Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took time this week to blast Ted Cruz in his weekly podcast. Huckabee went off on the “sleazy” campaign and the “dirty trick” they played on Dr. Ben Carson.
The contempt for Cruz is becoming more and more obvious as the presidential race unfolds. Mike Huckabee, who recently suspended his campaign, spoke with unusual candor about Cruz this week. Whatever you think of Huckabee, he is, generally speaking, a pleasant guy. Thus it was telling when Huckabee took time out of his most recent podcast to say the following of Cruz:
“Ted Cruz apologized for his campaign spreading a false story that Ben Carson had dropped out of the race but he deflected blame to CNN. Dr. Carson, being a good Christian, accepted the apology on a personal level, but he didn’t buy Cruz’s claims of innocent intentions…I can attest to the fact that even in our campaign there were many efforts to try and say that people shouldn’t vote for me or Rick Santorum or Ben Carson. The Cruz people said it would be a wasted vote and they should vote for Cruz. It wouldn’t have made a difference for any of us, but it is the kind of low-life, sleazy politics people truly get sick of.”