As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next Commander-in-Chief must be of the highest character; cut from the rare cloth of our founders.
Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts. Cruz was hit from all sides when a staffer used a CNN report that Dr. Carson might leave the race.
Cruz did not pull a Hillary, claiming ignorance while throwing the staffer under the bus. Cruz took full responsibility and apologized. Do not take Cruz’s apology lightly folks. The MSM views GOP apologies as blood-in-the-water, igniting a feeding frenzy of attempts to destroy the apologetic GOP politician. But Cruz walked tall, providing a window into how the man will respond in tough times in the White House.
In the thick of the campaign battle, desire and desperation to win can cause candidates to lose themselves; saying and doing things out of character. Pressure and deep desire also have a way of exposing who one really is inside. Unlike a few of his contenders, Cruz has remained true to who he is, refraining from grabbing onto trivial non-issues to slime his opponents.
Mary, my beautiful awesome wife of over 30 years, is my second. My first wife and I married at ages 19 and 21. Before we divorced, we sought marriage counseling. Unfortunately, my young bride and I had crossed a line. We said cutting painful things to each other that we could not “un-hear;” could not take back.
I caution our GOP presidential wannabes not to take their rhetoric too far. Do not start sounding like Democrats in your attacks on fellow GOP contenders. The stakes are far too high. The heart and soul of America as envisioned by our founding fathers is at risk.
After the nomination process, we must all come together. We have a general election to win and a country to save. With levelheadedness, wisdom and character, Ted Cruz is our guy.
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman: The Conservative Campaign Committee