Wow: Iowa Caucus Controversy As Carson Accuses Cruz Of Dirty Tricks

Wow: Iowa Caucus Controversy As Carson Accuses Cruz Of Dirty Tricks

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The Iowa campaign for Dr. Ben Carson is accusing Ted Cruz of dirty tricks before Monday’s GOP Presidential caucus, alleging the Texas Senator’s team sent out fake rumors Carson was dropping out after Iowa…

According to Fortune Magazine:

“Ben Carson was incensed as the results of Monday night’s Iowa caucuses rolled in, accusing the winner of spreading falsehoods about him at caucus sites.

Carson’s team claimed that Cruz’s campaign deliberately sent emails to supporters to spread false rumors at caucus sites that Carson had dropped out, so his supporters would caucus for other candidates.

“That is really quite a dirty trick,” Carson said speaking to reporters at the end of the evening. “That’s the very kind of thing that irritated me enough to get into this quagmire.”

 “To have campaigns come out and send emails to their caucus speakers suggesting that Dr. Carson was doing anything but moving forward after tonight is the lowest of low in American politics,” said Carson campaign manager Ed Brookover.

“This is horseshit,” Rob Taylor, Iowa state representative and Carson’s Iowa co-chair, said simply.”

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21 COMMENTS

  1. CNN reporter Chris Moody sent out tweets from Iowa stating Ben Carson was suspending his campaign after Iowa and bot going to NH or SC. Supposedly Moody was reporting from the Carson camp.

  2. Carson has brains that the other candidates don’t have: 67 honorary doctor degrees, medal of honor, etc. When all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. That describes the talking heads at Fox, CNN, etc. They are all skilled political observers, but we do not need opinions from political gurus. What we need is brain surgery, not conniving as possessed by safe-crackers and street fighters. Carson is a gentleman. I am sick of Cruz. He thinks he is Hamlet. Every time he speaks, it is a sing-song stop-start phrasing that drives me nuts. It is oration with a yodel. I wish he’d knock off the frequent pauses and inflection. Just talk like the rest of us talk. No thespian drama. Having said that, I don’t comprehend how stupid the talking heads are for avoiding mention of Carson or his accomplishments. Their one-track minds are showing brightly.

    Rubio was a member of John McCain’s amnesty gang of eight. He has flip-flopped all over the place. He reminds me of a young preppy. Kasich was also a loser on immigration and taxes.

    Carson wants a flat tax. So do I.

  3. Has Sen. Ted Cruz or CNN reporter PERSONALLY responded re: this accusation?
    In my opinion it’s NOT like Dr. Ben to make this kind of accusation without FIRST having solid evidence..It’s just NOT his modus operendi..NOR , IMO, an act approved by Sen. Cruz. ! ???? An act like this from CNN..would NOT come as ANY surprise..!!
    S/Sgt. John Sharp, USAF SIS, Korean war Veteran 1950-1954

      • i am on his team and i have seen no apology. This is not the way Ted operates nor do any of his staff. Someone has set this up and it’s not us.

        • Ted Cruz Iowa staffer Spence Rogers sent precinct captains an email during the caucus hinting that Carson planned to leave the race, despite the fact that Carson’s campaign said he would continue. It read:

          “Breaking News. The press is reporting that Dr. Ben Carson is taking time off from the campaign trail after Iowa and making a big announcement next week,” the email, acquired by CNN, read. “Please inform any Carson caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted Cruz.”

          This also started multiple Twitter posts by other Cruz supporters. There is a lot of written documentation (see attached by Rogers) which is why Cruz has made an apology to Dr. Carson. Check any television station.

    • thank you for your service sgt. sharp. this is not the way Ted operates. check out CNN. they sent out a tweet and i think someone got the bright idea to blame Ted’s campaign. sounds like something Trump would do, but i am not saying he did.

      • Ted Cruz Iowa staffer Spence Rogers saw the CNN piece that Carson was taking a break after Iowa. Rogers took it upon himself to give direction to all the Iowa precinct leaders DURING THE CAUCUS to take twist the news and steal Carson voters: “Please inform any Carson caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted Cruz.” Perhaps Ted Cruz wasn’t personally aware of what happened, but his staff should be held accountable for this dirty move which skewed the votes. Candy Carson was at one of the caucuses, heard this announcement by the Cruz staff, got up and spoke on behalf of Dr. Carson to correct the information, and Dr. Carson won that precinct.

  4. Get this snake out of the race. He is not fit to be our leader. I knew he lies, but this is oitrageous. “Anything to win Cruz” Where is the RNC? Disqualify him!

  5. If this is true about Cruz I will not vote for him, but I hope it is just a rumor. I trust Carson to not make up something, so he must have had what he thought to be reliable information. I’m anxious to know the truth.

  6. Cruz will do anything to win, no matter how dirty. Shame on him!
    Cruz and Rubio are not even “natural born citizens”. MUST be born in the U.S. to parents who are both citizens at the time their child is born. TWO citizen parents! Obama was never eligible even if he had been born IN the White House, simply because his Kenyan, British subject father was not a citizen, so Obama was born with dual citizenship. The president MUST have SOLE allegiance to the U.S. Rubio was born in Miami, but his Cuban immigrant parents didn’t become citizens until Marco was 4 years old…again, born with dual citizenship. The same thing applies to Bobby Jindal, citizen by birth, (14th Amendment) but not a natural born citizen because he was born 4 months after his parents arrived from India and were not citizens at the time Bobby was born. Dual citizenship! Cruz was born in Canada to a U.S. citizen mother and a non-citizen, Cuban immigrant father. Ted is a “naturalized by congressional statute” citizen, not a natural born citizen. He was born with dual and perhaps triple citizenship, U.S from his mother, Cuban from his father and Canadian from his place of birth. He didn’t renounce his Canadian citizenship until May of 2014. He is simply not a natural born citizen of the U.S. and not constitutionally eligible for the presidency or vice presidency! In the last 7 years, we have seen the damage that can result from ignoring the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution! Time to get back to constitutional principles!

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