The real reason why Ted Cruz is surging in the polls

Ted Cruz is shooting up in the polls.  In two recent national polls, he has surged into a virtual three-way tie for second place with Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, with 16% support.  It was just a month and a half ago that Cruz was in the low single digits. And in Iowa one new poll shows him in second place, and another shows him actually beating Trump, 24% to 19%! Two things have happened here.  First, Ben Carson supporters have been deserting him in droves, due to concerns about his knowledge of foreign policy and his soft-spoken manner.  But secondly, Ted Cruz has changed his speaking style dramatically. It was just a month or two ago that I criticized the timid tone of Cruz's campaign.  When asked about transgender people serving in the military, Cruz merely said, "We shouldn't view the military as a cauldron for social experiments." That's not very inspiring.  He talked like a political science professor.  Even...(Read Full Post)