Following a surprising CNN poll showing Donald Trump leading among Christian evangelical voters in the key state of Iowa, leading Iowa-based nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host, Steve Deace, who has a reputation for having his finger on the pulse of Iowa voters, promised to quit his show if Donald Trump wins the evangelical vote in the Hawkeye state.
Steve Deace, who is also a Washington Times columnist and author of Rules for Patriots – How Conservatives Can Win Again, and has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, took to Twitter on Thursday to make his declaration:
If Donald Trump gets 32% of the evangelical vote in Iowa on Feb. 1 I will quit my job. Not happening. https://t.co/Rr0oe7uHsH
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) September 10, 2015
“In my view, he’s what we’ve been waiting for,” Deace said about Ted Cruz. “He’s an end to the false choice between principles and electability,” he said.
After the Rally for Religious Liberty, led by Cruz and held in Iowa, Deace said that solidified his endorsement of Cruz and added that, “Ted Cruz is the first candidate I’ve ever seen put on an event trying to ignite” a revival in America.
“Tonight’s spectacle confirmed we made the right decision to support Cruz and do so early,” he wrote after the rally. “There’s never been an event like this for a candidate in Iowa, and it seriously ups the ante on the other campaigns. The price of poker just went up. Cruz 2016 ain’t playing,” he explained.