Is this a PANIC move? Why would Ted Cruz say this to a specific religious group?
Yes, Donald Trump’s candidacy has displayed a durability beyond most people’s expectations, and with a huge lead in New Hampshire, Iowa may well be everyone’s last chance to blunt the momentum of the Trump juggernaut but my jaw is on the floor.
The last few weeks Cruz has been leading Trump in Iowa as 1 or 2 polls have suggested. Now that Trump is ahead, Cruz is feeling the pinch. See, Cruz has put everything into Iowa. He’s been lacking in New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina and I am not even sure he’s been to Florida yet.
It thinks it a mistake to have put all your eggs into one state knowing this was a national race.
From the Christian Broadcasting Network:
“We talked before about the politics of this being effectively a two man race between me and Donald Trump, let me talk for a moment if you happen to be thinking about another candidate beyond the two of us. There are a lot of good people in this race. There are a lot of people who I like, who I respect, who are friends of mine, who I have no intention of insulting or denigrating. But I will say right now, between Donald and me, this is neck and neck. It is an absolute dead heat. And if Donald wins Iowa, he right now has a substantial lead in New Hampshire, if he went on to win New Hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee. And the next seven days in Iowa will determine whether or not that happens. So even if you’re thinking about another candidate, the simple reality is there’s only one campaign that can beat Trump in this state, and if conservatives simply stand up and unite, that’s everything.”
I am sure that would be called playing the evangelical card. Check out this video:
What do you think about this video? Will it be enough? Will the pastors take that message back to their churches and talk politics from the pulpit? Share your comments below.