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Ted and Trump

Two lousy tastes that taste worse together.

Not Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has asked President Donald Trump to come to Texas to campaign for him.

During a campaign stop in Seguin [last] Monday, Cruz said he has reached out to his former rival for the White House to help him with his re-election effort against Democrat Beto O’Rourke.

“I would certainly welcome his support, and I hope to see him in Texas,” Cruz said, standing outside the Dixie Grill in Seguin. “I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election.”

Cruz said while his relationship with Trump has had its “ups and downs” due to their 2016 GOP primary battle, he has tried to become an ally to the president. He said he has been in constant contact with the White House and Trump directly to offer his help in getting legislation through the Senate.

“Ups and downs” would be one way to describe it. Cruz is at least smart enough to realize that complacency is his enemy and he really is in trouble if The Base isn’t fired up, so if he needs to swallow a little humiliation to avoid that, he will. Of course, bringing in Trump will also serve to fire up the Dems, so Cruz or any other Republican in his position needs to feel secure that this is a net win for their side, which it may or may not be. I don’t buy the argument that this race is a toss-up – I’m going to need to see at least one poll that has O’Rourke in the lead for that – but Cruz clearly has a small margin for error. That may push him to take some higher-risk actions, of the kind that Greg Abbott would feel no need to do. This is one such action, whether he calculates it that way or not.

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3 Comments

  1. Manny Barrera says:

    Democrats doubled the number of primary voters from four years ago. Republicans had a much lower increase.

    At this point in time we don’t know who the voters are going to be as we get closer, the polls will tend to be more accurate.

    In the general normally non primary voters are more than 50% Democrat. Will not be enough? Who knows?

  2. Andrew Lynch says:

    Cruz does not need Trump’s help. Cruz needs to fire up his base by solidly winning debates.

  3. Manny Barrera says:

    Andrew since you are new to this forum and since you stick to one liners, you also seem very young, let me ask are you a paid troll by the Cruz campaign or paid troll by the Trump Party campaign.

    Will add that Cruz is the one that invited Trump to come and campaign for him, so take all that greatest and contact Cruz that he need not call the Russian puppet.