Some have said that the Donald copped out of the final debate before the Iowa Caucus to take the heat off of himself, so that attacks would work to whittle down his chances with Cruz. And of course, the moderators encouraged petty attacks towards center stage and thus showed their allegiance to starting fights to boost ratings over hosting a substantive debate, which the other candidates obliged. Nonetheless, from Cruz's opening remarks, it was obvious he was going to attempt to steer this spectacle in a more substantive direction, yes, even without the Donald.
There was the predictable back and forth with Cruz and Rubio (and Rand, kinda) on the tired amnesty argument...but facts are stubborn things, and those show that Marco was on the Democratic side of the debate during the Gang of 8, while Rand was out of the picture, silently supporting amnesty...
TRS: Ted Cruz was on with Megyn Kelly right after the debate tonight and midway through the interview she brought up her question to him about his poison pill amendments in the 2013 showdown on amnesty in the Senate.Beyond that, Cruz also had many other exceptional moments, whether that was rebuilding the military, repealing every word of Obamacare and offering real alternatives, or killing it when asked about not being endorsed by the establishment...
What I thought was noteworthy was that Kelly admitted to Cruz that after thoroughly reviewing his record on whether or not he supported legalization, she believes his record does support his argument that his amendments were really poison pill amendments and that he never actually supported legalization.
If she had only said that during the debate, that would have been killer. But I guess she didn’t want to seem like she was supporting any candidate while moderating.
...as well as fearlessly and honestly confronting the Ethanol lobby (and the EPA) before Iowans...
And despite the media circus, along with all the armchairing and Trump attacks, it looks like their efforts may be backfiring as the Donald's lead fades...Not being "liked" within the DC cesspool isn't a flaw, it's a badge of honor. #GOPDebate— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 29, 2016
TRS: While the mainstream media has been pushing the narrative that Cruz is on the downswing and Trump is cementing his front-runner status, at least one national poll has him losing 6% points over this last month where he has lobbed attacks about Cruz’s citizenship.Probably because they're too busy stirring the pot along with the establishment in a concerted effort to prevent the most conservative candidate from UNITED conservatives, independents, libertarians and the like around shared American values to defeat Hillary or, God forbid, Bernie. It's almost as if they want to insure a third Obama term...?
Here are the results from the Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll:
IBD: Donald Trump’s lead among Republicans dropped six points in the days leading up to Monday’s Iowa caucuses, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows.If you compare the poll results over the last few months, this marks the first month where Trump has lost more than 1% at all, as Ted Cruz continues growing month to month.
Support for Trump fell to 31% among registered Republicans and Republican leaners, down from 34% in the prior IBD/TIPP Poll. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz saw his support climb three points to 21%, the highest number that Cruz has achieved in five months of polling.
This comes after Trump has spent several days launching sharp attacks at Cruz, challenging his eligibility to serve as president, and attacking his character.
But you won’t hear that in the media…. I wonder why?
In order to prevent that, we need a president who will do in office what he said he'd do during the campaign, not simply a 'campaign conservative'. TED CRUZ is committed to not only keeping his promises, but also running a campaign above the personal attacks and mudslinging. Sure, that alone won't win, but it sure does go a long way towards projecting the character of a man. Combine that with his conservative RECORD, and you've got a winning combination, America. It's up to you.
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