ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - A major announcement from Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as he names Carly Fiorina his VP running mate. There is just one problem; he hasn't secured the nomination and won no primaries last night.
Fiorina, a former CE0 of Hewlett Packard dropped out of the race for the White House following the New Hampshire Primary.
SLU Law professor Joel Goldstein calls this "an unorthodox and desperate move by someone with few options left. Not since 1936 has a major party VP candidate had no prior experience as senator, high executive branch official, governor, House of Representatives. The other aspect is that to make a choice hurriedly suggests either a failure to understand the importance of the vice presidency and a deliberative choice, or desperation, or both."
But Missouri Republican Party Chairman and KMOX Radio host John Hancock calls her a solid choice, adding Fiorina had a very effective run for president. Hancock admits the path for Cruz is pretty difficult from this point forward.
“I think this has probably become Donald Trump's race to lose as he had such a big night on Tuesday and as he heads into Indiana Trump is in a very strong position. And I think this was an attempt by Ted Cruz to try to get back some of the momentum that he has lost in the campaign and we'll see if it works," said Hancock.
Hancock says Fiorina has been campaigning for Cruz for several weeks so he says it wasn't a surprise that he would pick her.