CLEVELAND — Early in Wednesday night’s session of the Republican National Convention, radio host Laura Ingraham called out the three former rivals of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump who are scheduled to speak tonight: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, and Ted Cruz of Texas:
“I want to say this very plainly. We should all — even all you boys with wounded feelings and bruised egos, and we love you – but you must honor your pledge to support Donald Trump now. Tonight. Tonight. I hope they are listening.”
And Ingraham reprised some of the flavor of the 1964 Republican convention that nominated Barry Goldwater by calling out the press:
“And to all my friends away up there in the press. I see you. Hello. You all know why, in your heart, Donald Trump won the Republican nomination. You know it. You know why he won it? Because he dared to call out the phonies, the frauds, and the corruption that has gone unexposed and uncovered for too long. Too long. Do your job.”
The crowd hooted, hollered and shook their fists. Just like their forebears of 52 years ago.