When the Republican presidential primaries started Ted Cruz was a top pick for candidate for the party. But Donald Trump shocked the political world and sent Cruz back to Texas with his tail between his legs.
After months of Trump abusing Cruz on social media, Cruz tried striking back by not giving an endorsement to Trump during his speech at the RNC in July. Immediately, Cruz took a spanking in the polls as people were turned off by his sore loser behavior. Many of his big donors and supporters turned their backs on Cruz and vowed to never support him again. But two weeks ago Cruz woke up and realized his career was dangling off a cliff. So he backed off the cliff by holding up to his promise to endorse the GOP nominee.
But seeing that his endorsement hasn’t helped his public image, Cruz is trying harder by going back to basics. This week Cruz was seen cold calling voters.
Cruz spent time at the Republican national headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday to make calls and encourage potential GOP voters to come out and cast their ballots this November.
Dallas Morning News photojournalist G.J. McCarthy posted some pictures of the Texas senator’s visit to the Republican headquarters on Fort Worth.
— G.J. McCarthy (@gjmccarthy) October 5, 2016
Although Cruz has had some “concerns” about Trump, he happily made calls for the sake of the country and the Republican Party.
“A year ago, I stood onstage and promised to support the Republican nominee, whoever that was, and I am honoring my word,” Cruz said. “Although I have long had significant concerns with Donald, by any measure, Hillary Clinton would be an absolute disaster as president.”
“I’m working hard to keep Texas red, to defeat Hillary Clinton and also, critically, maintain the Republican majority in the Senate,” he continued. “That is my commitment, to do everything I can to keep a Republican majority in the Senate.”
— G.J. McCarthy (@gjmccarthy) October 6, 2016
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Leaked Memo Exposes Clinton’s Fully Scripted TV Interview