Amid accusations of dirty tricks by the Cruz camp, facts emerge that may have egg on the faces of the Carson camp stone throwers, and of course, the main stream media. When you learn of the details that have eluded the MSM for days, you’ll be crying SOUR GRAPES at the Carson camp. But first let’s look at how this started.
Monday night’s Iowa caucus, saw a win by Cruz but as reports emerged it was at the expense of the Carson campaign. The Cruz campaign recruited caucus goers by sending emails to Carson supporters saying that he, Carson, was suspending his campaign after Monday night. Why would he do that?
POLITICO: “At many of the precincts, information was disseminated that I was suspending my campaign, that I had dropped out, and anybody who was planning to vote for me was wasting their vote and, therefore, they should reconsider,” Carson said. Even his wife, Candy, who was scheduled to speak at a precinct, was approached by a Cruz surrogate passing out the false information, Carson said, reiterating that people should be fired.
And Cruz apologized for the miscommunications, but accusations still swirl around the Cruz campaign. In a surprising turn, it turns out that CNN may have actually been responsible for the leak of info that put Carson “taking a break from his campaign,” not Cruz.
AllAmericanPatriot: Here’s the actual Twitter timeline proving the Cruz camp DID NOT start this. It would appear it is really the result of miscommunication between CNN and the Carson campaign with no ill intent from any of the parties:
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But, as in any good scandal, there is more to the story than first reported. AND IT’S SHOCKING! Maybe the reason Carson has such a chip on his shoulder is because his entire New Hampshire staff walked out and joined the Cruz campaign as volunteers on Monday, just hours before Iowa came to its conclusion. Boston.com reported:
“We hold Dr. Carson in the highest regard,” the group’s spokesperson, Jerry Sickles, told WMUR. “This is a man we revere, but we think it is important that our party nominate a conservative and get behind a single conservative who can win, and we strongly believe that candidate is Ted Cruz.”
And in a double whammy to the Carson campaign, his major money contributor also defected to the Cruz camp.
The announcement came the same day that Sam Pimm, the former national head of 2016 Committee—which has raised more than $3.8 million and spent nearly $900,000 in support of Carson—said he decided to switch his support to Cruz, according to Politico, citing electability concerns about Carson. Pimm said he left the super PAC earlier in the fall.
So, all is not as it seems. Maybe Carson’s whining isn’t all about fair play. Maybe its about sour grapes.