Cory Gardner Goes Full “Con Man”

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Hey, check out my smile!

Reid Epstein of the Wall Street Journal was in Detroit, Michigan last night for the Republican Presidential dick joke exchange debate, and he ran across Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) afterward in the “spin room” (Gardner is a vocal surrogate for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio).

Epstein had to ask “Con Man Cory” seven times if he would back Donald Trump if His Hairness is the eventual Republican Presidential nominee. Seven. Times.

Here’s the full exchange, as reported by Epstein:

The Wall Street Journal: Will you support Donald Trump if he is the Republican nominee?

Cory Gardner: Look, I think to support anybody other than Marco Rubio is being defeatist. I support Marco Rubio.

WSJ: If Donald Trump wins, would you support whoever the party nominates?

Mr. Gardner: I’m not going to engage in hypotheticals. What I’m going to engage in tonight is making sure Marco Rubio is the nominee for this country.

WSJ: So you’re not going to say whether you’re support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee?

Mr. Gardner: I don’t think Donald Trump is going to be our nominee.

WSJ: Will you support the Republican nominee?

Mr. Gardner: I think Republicans are going to do better than Hillary Clinton any time of the day.

WSJ: Will you support the Republican nominee?

Mr. Gardner: The Republican nominee will do better than Hillary Clinton any day, and I’ll support the Republican nominee. But here’s the bottom line, I don’t believe Donald Trump will be the nominee. To say that we should engage in some hypothetical about “will I vote for Trump” that’s defeatist. I’m not going to be a defeatist.

WSJ: But Donald Trump is the front-runner. He has the most delegates.

Mr. Gardner: He’s nowhere near the 1,237 that he needs. Seventy percent of the delegates are still up for grabs right now. We’ve got a long slog. Look, Marco Rubio built from the very beginning a 50-state strategy. He’s the only candidate who built a 50-state strategy and that’s what we’re going to do.

WSJ: Is there a reason you won’t say, “I will support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee?” Your candidate said that tonight.

Mr. Gardner: What I know is, I will support the Republican nominee. If you’re concerned that Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee because he runs as a third party, I think you’ve gotten your answer.

Ladies and gentlemen…“Con Man” Cory Gardner!!! Can you imagine sitting down for lunch with this guy and waiting for him to order something?

8 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    This is unfair to Cory. They all talk in a similar fashion. Every one of them.
    Terrified, they are.
    Plotting to steal the nomination from The Drumpf™ in Cleveland, they are.

    • BlueCat says:

      Not all. Some are coming out and clearly stating they will not, under any circumstances, support Trump if he's the nominee.

      If HRC  isn't pursued for anything criminal this should be a slam dunk for Ds. Slam dunk if Trump is the nominee. Slam dunk if he's replaced at a brokered convention because that will blow up the party. Slam dunk if either a discarded Trump or a conservative rump in opposition to nominee Trump go third party.

      Barring some completely unforeseen twist (and who would bet against on of those this year?) it looks like the hate-mongering, hold our breath until we turn blue and refuse to govern as long as that N word is in the White House GOP is finally going to get exactly what it so richly deserves.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    Lunch with Cory? — no problem …

    … he orders everything on the menu, eats what he wants, and then leaves once he's had his fill …

    … and sticks you with the check.

  3. BlueCat says:

     So just what is this supposed to mean Corey? And no. It's not exactly an answer.

    What I know is, I will support the Republican nominee. If you’re concerned that Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee because he runs as a third party, I think you’ve gotten your answer. – See more at: http://coloradopols.com/#sthash.3uKfdpTI.dpuf

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