For those who took Ted Cruz’s dad at his word that the Texas Senator was God’s Chosen One to lead America, and were distraught when he threw in the towel — a towel he might pick up, as he told Glenn Beck — Heidi Cruz had some reassuring words for you on Tuesday.
Speaking to the Cruz campaign’s National Prayer Team — yes, there’s such a thing — Mrs. Chosen One let the disappointed supporters know that the Lord’s vision and good works sometimes take longer than some would hope. According to the Texas Tribune, Heidi directly compared Cruz’s White House wish to abolitionists defeating slavery during a conference call:
“I don’t want you to feel like any of this was in vain,” Heidi Cruz said. “I believe in the power of prayer. This doesn’t always happen on the timing of man, and God does not work in four-year segments.”
“Be full of faith and so full of joy that this team was chosen to fight a long battle,” she continued. “Think that slavery — it took 25 years to defeat slavery. That is a lot longer than four years.”
She also reassured those on the call, with the help of her husband, that this will not be the last attempt at the presidency:
“I want to assure all of you that this was not a race we gave up,” Heidi Cruz said. “This was a race that no longer had a viable path to victory, and it would’ve been very demoralizing for you all and the troops to go through nine states of losses. We left on a high note. We left when there was no possible way that we were going to win.”
More than once, Heidi Cruz’s called her husband’s campaign “just the beginning.”
“We have changed the Republican Party,” she said. “This is no longer about the establishment and the old way of doing things versus the Constitution. This party is now being deceived, but the old battles are behind us, the new ones are before us.”
“It was our first national race, but we have changed the Republican Party by Ted being in the Senate and Ted running this race,” she said.
I have to wonder where she came up with 25 years to stop slavery. That seems like a very odd and very specific number. Also, just about every historian would say that is dead wrong. If just strictly taking about slavery in the United States, the abolitionism movement predates the Republic and the states north of Maryland enacted abolition laws by 1804. Considering the Civil War was all about the fight to end slavery, one only wonders where she got her 25 -year figure from.
But, that’s besides the point. She compared her husband’s pipe dream of being the Commander-In-Chief to the efforts to free the slaves. Which is, of course, fully expected from the Cruz clan.