Well from the mailers to this. I haven’t attacked Ted Cruz like I am about to but this was not Christ-like in any way. I am sure Cruz didn’t know anything about it and this will fall to his staffers who were acting on their own behalf. This is foul to have happened and should be investigated more.
As you will read from Fortune Magazine, Carson even has proof:
Ben Carson was incensed as the results of Monday night’s Iowa caucuses rolled in, accusing the winner of spreading falsehoods about him at caucus sites.
Carson’s team claimed that Cruz’s campaign deliberately sent emails to supporters to spread false rumors at caucus sites that Carson had dropped out, so his supporters would caucus for other candidates.
“That is really quite a dirty trick,” Carson said speaking to reporters at the end of the evening. “That’s the very kind of thing that irritated me enough to get into this quagmire.”
“To have campaigns come out and send emails to their caucus speakers suggesting that Dr. Carson was doing anything but moving forward after tonight is the lowest of low in American politics,” said Carson campaign manager Ed Brookover.
“This is horseshit,” Rob Taylor, Iowa state representative and Carson’s Iowa co-chair, said simply.
Members of Carson’s team furnished evidence of various precinct captains alleging misconduct by the Cruz campaign.
Here are a couple of the tweets:
If you check out the words on the TV, it says CAMPAIGN: Carson to take a break after Iowa. No where on the screen does it say anything about Carson suspending his campaign. Carson’s Iowa state director, Ryan Rhodes showed reporters a text on his phone from a Mike Huckabee supporter.
“The Cruz speakers at our caucus announced Carson was suspending his campaign for a while after caucus. They did this before the vote. Same thing happened at another caucus. Sounds like slimy Cruzing to me,” the text read.
Nothing will probably happen in the way of Cruz losing delegates unless the RNC looks into this situation and strips him of the seven he won but going into New Hampshire, this story can be huge!
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h/t – Fortune Magazine,