With one day left to the convention and with the anticipation of hearing from Donald Trump following his nomination, Bold sat down with some experts to get their take on the controversy of the previous evening.
Nomoki Konst, host of “The Filter” on Sirius XM and a political contributor at CBS, and Cathy Lynn Taylor, author of Red is the New Black, kicked off the interview. Points discussed included Ted Cruz’s decision to not endorse Trump, how that impacted his future in politics, the reaction and backlash from the audience, and what this could mean for Cruz, Trump, and the Republican Party.
Andrew O’Hehir, political writer for Salon, joined the panel to offer his thoughts and views on the Cruz controversy and to address the idea that Cruz had no choice in what he could say, and how Cruz’s personal feelings and interactions with Trump in the past made anything he could have said awkward and uncomfortable.
Chris Murray, former deputy general counsel in 2012 at for Romney for President, and Juanpablo Andrade, a member of the Diversity Coalition for Trump, spoke about the Cruz speech. Opinions everywhere run the board from respect for Cruz for standing for what he believes to likening his speech to political suicide.
To wrap up the interview, Bold‘s own contributors Rich Rubino and Bill Werkmeister joined in and offered their own insight and thoughts on the Cruz vs Trump buzz. Werkmeister also discussed his piece on Trump’s vice presidential pick, Gov. Mike Pence, who claims that Trump is like Ronald Reagan.
You can see the interview in its entirety below, and as always, we welcome your thoughts and comments!