In his first major interview since suspending his presidential campaign one week ago, Ted Cruz was asked about the similarities between the Donald Trump phenomenon of 2016 and the 2008 election of Barack Obama.
Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio program on Tuesday, Ted Cruz was asked by co-host Stu Burguiere to compare the two con men (my words, not his) and if rather than a fundamental political shift if Trump just happened to be the “guy who hit the right tones at the right time,” to cause people to embrace the lifelong New York liberal in the Republican Party, which was previously a home for conservatives.
Cruz agreed that Donald Trump’s campaign has been a “phenomenon,” but said it was fueled by the “power of celebrity” and “heavily fueled by media executives who have run him 24/7.”
Glenn Beck asked Cruz if Democrats might look at Trump’s campaign and perhaps run something like a “Will Smith/Angelina Jolie” ticket.
“One of the disturbing things about this election — and there are many — is that opens the door potentially for what comes next and what comes next is not likely to be sound, stable leaders with good judgment,” Cruz said.
Ted Cruz isn’t the only one to speculate that the media has built up Donald Trump, as they did RINOs John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012, only to destroy them in the general election.
It will be interesting to see how the media treats Trump, who has fueled their ratings the past ten months, between now and election day.
h/t: Daily Rushbo