So you have a rep for being an asshole and sticking to your guns no matter what. Smart guy, stick rigidly to the constitution. You run for president and get steamrolled by a guy that calls your wife a pig and asserts that your Dad had something to do with the JFK assassination. You go to his party coronation and smile, wave your hand and tell people to vote their conscience. You specifically DON’T endorse the guy.
Then months later, just a bit before the election, you endorse? WTF Ted? Somebody explain to me how this works for him in any way please?