UPDATE: Considering the events of last night, and considering the prophetic way I started this post, you’ll find my running commentary about that matter in the comment section.
Like I said, Trump should take Cruz off the speakers’ list for his explicit or implicit stunt and his refusal to damp his ambitions. Already, we’re starting to hear talk about Cruz 2020, and even if it’s not coming from Cruz’s camp, his refusal to dampen those flames that others have set means that he’s thinking it. And if he’s thinking it, it means he’s either not confident that Trump will win this year, or he doesn’t want him to win. Because, when your party’s convention is nominating someone for President who isn’t already President, you do not, for the sake of PR, talk about your party’s Presidential candidates four years from now, because you’re implicitly undermining your own nominee. Because it is assumed that your own party’s nominee will win this year and seek re-election four years hence.