Ted Cruz’s Gamble

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 29, 2016

Question(s)

1. To what news item does this cartoon refer?
a) Ted Cruz recently announced that he enjoys playing poker
b) Cruz announced Wednesday that Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate
c) Cruz’s campaign is selling playing cards with all of the Republican presidential candidates’ photos on them

2. Which one best describes the cartoonist’s intended meaning?
a) Carly Fiorina is not the “best bet” to help Ted Cruz win the nomination
b) Carly Fiorina is not royalty, she is a businesswoman
c) Ted Cruz has no idea of how to play poker

3. Do you agree with the cartoonist’s assertion? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by David Horsey
























Answer(s)

1. b) Cruz announced Wednesday that Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate

2. a) Carly Fiorina is not the “best bet” to help Ted Cruz win the nomination

3. Opinion question. Answers vary.