Yours Truly has stated for months, even when it seemed a ridiculous idea that thanks to the disastrous Trump admin, Dems could pick up Sen Ted Cruz’s seat and that they should fight tooth and nail for it.
Meanwhile “pollsters” for #Trump‘s RIGHT HAND MAN Sen.@tedcruz are telling him he’s UP BY 18 POINTS– A CAKE WALK. Folks…#TheResistance #TedCruz #betofortexas #CNN #MSNBC #FoxNews #bbcnews https://t.co/LCQSzQMZWC
— Emoluments Clause (@Emolclause) January 3, 2018
Luckily Dems have done just that and per the latest poll, it appears Dem challenger Beto O’Rourke is within 5 points of points Ted Cruz.
Remember back in January, Sen Ted Cruz was said to be up by as much as 18 points
— The Hill (@thehill) January 3, 2018
Any reasonable person presented with these set of facts–that a prominent Republican senator whose lead in the polls has shrunk from 18 to 5 points with roughly 4 months left before the elections would conclude that TeamCruz is in trouble, and it appears TeamCruz has done just that–gone into panic mode. Things have gotten so desperate for Sen Ted Cruz who thought he would just fly under the radar and coast to victory, that he is now demanding five debates with Beto O’Rourke.
Of course TeamCruz is banking on the fact that he is an excellent debater. They figure he will crush Beto on the debate stage and thus kill his momentum. Yours Truly readily admits that under normal circumstances Cruz would probably out-debate Beto on any day, but given the myriad scandals surrounding the Trump admin, these proposed 5 debates should be Beto’s strongest weapon–his perfect opportunity to seal the deal.
Beto’s debate strategy should be very simple–make Cruz synonymous with the Trump admin because he has stood idly by and even supported a lot of Trump’s actions that will never fly with Texas independents, a sizable voting block. Why for example has Cruz stood idly by as Trump continues to hide his tax returns? Texas is big on government transparency–open records laws. Why has Cruz stood idly by as Trump attacks the media or the Justice department? Why does Cruz, a so-called fiscal conservative who opposed the 2008 TARP bailout now support Trump’s bailout of rural farmers who are hurting because of Trump’s unnecessary tarrifs? Why isn’t Cruz more vocal about the plight of innocent migrant children ripped away from their parents as a result of Trump admin’s inhumane Zero Tolerance policy? You get the drift folks, serious questions abound and given the disastrous Trump admin, the debates strongly favor Beto or any other Dem hopeful nationwide for that matter. The only question left is how effectively Beto can tie Cruz to Trump–make his race against Cruz a referendum on the Trump admin.
Bottom line Beto O’Rourke can seal the deal with the proposed 5 debates if he not only makes his senate race a referendum on the Trump admin but also tie Sen Ted Cruz to it. If he does that, he wins the sizable Texas independents and thus the coveted U.S. Senate seat–like Yours Truly has predicted all along.
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