In a move that was immediately derided as one born out of political desperation, Ted Cruz announced in Indiana on Wednesday that former GOP rival Carly Fiorina would be his Vice Presidential running mate, as the Cruz camp looked for new momentum against Republican front runner Donald Trump.
During her time in the GOP race, Fiorina was one Republican who consistently seemed to flummox Donald Trump, and she used the announcement to go after him immediately.
“He doesn’t represent me, and he doesn’t represent my party,” Fiorina said of Trump.
The Cruz website was swiftly redesigned with a new logo, video and pictures of Fiorina, who has been out on the stump for Cruz all over the country in recent weeks.
Over in the Trump campaign, there was only ridicule for the Cruz move.
The decision evoked memories mainly of 1976, when Ronald Reagan tapped Pennsylvania Gov. Richard Schweiker, as part of a late bid to upset President Gerald Ford for the GOP nomination.
That move didn’t work – we’ll see over the next week whether this can change the dynamic at all in Indiana, which votes May 3.