Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently belittled the significance of a political endorsement from former President Donald Trump for candidates in various GOP election primaries. Link: https://www.mediaite.com/opinion/ted-cruz-of-all-people-mocks-republicans-who-suck-up-to-trump/
Cruz forgets that for some GOP primary election candidates, Trump’s endorsement matters:
The operating assumption among Republican candidates is that if you get an endorsement from former President Donald Trump, you’re golden.
After all, Trump is, without question, the most popular politician among Republicans – and history has shown that he has an ability to handpick his preferred candidates in down-ballot races.
Because of Trump’s win for President in 2016, the vote tally for his reelection bid in 2020, his popularity from his reality TV show on NBC, The Apprentice, his massive following on Twitter, and the mainstream media speculation that he will seek reelection as President in 2024, many GOP primary election contenders can successfully leverage his endorsement.
That is more so now that GOP right wing conservatives will be motivated to get out and vote for Trump endorsed candidates because the Supreme Court may overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, and because Elon Musk has pledged to remove the Twitter ban on Trump should Musk acquire Twitter.
Trump’s political endorsement is valuable. Link:https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2020/03/02/how-valuable-are-endorsements-in-politics-3-lessons-from-political-psychology/?sh=1ffb87c14e48