Let’s do some honest reporting here!
This is the Cruz campaign, not Sen. Ted Cruz . I had to put that out there because many people who support Cruz will say Cruz had nothing to do with this. We also have to tell you these “deputy delegates” are not the actual “RNC delegates” who plan on attending the convention in Cleveland scheduled for July 2015.
But the murky waters of using that language will have those who are getting these emails thinking they will be a delegate for the Cruz campaign for the convention and that’s where I have a problem. No doubt, this comes from a think tank and well within the rules of campaigning. It’s been done before so these are the umbrellas voters will use to excuse the practice but is it wrong?
From World Net Daily:
“I need your help with something,” the Texas senator said in a fundraiser email sent to supporters Tuesday. “The cutoff to become an official Deputy Delegate is in just 24 hours, and I still need 4 more Deputy delegates in zip [redacted].”
The message asks the recipient to pledge $35 to “become the top Deputy Delegate.”
“You and I both have a lot riding on this election – the future of our country is at stake,” the email states. “I know not everyone can come to Cleveland – but you can still become an official Deputy Delegate for my campaign. Please don’t sit this one out!”
The message takes supporters to Cruz’s campaign donation page, which allows donations of $25 to $5,400 and promises to send the following “Deputy Delegate card” to Cruz contributors.
What would you think if you got this email? Would you think you were going to be a delegate if you paid the monies to the campaign? Share your opinions and thoughts (below) and let us know what you think.