Who's Stayin' Alive After South Carolina?
Some say Cruz's loss to Trump tonight deals a huge blow to the Texas Senator's campaign.
— POLITICO (@politico) February 21, 2016
There are reasons to be skeptical, however. Cruz has long kept his eye on the March 1 primaries, which include Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama, among others. He never promised a victory in South Carolina, only that it is friendly territory, and his third place finish (really a tie for second) doesn't entirely negate that.
Still, tonight looks much better for Rubio and Trump.