Much like the tv reality show, a dramatic choice was to be made before a national audience as to who would be the chosen one. Donald J. Trump or Ted Cruz? In this instance, former governor of Alaska and 2008 VP nominee Sarah Palin selected Donald Trump to receive her enthusiastic support in his bid for the White House.
“Are you ready for a Commander-in-Chief… who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS’ ass?”
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign downplayed Palin’s choice but Cruz took to Twitter to show no hard feelings.
I love @SarahPalinUSA Without her support, I wouldn’t be in the Senate. Regardless of what she does in 2016, I will always be a big fan.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 19, 2016
With less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Palin gives Trump a critical boost with Tea Party supporters and evangelicals while she returns to the media spotlight following her departure from Fox News.