Senator Ted Cruz won the hearts and minds of Republicans in Iowa and has demonstrated that his campaign is for real. For now, the threat of Donald Trump can be momentarily set aside. However, the threat of Marco Rubio is very real indeed. Senator Cruz won. Senator Rubio also won, peeling off thousands of Trump voters at the last minute in Iowa.
As Marco Rubio takes the stage tonight, you can feel the momentum. Senator Rubio is for real. Donald Trump is not. However, Marco Rubio is not a threat to the Republic. Donald Trump is. So I look forward to a healthy debate on policy between Senator Rubio and Senator Cruz. I look forward to a debate of ideas and not a reality TV Show aimed at seeing which Republican can behave most badly.
I’m proud of Senator Rubio, but tonight belongs to Senator Ted Cruz.
Senator Ted Cruz was attacked by Marco Rubio, but he won. Senator Ted Cruz was attacked by Rick Santorum, but he won. Senator Ted Cruz was attacked by Mike Huckabee, but he won. Senator Ted Cruz was attack by The Donald and Senator Ted Cruz won.
Senator Ted Cruz is the right man for these difficult and perilous times. Ted Cruz is a consistent, long-suffering conservative, with a simple message of constitutionalism and conservatism. Senator Cruz, like President Reagan, has a celebratory message of optimism, hope, and American values. This is what we need tonight, what we’ll need tomorrow, and what we’ll need in the future.
Tonight, Senator Ted Cruz has launched a national campaign for victory the likes of which we have not seen since 1980 and the Reagan Revolution. I believe that Senator Cruz will win over the majority of Republican Voters and that he will restore this Republic.
Tonight, we’ve won only one State and we’ve 49 States to go. Go we will… onto victory!
Congratulations Senator Cruz. Thank you. Godspeed. We’re with you!