To Santorum and Huckabee Supporters in Iowa: Make Your Voice Count with Cruz

Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum

In 2008, I supported Mike Huckabee and in 2012 I supported Rick Santorum. I didn’t like the Republican Establishment’s choice of John McCain and Mitt Romney. I definitely don’t like their current choice of Donald Trump. It’s time to turn your support towards the conservative Christian who has a chance of beating the Republican Establishment’s choice for the first time since Ronald Reagan.

Ted Cruz shares many of the same perspectives as Huckabee and Santorum. Don’t be fooled by their Super PACs’ attack ads against him or their accusations against him. That’s politics. George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan had some of the most volatile battles before they came together to lead the country for twelve years. There’s a place for Santorum and Huckabee in a Cruz White House as well.

I’m not simply looking at the polls. In fact, I’m not a big fan of polls even though they show Cruz with 8X more support in Iowa that Santorum and Huckabee combined. I’m looking at the path of the race that will highly favor one of two candidates: Trump or Cruz. It all comes down to Iowa; if Trump wins, he’ll be well-positioned to hit the March 1 “SEC Primaries” with a ton of momentum. If he loses, he’ll try to recover in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.

If, with the help of Santorum and Huckabee supporters, Cruz is able to defeat Trump by a large margin, then there’s a chance that it will shake up Trump’s campaign to an irrecoverable level.

There are many who will say that they don’t like Cruz. Even though he has the highest favorability rating of 76% positive to 19% negative, there are those who wonder if he’s even eligible. Here’s the thing, and it doesn’t take a political pundit or a law professor to realize this. If any candidate, including Trump, really believed that Cruz wasn’t eligible, they would have sued already. Why would they allow him to linger? The reason is because they realize he would likely be vindicated in Federal court, but we can’t find out unless they sue. Despite what Trump claims, Cruz cannot get a Federal judge to simply declare him eligible without a lawsuit from an “adverse” party.

They’d rather have him in limbo rather than giving him the opportunity to prove it. They’re taking a risk, but it’s less damaging to them than if they sue and initiate the most likely path: a judgement declaring him eligible.

This year, Iowa is too important for any voters to be wasting their votes on people who can’t win. Santorum and Huckabee would be great Presidents, but they have no path to achieve this goal. Instead, Cruz should be the choice for Iowans and for America.

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