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Anti-Trump conservatives might need to swallow pride, support Cruz

Anti-Trump conservatives might need to swallow pride, support Cruz

The so-called Republican establishment is coming to the painful realization that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may be its only hope to block Donald Trump from winning the nomination and Hillary Clinton from winning the White House. It's not assured, of course. There are as many theories on how to emerge from this year's Republican convention with an acceptable nominee as there are interpretations of what was going on in the TV show "Lost."

But the most plausible path to a Trump-free, Republican-controlled White House is consolidation around Mr. Cruz. It's a difficult conclusion for many people, and some may not get there until Sen. Marco Rubio loses the primary in his home state...

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