Over the course of the last week, things have grown testy between Fox News and radio personality Sean Hannity and GOP presidential candidate, Ted Cruz.
At the center of this dispute is Mr. Hannity’s assertion Mr. Cruz continues to duck the questions that surround his campaign’s ongoing “poaching” of Donald Trump delegates even in states where Trump soundly defeated Cruz.
This led to a glaring example of the kind of political-speak that has many Republican voters declaring Ted Cruz to be a say anything do anything, politician.
Take a listen and then decide for yourself.
Pay attention to the part where Cruz declares he has won the last five GOP primary elections in which he claims over “1.3 million people voted.”
What Mr. Cruz neglects to say, though he most certainly knows it, is that of those five states he rattles off to Sean Hannity, Utah,North Dakota,Wisconsin,Colorado, and Wyoming, only ONE of those states actually held a primary election – Wisconsin.
That was the state in which the entirety of the state and national GOP Machine threw its weight behind Ted Cruz and yes, delivered a lopsided defeat against Donald Trump. It is also the primary that accounts for over 90% of the “1.3 million” votes Mr. Cruz claims to have been cast in the last five state contests.
And there’s the point that has so many shaking their heads at Ted Cruz. The other four states were either party-controlled, low voter caucus elections like in Utah, or examples where there was not even a caucus, but rather a convention-styled backroom gathering in which the voters had no chance to actually participate at all, such as Colorado. Mr. Cruz is going on to call these type of delegate nominations, “landslide election victories”, a term if not an outright lie, is at the very least a gross misrepresentation of reality.
Listen as Cruz makes these very claims while once again refusing to answer Sean Hannity’s questions regarding the ongoing process of delegate poaching/intimidation/etc. which could not be possible without the full support of the GOP Establishment. Ted Cruz is not outmaneuvering Donald Trump so much as benefiting from the support of the machine that controls the delegate outcomes – the very same machine Ted Cruz once declared himself to be an enemy of: