Even Donald Trump had the good sense to lose with dignity and decorum on Monday night. But one candidate was quick to blame others for his campaign’s performance. From MSNBC:
Dr. Ben Carson and his campaign accused Sen. Ted Cruz’s team of sabotaging Carson in the Iowa caucuses Monday night by encouraging Cruz supporters to tell voters at their caucus sites – incorrectly – that Carson was dropping out of the race.
“It was happening all over,” Iowa State Director Ryan Rhodes told MSNBC. “One of the precincts Candy [Carson, the candidate’s wife] walked into, she had to correct the record. She actually walked in, in Ankeny, and gave a speech about no, he’s still in the race and that’s a lie.”
Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler denied the allegations to MSNBC…
It’s an odd play for Carson, who came in fourth with less than 10% of the vote. Even if the accusations were true, how much of a difference could such “dirty tricks” have made?