Tonight I attended the best candidate event I've ever attended in Iowa, and the candidate wasn't even the main event,
The Holy Spirit was.
We're hearing a lot from candidates these days about the need for revival, but Ted Cruz is the first candidate I've ever seen put on an event trying to ignite one. Tonight's rally for religious liberty was moving, challenging, convicting, and entertaining. Tears were shed for those persecuted for their faith, but there was also joy at the end as the Newsboys brought the house down to close it out. Reminding us at the end that God's not dead.
Mere campaigns aren't capable of this kind of event -- only movements.
The Cruz team, including state director Bryan English, should be very proud of this effort. But humbled as well, because they clearly have something more than a presidential campaign on their hands now. They have a mission.
Tonight's spectacle confirmed we made the right decision to support Cruz and do so early. There's never been an event like this for a candidate in Iowa, and it seriously ups the ante on the other campaigns.
The price of poker just went up. Cruz 2016 ain't playing.