The Iowa Caucuses are behind us and Ted Cruz came out on top. Donald Trump did about as well as I thought he would. The big surprise was Marco Rubio, who very nearly caught Trump.
But yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, a star was born Jeff Roe, the quiet force behind Ted Cruz, knocked the ball out of the park for his boss. Superior organization always wins in Iowa and, despite predictions Trump might overcome that truism, he didn’t.
What Roe did is really remarkable. He spent Cruz’s money wisely, he built an organization with thousands of volunteers, he mined data to a micro level that defined every evangelical Republican in the state. Then, he drove that high-flying strategy to victory. Congratulations Jeff Roe. Your life just changed forever.