Ex-RNC chair Barbour warns against rushing to Cruz

In the debate over how to stop Donald Trump’s roll to the GOP presidential nomination, not everybody in the Republican Party is willing to subscribe to Mitt Romney’s strategy of consolidating behind Ted Cruz.

Haley Barbour, the former Mississippi governor and Republican National Committee chairman, said any rush to get behind Cruz — or any single candidate for that matter — would shortchange the process.

“I am not of a mind that people ought to be for somebody they’re not for because of some strategy that somebody’s dreamed up,” Barbour said in an interview. “I still think there’s plenty of time to be for who you think would make the best president.”…

…Voters should “not feel like they have to be for somebody they ought to be for because of some contrived theory of how an open convention operates,” Barbour said.