strengthening the GOP’s hold on Capitol Hill.

That all changed with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The most prominent conservative voice on the Supreme Court has fallen silent, and there is great risk that President Obama will use this opportunity to fundamentally corrupt the balance of the court for decades to come. That means that winning the White House is actually not the prize in and of itself, but only a means to the end of protecting the integrity and sanctity of the High Court; we must win the White House to save the Supreme Court.

With that in mind, I return to a suggestion I’ve long offered: President Rubio and Vice President Cruz, or President Rubio, as his first act in office appoints Justice Cruz to the bench. In so doing, we secure two branches of government from the corrupting influence of leftism, securing them for the foreseeable future. Conversely, President Cruz and Vice President Rubio, or President Cruz (after first appointing Justice Mike Lee to the Supreme Court) appoints Secretary of State Rubio, and America’s foreign policy takes a decisive turn back to reality and Peace Through Strength.

Doing so unites and emboldens the Republican party, offers an inspiring vision to the country, and sends a strong message to our friends and enemies around the world.

Of course, these possible futures would only come to fruition if the march of events took a decisive turn. Were it to do so, I’m all aboard, and I suspect much of America and the majority of Republican and Conservative activists are as well. In the meantime, America needs both men to continue to advance.

Vlad Davidiuk is a nationally recognized talk radio host, blogger, political analyst, and commentator, and has been a longtime activist in local, state and national politics whose work has been featured on NPR, CBS, Fox News and in the Houston Chronicle, as well as various online media outlets. He is the producer and host of The American Chronicles Podcast.

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