By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
I have not seen a true constitutional conservative in politics since Ronald Reagan… Ted Cruz is cut from the very same cloth that Reagan was. It was with shock and great sadness last night as I watched Donald Trump sweep Indiana and then Ted Cruz suspend his campaign. I have never wept over a political race, but I did so last night. I wept for the Republic and for the freedoms my grandchildren will never know now. But after I got over the sorrow, I got mad and decided the fight goes on.
A special thank you here to those who have fought so hard in this battle with me. My thanks to Senator Ted Cruz and his family… I will always be thankful for your efforts here and I look forward to fighting for conservatism with you in the future. Ted Cruz is a man of faith and principles. A good man and one I deeply admire. To my friend and fellow patriot, Trevor Loudon, who never wavered and never quit fighting, thank you for being my battle buddy and friend. To Denise Simon, who is not only a friend and a patriot, but one of the most brilliant national security analysts I have ever known – you are someone who I lean on and trust implicitly. To Arlen Williams of Gulag Bound… a friend through thick and thin and someone who is far above my pay grade intellectually… I owe him more than I can ever repay. Lloyd Marcus was one of the hardest working patriots out there and a true man of faith and principle. I am also honored to call him my friend.
I’m also going to echo Trevor here and thank others: Rep. Steve King, Greg Cummings and Steve Deace from Iowa. Garry Hamilton, Ben Shapiro, John Hawkins, Jenny Beth Martin, Ann-Marie Murrell, Dana Loesch, Benjamin Weingarten, Shona, Thomas, Jack and Danita, Mike Michaels, Manny Roman, Pastor Greg Young, John King from Florida, Bryan from Idaho, Bill and Regina from Colorado, our New Hampshire friends, Curtis Bowers and his amazing family, Renee Nal and Sparky & Angela from the TK Radio Network!
To others I consider friends and fellow conservative patriots – Eric Erickson and the crew from Red State, Mark Levin, Michael Harrington, Torin Archbold, Mark Prasek, John Daniels of TavernKeepers and SooperMexican from the Right Scoop.
A huge shout-out too to Glenn Beck and his team. True American heroes all. All of you are the very best and I am honored to stand with you. There are many others I didn’t mention and I haven’t forgotten you. I thank all of you and I will still fight alongside you.
In case anyone has any doubts out there, I will never, ever vote for Trump. Not after all that has happened. Not after the massive shifting of positions on every subject. Not after the nastiness, the lies and the vileness. No way, no how. I will be joined by millions as well. People say, ‘then you are voting for Hillary’. No, I’m not. I’m choosing not to be a part of the final nail in the coffin of the Republic. I will not vote for a monster to keep a demon out. I view Trump as Hillary in drag. To me, there is just about no difference.