|Carson should understand that opportunists will do anything to win. Cruz proved that by winning the Iowa Caucus.|
No sign of getting out yet, but clearly Ben Carson is on his last breathe. The Republican candidate finished in a distant fourth place in the Iowa Caucus.
The Carson campaign slammed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his campaign for playing dirty politics.
The Cruz campaign posting a flyer saying that Carson suspended his campaign.
Cruz surrogates on Monday night circulated a CNN report that Carson would be going to Florida and Washington, D.C. after the caucuses instead of immediately decamping to New Hampshire, as is customary.
Carson criticized that move, characterizing the gossip as "dirty tricks" that had cost him the caucus.
Cruz's camp called the information-spreading "fair game," but conceded that they should have updated people once Carson's camp clarified that he was staying in the race and going back to Florida simply to grab a change of clothes.
Cruz would immediately come out and somewhat apologize to Carson.
Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated the grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story. That’s fair game.
What the team should have done is send around the follow-up statement from the Carson campaign clarifying that he was indeed staying in the race when that came out.
That was a mistake from our end, and for that I apologize to Dr. Carson.