First, let's hear from the GOP establishment hack and failed consultant Nick Ryan, quoted at CNN:
"Ted Cruz has been parading around Iowa trying to hoodwink conservatives, and these ads showcase that he's willing to say anything to get elected," said Nick Ryan, the Iowa strategist behind much of the advertising. "Fact is, he's wrong on the issues and values that Iowa conservatives really care about."
Cruz has looked to characterize recent attacks like these in Iowa and elsewhere as a validation of his campaign's strength, taking the most pride in the daily hits from Rubio's campaign...
...at the beginning of December, the pro-ethanol America's Renewable Future unveiled a three-week, six-figure campaign meant to show Cruz, an opponent of the state's ethanol interests, as too cozy with the oil lobby. And this week, Ryan's two groups, Pursuing America's Greatness, the principal super PAC backing Huckabee, and the Iowa Progress Project launched their anti-Cruz salvos. Ryan said the groups would spend around $100,000 and $200,000 respectively through next week. A nonprofit backing Rubio also began this week to litter Iowa Republicans with anti-Cruz mailers.
So Ryan is running a super PAC supporting Mike "Huckaphony" Huckabee? That's freaking awesome.
Mark Levin slides the final knife in:
Mike Huckabee hack, Nick Ryan, is running an Iowa PAC that's spending a fortune smearing Ted Cruz; Ryan started out as a staffer to former RINO congressman Jim Nussle. Can't these losers ever run on their records or positions? I guess the question provides the answer. Beware, Iowa!
So Nick Ryan, another cookie-cutter establishment consultant -- a tool of the Beltway elites -- seeks to tar the only Constitutional conservative running. Working out well for ya, Nick?
In short, Ryan's a failure, his PACs are failures, his candidates are failures and his consultancy is a failure. With any luck, we'll see him soon on Fox using a whiteboard like his mentor, a major league political Hindenburg disaster, who has burned through hundreds of millions of dollars with nothing to show for it save a name that's now a laughingstock.
Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.