The media keeps suggesting that Cruz helped bring about the rise of Trump by not attacking him early on. In fact Cruz was asked about this tonight on both CNN and Fox News.
But before I show you his answer on Fox News, watch how Dana Perino answered the question:
Exactly. It was a strategy Cruz employed to stay alive and build his campaign into what it is today. He’s now one of three top candidates vying for the nomination. If he attacked Trump last year when his poll numbers weren’t that great, he might not be here now.
Kudos to Dana on this one. It’s what many of us were already thinking!
As I said above, Cruz was asked about this tonight on Fox News and he defended himself in a similar way to how Dana framed it:
Yes. He should say that every time he’s asked. He’s no more responsible for the rise of Trump than he is the sun coming up each morning.
And it’s really dumb to even suggest such a thing in my opinion. It’s a political race, every man or woman for themselves. They have to do what they think works best to win and some have better strategies than others.
Cruz is still alive and kicking because he was smart. That’s more than we can say for about 14 other candidates.