As the founder of the oldest pro-Cruz delegate push in America, SaveOurParty.com, I sent a poll out to the few hundred delegates nationwide who signed up to receive emails from us since we began in early May 2016.
I asked a simple question: should Ted Cruz run again for president in 2020 even if Donald Trump wins in 2016. The results are devastating news to the Trump campaign.
The emailed survey that collected results from July 22-26th suggests that Trump could lose due to failure of Republicans to vote for him, but also sends a very strong message of support for Cruz.
I’m not trying to tell anyone not to vote for Donald Trump and I’m not trying to tell anyone Donald Trump is a bad guy. This isn’t about Trump. This is about Ted.
On my radio show I said that Donald Trump was like a mistress and Ted Cruz was like a bride. The GOP will flirt with Trump but at the end of the day they’ll return to Cruz.
Now I think I was wrong… temporarily.
No one “misses” Donald Trump. He may excite you. You may want him to do something or be upset that you missed one of his television programs but you don’t really miss him.
I miss Ted Cruz and I’m glad I’m not alone.
I learned long ago that no one in the political arena is attacked unless they’re powerful and popular. Or a threat.
Ted Cruz happens to be all three.
So I wasn’t surprised to hear media repeats of sloppily put together establishment Republican talking points that desperately pushed out the words “Ted Cruz is finished” to all who would be willing to forward them on to their Facebook friends.
In fact, I was inspired. I knew at that moment that Ted Cruz would be back.
What I witnessed on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last Wednesday while Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump was validated.
Cheers. Applause. A lady behind me shouting “we’ll write you in Ted,” and a bunch of Trump staffers on the floor listening to their earpieces as they’re instructed to assemble crowds to chant boos a full two minutes afterwards.
Don’t believe me? Watch the video below.
Out of 16 candidates that came and went, no one is chanting Ben Carson’s name. No one is holding a Carly Fiorina sign, and no one is whispering in the hallways about wanting to support Chris Christie.
November 2016 may be our Pearl Harbor.
But November 2020 may be our VE Day.