The Ted Cruz for President campaign loves to blast out cheesy emails, but his latest blast is not only filled with cheese, it’s smothered with snake oil. It’s misleading verbiage reads like a bait and switch advertisement for a used car lot everyone in town knows to avoid.
Cruz is asking supporters to donate $35 to become his “official Deputy Delegate.” Now before you get fooled into thinking $35 gets you a trip to Cleveland, remember the less than admirable tactics team Cruz used in Iowa when they sent out fake voting violation warnings.
Fact is the $35 gets you a plastic card that is worthless. It’s value is less than the toy found at the bottom of a Cracker Jacks box. The $35 DOES NOT put you in with the real delegates who will attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in July to select the GOP presidential nominee.
The Cruz email reads:
“The cutoff to become an official Deputy Delegate is in just 24 hours, and I still need 4 more Deputy delegates in zip [redacted].” So in other words if you don’t send in your $35 really soon you won’t receive your useless plastic card.
The message asks the recipient to pledge $35 to “become the top Deputy Delegate.”
“You and I both have a lot riding on this election – the future of our country is at stake,” the email states. “I know not everyone can come to Cleveland – but you can still become an official Deputy Delegate for my campaign. Please don’t sit this one out!” Very presidential — in a Barack Obama sorta way.
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