Senator Rafi Cruz is getting some big praise in the Hawkeye State today. Bob Vander Plaats of the Iowa Family Leader told reporters that if the caucuses were held today Cruz would win big. Vander Plaats is no light weight in Iowa GOP politics. In 2008 he backed Mike Huckabee and supported Rick Santorum last year.
What do those candidates have in common? Oh yeah, they WON the caucuses. Both were alsooutspent and not the favorites of D.C. based Republican leaders. How did they do it? With the support of Christian Conservative voters. The kind of people Vander Plaats knows like the back of his hand.
Does this mean Cruz will get his endorsement? Not necessarily but that is something to keep an eye on.
The praise from Vander Plaats is worth thinking about when you hear some say that Cruz has no chance of winning the nomination.