Trump is going to play whatever card he can against Cruz, there are not many available so the “birther” and Cuba’s religious tendencies are getting played; these are both pretty lame and I am sure Trump knows that but he really has no other options.
Cruz on the other hand has the whole deck to work with, he could play a different card in every Primary and still have an inside straight left over when the dust settles; the Cruz strategy has been to let the Establishment GOP fret over Trump while he builds the organization and resources to connect with Conservatives after things get fast and furious.
This has been a smart strategy for Cruz, he has basically taken the Establishment GOP out of the equation by not helping them bring down Trump until the 11th hour, in former elections the Conservatives candidates have seen the Establishment attacks on Conservative front runners as helpful to their cause; this was foolish as it just fueled the divide and conquer tactic.
Cruz knows the GOP is the enemy so he played them instead of falling for it, Cruz would rather Trump lead in the polls right up to the day before the voting starts than face the multifaceted assault from the GOP engine that would occur if Trump was brought down early; smart smart smart.
At this point in former elections all the Establishment hacks like Coulter, Steyn, Will and Krauthammer would have been major players as their columns ripping whatever Conservative was surging would be the focus of the daily discussions; these shills have all been dealing with Trump the whole time but getting no traction because the only ones trying to lend them credibility are other Establishment hacks.
If Conservatives do not give the Left credibility, the Left will have no credibility; I have been beating this drum for years and I am thrilled that Cruz believes the same. The words from lying Statist’s carry zero weight until someone with credibility treats them as a worthy perspective to address, Cruz and Trump are both graduates from the Reagan Campaign University and the results are self evident.
Let the GOP cowards with their “apology tours”, circular firing squads and fear of being seen as “mean” by the “moderates” be the only ones who suffer under the consequences of these fallacies; I am sick and tired of Conservatives falling on this same sword for no reason.