Monday, Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX), Republican candidate for President, admitted to a group of evangelical pastors that if his opponent, business mogul Donald Trump were to win the Iowa caucus next week, “could be unstoppable.” Although, the results of the caucus voting, however, do not directly determine which candidate will win the support of Iowa’s voters for the presidential nomination. The results in Iowa can make and break a campaign. History has shown that since 1980, except one, that every winner of the two major presidential nominations have won the Iowa caucus, the New Hampshire primary or both. That history and the fact that Trump leads in the polls in Iowa is why Cruz is warning that the candidacy of Trump will be unstoppable when or if he takes the Iowa caucuses.
A new Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday shows that Trump still commands a lead over Cruz with at 31%-29% among likely caucus-goers. The poll also showed that Marco Rubio in third place at 13%, and that no other Republican candidate received more than 7% ahead of Monday’s caucuses. Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said of the poll, “Despite Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump and Gov. Terry Branstad’s criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz, and despite — or because of — Sen. Cruz’ ‘New York values’ comments, the Iowa Republican Caucus remains too close to call.”
In a video obtained by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Cruz is heard telling a group of pastors Monday, “If Donald wins Iowa, right now has a substantial lead in New Hampshire, and If he went on to win New Hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee.” It seemed more like a warning than a statement of fact. Cruz continued that “the next seven days in Iowa will determine whether or not that happens.” Cruz also warned that the only one who had a chance of beating Trump was himself. “If you’re thinking about another candidate, the simple reality is there’s only one campaign that can beat Trump in this state,” Cruz said.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has turned his attention to Thursday night’s Republican debate to air on Fox News. He has also continued to attack Cruz on different matters. Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America Tuesday morning that Cruz is just saying lie after lie” about his record and the campaign of Cruz’s is sinking. According Trump, “He’s such a mess.” In his interview, Trump also remarked that he is still deciding on whether to attend Thursday night’s debate which will be the last before the Iowa caucuses. Speaking about Megyn Kelly one of the Fox moderators for the debate, Trump said, “I don’t think she’s professional at all. She’s very biased against me.” Will Trump participate in the debate? If you are a betting person, don’t bet against it