Without a doubt, Sen. Ted Cruz is one of the biggest liars in all of politics. Not only is he one of the most dishonest people in Washington, but he’s also one of the sleaziest. This is someone who really doesn’t have a level to which he won’t stoop if he thinks it will benefit his political career. That’s why it’s not exactly surprising that almost no one who knows him can stand him – even most Republicans.
Well, to listen to him ramble over these last few weeks, you’d think he was just a handful of delegates away from clinching the Republican nomination for president. Here’s someone who’s down nearly 200 delegates who talks as if he’s the overwhelming frontrunner. The truth is, the only reason why he still matters in this election is because he’s the only remote threat to Donald Trump – the candidate Republicans really don’t want to win their party’s nomination.
As Lindsey Graham said a few weeks ago, choosing between the two is like picking whether you want to be shot or poisoned. By the looks of it, I guess Republicans have chosen “poison.”
That being said, Cruz’s biggest “selling point” recently has been that he’s the “stronger” candidate to beat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in November. He’s basically saying that most polls show him favored to become our next president.
What’s his “proof” of all of this? Well, head-to-head polling, of course. Even though as I’ve been saying for months, head-to-head polls this far out from a general election are next to worthless.
Be that as it may, it doesn’t keep some politicians from constantly mentioning these polls as a “selling point” to their candidacy. So it should come as no surprise that Cruz has been saying that “poll after poll” shows him beating Hillary Clinton. It should also come as no surprise to anyone who knows what a scumbag Cruz is that he’s flat-out lying when he says “poll after poll” has him beating Clinton (the likely Democratic nominee) and becoming our next president.
In fact, according to Politifact, based on a grouping of polls done over the last month, Cruz only beats Clinton in one out of the nine – a Fox News poll.
So you have to wonder, where are these numerous polls Cruz is citing showing him ahead of Clinton? Well, in a “shocking turn of events” when Politfact reached out to Cruz’s campaign to clarify what polls he was citing, they never heard back from them.
Is this a huge deal? No, not really. After all, Cruz is a pathological liar and I’ve come to expect nothing better coming from him or his campaign. But it does reinforce my belief that Ted Cruz’s campaign is really quite pathetic. When you’ve reached a point where you’re lying about head-to-head polling to try to boost your campaign, while still being a distant second to a clown like Donald Trump, it’s a testament to just how sad Ted Cruz’s campaign truly is.