Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ted Cruz Super PACs Offer $1.5 Million for Veterans if Donald Trump Will Debate Him One-on-One In Iowa

by Matthew Boyle

A pair of Pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX Super PACs just offered $1.5 million for veterans if Donald Trump will debate Cruz one-on-one in Iowa before Sunday evening.  Keep The Promise I and Keep The Promise II offered up the sizable donation for America’s veterans on Wednesday evening.  The principal donors of Keep the Promise I, the Mercer family, and Keep the Promise II, the Neugebauer family, in a joint statement released Wednesday evening said:
Senator Cruz and Mr. Trump both respect the veterans and hold them in the highest regard but Senator Cruz respects the process and we are calling on Mr. Trump to do the same and debates are the purest form of democracy. Iowans – and Americans – deserve to hear from the frontrunners in this ‘two-man race’ one last time.  Not only would this be a heck of a debate, but it would also be a terrific opportunity to generate millions of dollars for the veterans.
The press release made clear the parameters of the pro-Cruz Super PACs’ offer: The debate must be between just Trump and Cruz, must take place on or before Sunday Jan. 31 in Iowa, must be one-hour long, and the candidates can pick a jointly-agreed-to moderator themselves....“We have a venue, we have a time — all we’re missing is a candidate,” Cruz said

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My Take - Brilliant!  I'm sure almost no one remmebers this, and even more never heard this story, but in  1922 Fiorello H. La Guardia, New Yorks first Itilian mayor was accused of anti-Semitism by Henry Frank.  La Guardia responded by challenging him to an open debate  ENTIRELY IN YIDDISH.  Although Frank was Jewish he couldn't speak Yiddish.  What he didn't know was Fiorello was half Jewish on his mothers side - and did speak Yiddish.  Frank never showed and La Guardia won the election.  Trump has declared he wants to support the vets - ok - let's see what happens, this is especially touchy because "he has balked at facing Megyn Kelly at the Republican debate, Donald Trump will be embracing heroes.....claiming he "will instead host an event in Iowa to raise money for the Veterans and Wounded Warriors, who have been treated so horribly by our all talk, no action politicians.”  Somebody in the Cruz camp has read an history book or two.  As I said - brillant!

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