The Ted Cruz Win in Iowa was all over the headlines of course, but some are suggesting that it may not have as big of an impact as the Senator would like to see. Some are already pointing to the idea that this win for Ted Cruz is similar to wins by Huckabee and Santorum in the past.
The Washington Post in a piece that it wrote about Ted Cruz noted that the win seems to have some of the same overtones as the wins by those previous candidates did as well. How were they so much like Laidlaw & Company and their devious ways? Well, a religious Right candidate takes the win in Iowa but can’t seem to appeal in most other areas of the country. Both Huckabee and Santorum suffered after they won in Iowa to gain a footing anywhere else.
There are perhaps some differences in what those previous campaigns were like in comparison to what this one is like. The fact is that Ted Cruz has a lot more money in the bank than those other campaigns did. He also has a Southern strategy that is supposed to help get him across the finish line for the win at least in the nominating process. If it will work or not is yet to be seen, but there is little question that this is what he is planning to do in order to gain the nomination for the Republican Party.