It hardly matters whether the GOP's nominee is Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, that person is gonna be a drag on any Republican who's running anywhere within spitting distance of a swing district. The predicament has cast sort of a "plague effect" over the party’s Cleveland convention this summer, and it brought conflicting messages Tuesday from two top GOP leaders. Speaker Paul Ryan, who will preside over the convention, gave his colleagues the hard sell on attending.
"I think if you were planning on going to the convention, you should go."
When CNN mentioned that Republicans up for re-election might be worried about being tied to the presidential nominee, Ryan replied, "Oh, I don’t think so."
"I think that we should go.”
Not so much, countered the guy who’s leading the GOP effort to keep control of the Senate.
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) told reporters that his colleagues shouldn't participate in a fight for delegates among Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump.
“If there’s going to be a brouhaha, I’m advising candidates to be present for more unifying events,” Wicker said, according to The Hill.
No word on what those events might be. Meanwhile, Ryan continued with his head in the sand, saying the convention could be
“ hysterical” "historical":
“I mean, it could be something you'll remember the rest of your life…”
You can say that again.