No question that Levin and others helped him, but Ted Cruz credits Palin’s support for his becoming a Senator.
And the 2010 Conservative victory as well but what is Sarah Palin doing and saying about her position in the Tea Party while Donald Trump has spent nearly a year now claiming to be the Tea Party's chosen leader? That question is basically the whole issue we're talking about.
In 2012 and now when the average American think of the Tea Party they think of Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump. I'm not saying that's a good or bad thing but it's reality. Mitt Romney was not a Tea Party favorite.
You cant down a man for jumping for an open opportunity. The very fact that the opportunity was actually open for someone to take already shows a lack of leadership.
I supported Ronald Reagan but I never thought that because of my support that automatically made me entitled to be the leader of the conservative movement.