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Left-Wing Rag 'Politico' Publishes Ridiculous Hit Piece on Ted Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Ind., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

I’m getting very tired of mainstream media outlets (read: left wing propaganda sites) trying to bring the Republican race for president to a premature end:

Ted Cruz is speaking confidently about knocking off Donald Trump to take the GOP nomination, but his top staffers admit they’re getting nervous.

In interviews, several aides, speaking on the condition of anonymity, expressed growing alarm that Cruz would lose Indiana’s primary on Tuesday — an outcome that would be a major blow to his hopes of holding Trump below the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination on the party convention’s first ballot. The aides concede that, without a win in an Indiana primary where 57 delegates are at stake, Cruz’s shot at the nomination would significantly narrow.

Of course all of these “top advisors” are quoted anonymously. And for good reason: I suspect that the supposed “top advisors” are anything but “top.” In fact, Politico is famous for being the number one website RINO politicians run to when they want a smear job published on a serious conservative candidate. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that were the case now.

In fact, the only person (other than Ted Cruz) Politico names is one Scott Reed, who works for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a notoriously RINO organization. Back in January, Conservative Review published an exposé on the Chamber, explaining that many of its most prominent leaders were trying to undermine Senator Cruz’s campaign. Instead, they were pulling for… Donald Trump, whom they believed to be more malleable than Cruz. One Chamber of Commerce goon, John Feehery (don’t worry, I’ve never heard of him before, either), actually said the following back then:

Trump won’t do long-lasting damage to the G.O.P. coalition. Cruz will.

That’s ridiculous, of course — in fact, 40% of Republicans say they won’t support their party’s nominee if he happens to be Donald Trump — but that’s how the Chamber of Commerce rolls. The real reason they oppose Cruz isn’t that he’d destroy the GOP (he won’t do any such thing), but because he’d declare war on crony capitalism, which the Chamber embodies.

Unlike what Scotty, Johnny, and left-wing rags like Politico want you to believe, the Cruz campaign isn’t even almost panicking. They believe that Cruz may very well win Indiana (he’s trailing Trump only by 4.1% according to RealClearPolitics, which is certainly not a gap he can’t overcome), which would make it increasingly difficult for Trump to collect the 1237 delegates required to win the nomination on the first ballot. And once the first ballot at the Republican National Convention doesn’t produce a clear winner, Team Cruz knows their guy is on track to get there on the second ballot, when most delegates are released from their obligation to vote for a specific candidate.

Now, nobody pretends that Cruz is going to wipe Trump out in Indiana, but he has the sitting governor on his side and the shape of the electorate seems to be tailor made for him. If he loses that state, then his “top advisors” and the candidate himself may start worrying. Unless (or until) that happens, they’re rightfully still confident that they can pull out a win in the end.

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Michael van der Galien is cofounder of Ted Cruz 45: a grassroots movement supporting Senator Ted Cruz for president.