Deace endorses Cruz for president

(Prezography photo)

(Prezography photo)


By Bob Eschliman


At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, the probability of nationally syndicated talk radio host Steve Deace endorsing Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was somewhere north of 99 percent. About 15 minutes later, the deal was done.

Steve Deace“[Cruz] is a man of courage and conviction, to be sure, but he isn’t our lone champion in such a vaunted field. Gov. Scott Walker should be applauded for his willingness to stand up to the mobocracy in Wisconsin. Mike Huckabee defended religious freedom and a free economy when he took up for Chick-fil-a at a time the fast-food giant was under siege by the Rainbow Jihad. Gov. Bobby Jindal beat the Obama Regime to bring school choice to Louisiana.

“I’d be proud to support these men should they become the eventual nominee, as well as several others I don’t have the space to mention. They have shown they want to do something for the country other than line the pockets of their K Street sugar daddies or follow Karl Rove’s nihilism.

“However, there are three things that set Ted Cruz apart from the rest which deem him worthy of an early endorsement.”

The first, he said from his West Des Moines studio, was Cruz’ record of calling out the Republican Establishment when it sold out conservatives or betrayed the American public’s trust. The second, Deace said, was Cruz’ electability — citing his $50 million in hard cash on hand and his projecting a “full-spectrum conservative” message.

The third was what he said is Cruz’ ability to lead the country, once elected. Deace had previously detailed a list of eight skills the next President of the United States needed to possess in order to “undo the damage Obamaism has done to the country.” He said Cruz was the only candidate who “checked off all eight boxes.”

Deace explained his decision in a column written for The Washington Times. CLICK HERE to read it in full.

In response to the endorsement, Cruz said:

“Steve Deace is unwavering in his commitment to conservative principles. He is a truth-teller, a courageous conservative, and a powerful voice for liberty. I am thrilled to have his support and look forward to him helping us reach millions of Americans.”