Ted Cruz has to be getting pretty desperate to put out mailers like this one:
It doesn’t really get any shadier than this, folks. Trying to shame Iowans into voting with a legalistic kind of mailer like this is shameful. It’s designed to look like the voter is going to get in trouble for not showing up to the caucuses on Monday. Notice the VOTING VIOLATION in giant letters at the top of the document? Um, no, Ted. There’s no violation involved with not voting, although the stupid among us might not realize that if they receive an offical looking document like this one. At first, all the Cruz cronies on Twitter tried to deny that it was from his campaign. I suppose that’s understandable, since it’s not a very good look.
(Tweet archive list…just in case)
We now know it was definitely from the Cruz camp. This is going to end up backfiring spectacularly for Teddie Boy:
Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler confirmed to IJ Review that the mailer was theirs in a phone call Friday evening, saying that the targeting had been “very narrow, but the caucuses are important and we want people who haven’t voted before to vote.”
The internal Cruz polling must be looking even worse than what we have seen from the public polls…and those were pretty much ass for his campaign:
All I know is, Ted better hope this pays off for him, because if he loses Iowa, he’s pretty much done. If he comes in third, he’s definitely done. I won’t be crying any tears. That sleazeball deserves nothing less, especially after this episode.
UPDATE: The Iowa Secretary of State isn’t too pleased with the Cruz campaign…