But at least I’ve earned my footnote in history: At 7:09 p.m. Eastern time, I was almost certainly the last person in the world to suggest that Donald Trump might still be denied the GOP nomination.
And a word about Senator Cruz. I have had my issues with him and his political style both before and during this campaign. But the speech he gave tonight was not just surprising and newsmaking: It was genuinely gracious and impressive. The phrase is a cliché by now, but it represents my feeling accurately: Nothing in his campaign became him like the leaving it.
That was the speech not of a gut-fighting partisan, but of a statesman. I congratulate you, Senator.