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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cruz Scandalized by Campaign Behavior

There are a lot of serious Ted Cruz supporters that read my blog. I don't take issue with you but the calls from the Cruz Campaign to precinct captains AFTER they verified that Dr. Carson was not dropping out of the race is going to dog Sen. Cruz. It's politics at its dirtiest. Worthy of a Clinton.

The thing that most surprises me is that Sen. Cruz didn't fire the people involved immediately. He didn't. He apologized to Dr. Carson but he's still running in New Hampshire talking about his big win in Iowa. Nobody knows whether or not he won or not. It's like the six-coin-toss thing with Hillary Clinton's people.


(Breitbart) Nancy Bliesman, a precinct captain for Cruz in Crawford County, Iowa, told Breitbart News that she received two voice mails–one at 7:07 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), and one at 7:29 p.m.–on the night of the Iowa caucuses, which began at 7:00 p.m.

The first call came from a woman with a phone number out of Galveston, Texas at 7:07 p.m. (transcript follows audio):[inaudible]…from the Ted Cruz campaign, calling to get to a precinct captain, and it has just been announced that Ben Carson is taking a leave of absence from the campaign trail, so it is very important that you tell any Ben Carson voters that for tonight, uh, that they not waste a vote on Ben Carson, and vote for Ted Cruz. He is taking a leave of absence from his campaign. All right? Thank you. Bye.

The second voicemail was left at 7:29 p.m. from an Iowa phone number that Breitbart News traced back to a Cruz campaign volunteer hotline.

"Hello, this is the Cruz campaign with breaking news: Dr. Ben Carson will be [garbled] suspending campaigning following tonight’s caucuses. Please inform any Carson caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted instead. Thank you. Good night.


4 comments:

  1. Doesn't make Cruz look too good, that's for sure. Let's see how NH goes.

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    1. I suspect that Cruz and friends will be on their best behavior in NH. If it's a pattern, then it's time for people to rally around another candidate. One Clinton in the race is quite enough.

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  2. Didn't Carson say he was taking a week off from campaigning? I thought I heard him say that. I did not however hear him say he was dropping out. Somebody gots some splainin tado.

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    1. When the Cruz people called Carson's people, the Carson people said that he was traveling to Florida, but had appearances scheduled in NH the next day (as was the case). And then they put it out that Carson dropped out.

      It was wrong to do, and even though I don't think it will seriously injure Cruz, people will be watching him and his campaign far more closely now.

      Bottom line, it was a bonehead thing to do.

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