Friday on “CNN Tonight,” former Sen. Bob Smith (R-NH), a surrogate for Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), explained how he sees Republicans unifying around a Cruz candidacy for the upcoming New Hampshire primary.
Smith told host Don Lemon that despite the polls suggesting Cruz does not have a lot of “room to grow,” factions within the conservative movement in New Hampshire will consolidate in favor of Cruz as they did for Ronald Reagan in his presidential bid.
“We don’t know any of that,” Smith said. “That’s just polling stuff. Some people haven’t even made up their minds yet. I mean, come on. I mean, the conservatives in this state are going to unite. What we’ve been saying out there, Don, is if you voted for all or even one of these people: Ronald Reagan, Ron Paul, Bob Smith, Gordon Humphrey, Mel Thompson, you’re going to like Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz is that kind of conservative. And, finally, Ronald Reagan changed not only America, he changed the world when New Hampshire voters said, ‘You know what, we don’t believe the polls, we want a conservative.’ And Ronald Reagan won here and changed the world.”
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