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Rick Santorum urges caution on Donald Trump, but defends him in interview

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Donald Trump and apologize-to-the-millions-of-new-yorkers-who-have-been-let-down-by-liberal-politicians/" target="_blank">Ted Cruz escalated their rhetorical battle Saturday, going after each other over loans, citizenship, polls and "New York values" a little more than two weeks before the Republican nomination process opens with the Iowa caucuses.

Michael Plesac, an engineer from Brookline, New Hampshire, said he liked Cruz, but he was still considering three or four other Republicans, including Florida Sen. Reporter: But on "This week", Nobody likes him.

Aboard his campaign bus Monday evening, Cruz told NPR that voters want "someone they can trust - not someone who, on any given day, they don't know what he's likely to do". He's got an edge that's not good.

This doesn't determine who will end up winning these primaries, but it does say who the people are more interested in and the polls indicate, especially among millennials, all this attention may not be a bad thing.

Businessman Donald Trump has a 14-point lead over No. 2 Sen.

Cruz had taken his shot against Tump's "New York values" during last week's debate and missed, incurring successful return fire in the form of a reference by Trump to New Yorkers' heroism on September 11, 2001. Ted Cruz. Trump used the last debate to go after Cruz and question whether he can legally serve as president because he was born in Canada. Cruz understands that. He therefore understands their attraction to the overblown rhetoric of Trump and is delivering the same message, but seems to do so with sanity and experience and seeming restraint. In that 1999 spot, Mr. Trump ascribed his pro-choice views and support for gays serving in the military, in part, to having lived all his life in NY. So, my views are a little different than if I lived in Iowa, perhaps. Tom, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump are head a neck and neck in Iowa. That he's the one protecting the people from the banks when he's actual labor roeing money and personally guaranteeing it and not disclosing it, which is illegal.

Trump and Cruz are atop the field in Iowa, where voters caucus February 1.

On "Meet the Press", Establishment candidate Marco Rubio echoed Trump.

But Cruz did not whack Trump to crowds at his first two events in the Granite State, and when asked by Kuhner why he remains somewhat circumspect about hitting him explicitly, Cruz did not bite.

Cruz supporter Carolyn Church of SC said she wasn't among those booing Trump.

But he also rapped Cruz for appearing to change positions for campaign purposes.

However, I am commenting as an American citizen on what is one of the most interesting presidential elections in living history.

Also in 2009, Trump praised Obama's stimulus proposal on Fox News, via BuzzFeed News, adding, "I thought [Obama] did a terrific job".

"I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by liberal politicians in the state", he said.

"If someone tells you they're tea party, you can't be tea party and at the same time have supported TARP", Cruz said, using an acronym for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, a controversial Wall Street bailout program.

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