Bruising Trump, Iowa Chooses Ted Cruz to Carry Right-Wing Mantle

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Politics with 18 Comments


Far-right evangelical Sen. Ted Cruz from Texas has won the Republican Iowa caucus.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was the first of the Republican candidates on Monday night to congratulate his colleague Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his first place win in the Iowa caucuses – a victory most notable for relegating national frontrunner Donald Trump to a second place finish.

With close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to the Des Moines Register, Cruz had garnered 28 percent of the vote while Trump took 24 percent, and Rubio took a likely third place with 23 percent.

“The victory for Cruz,” reports CNN, “is the first time that the conventional laws of politics have applied to Trump, a billionaire businessman who has built his campaign around the perception that he's a winner who can bring his unique skills to the White House.”

And as the Des Moines Register reports:

Ted Cruz delivered Donald Trump a body blow in Iowa, giving him an unexpected smackdown in the first-in-the-nation presidential vote.

Cruz, an anti-Washington crusader and proud thorn in establishment Republicans’ sides, won enough support from evangelical conservatives and tea party voters to put him over the top, despite being 5 points down in the final Iowa Poll before the caucuses.

The 45-year-old Texas U.S. senator, who logged more than 150 events over 56 days in Iowa this election cycle, upheld the longtime theory that a traditional ground game and intense one-on-one retail politicking matter.

Iowa, a state where almost half of likely GOP caucus goers identify themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians, continued its trend of promoting a social conservative rather than the national front-runner.


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  1.' Arlene Dwyer says:

    Both scary!

    •' Robin Cameron says:

      It seems to be a case of deciding who is least worst. And 3rd place Rubio probably fits the bill there. Not a great choice but better than the other two.

  2.' Barry W Bass says:

    Oh god

  3.' Jeff Dunn says:

    There all puppets,every single one of them

  4.' Robert Peter says:

    Isn’t sad that our elections are about trying to prevent the craziest and most evil person from becoming president…. And when we do we consider that a victory.

  5.' Yano Gerba says:

    They are all just puppets for the federal reserve that is sucking up every country’s resources and putting every person in debt . Fucking stupid how no one gives a shit that WE ARE ALL being robbed ..

  6.' Aha Intelligence says:

    > Watching these posts with interest .

  7.' Clive Richardson says:

    He will not understand why the UN are pushing this but he would win all with such policy

  8.' Conscious Life News says:

    NOTE GUYS: We are all for free speech, but please avoid attacking others on this page or using nasty language. Thank you!

  9.' SB Stolley says:

    The Conservative christians to THIS DAY are screaming about Obama’s birth certificate. Yet we KNOW Cruz was born in Canada. Not on American soil as is required to become President. Why aren’t these same people screaming about that??

  10.' Irina Toumanova says:

    I think they’re all delusional. Also they believe in their own lies. Lol

  11.' Eric Eugene Davis says:

    Oh he is

  12.' Melinda Lee says:

    Not sure he would be the right person , and Hillary ,not a good one either. That’s me. Everybody else each of the own.

  13.' Jamie Matthews-Siptrott says:

    Yeah, we’re screwed!!!

  14.' 李寶童 says:

    Crusader and thorn

  15.' Brian Brown says:

    Bernie Sanders had the best night in Iowa

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