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Nikki Haley Backs Ted Cruz

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PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS, TAKE TWO …

S.C. governor Nikki Haley – the new queen of the “Republican” establishment – is now supporting the presidential bid of Tea Party/ evangelical favorite Ted Cruz.

“If anybody asks me, that’s what I want to see happen,” Haley told reporters this week.

Really?

“The only thing I can say now is my hope and my prayer is that Sen. Ted Cruz can come through this, and that he can push through and really get to where he needs to go because we do want a strong leader, we do want somebody that’s conservative, we do want somebody that’s action minded, so we’ll see what happens, ” Haley said.

Wait … what?

Isn’t Cruz the candidate she flat out lied to regarding her 2016 intentions (after he courted her, no less)?  And isn’t he one of the candidates she warned GOP voters against, saying they shouldn’t listen to the “siren call of the angriest voices?”

Yeah …

Anyway none of that matters now, apparently.

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Now instead of being an “angry voice,” Cruz is someone who has been “solid and strong the entire way” – a “disciplined” candidate.

Haley didn’t offer a formal endorsement of Cruz’s campaign, saying “I don’t know that that part matters.”

She’s got that right …

Haley’s “non-endorsement” endorsement of Cruz is likely to be a national non-event given the spectacular flameout of her candidate of choice, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.  South Carolina’s second-term governor went “all in” for Rubio … and lost big.  Not only did she fail to deliver her home state (again), but Haley’s barnstorming for Rubio prior to this month’s Super Tuesday elections utterly failed to move the needle on his behalf.

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