By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | NoisyRoom.net
The race for the Republican nomination seems to be turning in Ted Cruz’s favor. Governor Scott Walker just endorsed Cruz during an interview with Wisconsin radio talk show host Charlie Sykes. That’s the same show that nailed Donald Trump yesterday for attacking Cruz over the National Enquirer mud slinging and the attack on Heidi Cruz. “I’ve chosen to endorse Ted Cruz,” Walker said. The endorsement comes ahead of Wisconsin’s presidential primary on April 5th where according to the polls, Ted Cruz now leads Donald Trump by at least 5 points. Cruz is also now virtually tied with Trump in California.
Trump was in for a huge surprise as he called into the Sykes’ show. He was unaware that the show host is part of the #NeverTrump movement — and the conversation was brutal. “Welcome to Wisconsin, and I know you realize that here in Wisconsin, we value things like civility, decency and actual conservative principles, so let’s possibly make some news,” Sykes charged. “You know, wouldn’t it be a good way to start off your Wisconsin campaign by saying that wives should be off limits, and apologize for mocking [Heidi Cruz’s] looks?” Sykes asked Trump. Trump stood his ground, refused and again accused Cruz of lying. “So is this your standard — if the supporter of a candidate and not the candidate himself does something despicable, then it’s OK for you personally, the candidate for president of the United States, to behave in that same way?” Sykes pushed back. “I mean, I expect that from a 12-year-old bully on the playground, not somebody wanting the office held by Abraham Lincoln.” It did not go well for Trump to say the least. Sykes said Trump should apologize… Trump countered saying Cruz started it. Point made.
Trump’s precipitous drop in the polls is surely due to his mudslinging and manipulation of the National Enquirer smear that claimed Cruz had five mistresses. It’s a brazen lie that the Trump camp has pushed relentlessly, while at the same time they have been disparaging Heidi Cruz. Women have noticed and don’t like Trump’s treatment of them in general. Neither do conservatives and the polls are showing it. Notice how Donald Trump smeared and attacked Cruz after his win in Iowa? Then after Cruz won Utah, he blamed Cruz for a pic of his wife that was public domain and that Cruz had nothing to do with the release of. It was a pro-Cruz PAC that floated it. Now that Cruz has taken delegates in Louisiana to tie Trump there, Trump is also threatening to sue Louisiana. I see a pattern here. The same pattern of the National Enquirer smearing Rubio and Carson before attacking Cruz. The whole sordid affair strikes me as telling.