My expectations for the Rafael Cruz story have been vastly exceeded. I think it's fair to say that the scandal has gone viral.
If you do a search now, even just for Rafael Cruz, never mind including Oswald and JFK, it pulls it up first page.
So, a story that began as a single blog by one person, Wayne Madsen, has gone viral. Of course, the coverage by the National Enquirer didn't hurt. I haven't heard any reports that Rafael Cruz is threatening to sue them either. And even if he made the threat, I doubt that he would go through it. Because if he did, he would have to talk about it all in detail and deny that there is any truth to it- in court and under oath. I don't think he can do that.
Is it affecting Ted Cruz' campaign? It has to be. He's been playing his father like the Ace of Spades. It was a big mistake for him to make his father such a big, central element in his campaign. It was like his father was his running mate. You reap what you sow.
What I don't know is if the story has been covered by network and cable news stations. Did they report it on Fox News, NBC, etc.?
Here's the link to the National Enquirer story. They claim that "top DC insiders" told them that it was indeed Cruz on the sidewalk with Oswald.
Again, they have learned from past, costly mistakes, and I don't think they would have published this if they thought it was going to cost them multi-millions in damages. And let's be crystal about something: the issue is not just whether it is him in the photo with Oswald: it is whether he was involved in the whole situation of framing Oswald in New Orleans in the summer of 1963- whether or not it's him in the picture. AND HE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT ANY OF IT. I can guarantee you that.
Donald Trump is right in saying that Ted Cruz is NOT going to win the Republican nomination. And he said that before this story went viral. It's hurt him (Cruz), but he was a dead duck anyway. So, to me, the real significance of the story goes beyond Cruz; it goes to the CIA. The real damage that the story does is to expose that Oswald was set up in New Orleans, and not by Cruz alone, who was only one small cog in the wheel, but by a CIA operation that was setting Oswald up to be the patsy in Dallas.
It's the damage that the story is doing to the official story of the JFK assassination that is most concerning to the powers-that-be. You can be sure of that.