Sen. Ted Cruz ’s grand plan to take the White House was to unite American conservatives by rebuilding the old Ronald Reagan coalition that swept him to power in 1980 which is admirable. However, his third-place finish behind Trump and Rubio undermines his designs.
A whopping 72 percent of Republican voters in South Carolina said they were either evangelical or born-again Christian. This state among all others was tailor-made for Cruz and is sadly didn’t end that way.
Among evangelical Republican voters, Trump won 33 percent, Cruz 27 percent and Rubio 22 percent. Cruz received the most voters who describe themselves as “very conservative” but it wasn’t enough.
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