MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — A day after part-time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump repeated a vulgar insult aimed at Ted Cruz, a man outside a Cruz appearance this afternoon hurled a profanity at the Texas senator.
Cruz, making a stop at the Red Arrow Diner, was targeted with a scatological epithet by a man outside the restaurant.
Cruz was unfazed.
“You see how friendly the Bernie Sanders supporters are, where they yell and curse — almost like some of the candidates,” Cruz said.
At a rally Monday night, Trump was accusing Cruz of not being a staunch enough advocate of waterboarding when he said a woman in the audience used a crude female anatomical term to describe Cruz.
Trump repeated the term, adding, with mock indignation, that it was “terrible, terrible.”
BEDFORD, New Hampshire — Florida frenemies Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio visited the same polling place about half an hour apart this morning to make late appeals to Granite State voters for today’s first-in-the-nation primary.
Bush has invested significant time in New Hampshire and hopes his heavy schedule of town hall events will bring him a strong showing that revives a campaign that’s been languishing in single digits in the polls.
“I love it,” Bush said of New Hampshire’s retail style of politics. “In fact, we’re taking it on the road. We’ll be doing it in South Carolina.”
After his sixth place finish in last week’s Iowa caucuses, many of Bush’s own supporters have said he needs a breakout performance here to remain viable. Bush dismissed that notion.
“It’s not do or die,” he told reporters. “We have a real organization in South Carolina, the best organization in Nevada, a nationwide campaign. The punditry class loves to try to settle it all but voters will get to do this, starting today. I’m excited about it.”
Bush’s bus rolled out of the parking lot shortly before Rubio’s bus arrived.
“I feel great, we have great energy, there’s a lot of great support so were looking forward to the results tonight and moving on to South Carolina,” said Rubio on his way into the school.
The liberal super PAC American Bridge 21st Century sent a man in a cardboard robot costume to heckle Rubio after he repeated the same talking point about President Barack Obama four times during an exchange with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Saturday night’s GOP debate.
“Keep the talking points coming. Don’t let Chris Christie rattle you. Keep the talking points coming, Marco, you’re the best,” the activist said.
Another man in a robot suit of silvery fabric was on hand but denied being part of any group.
Polls suggest Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are in a clump of candidates, along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who are vying for second place behind part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trump.
One thing you can say for him: His supporters are devoted. And thanks to the photographers following Trump along the campaign trail, we’re able to get a look at how his fans have come up with unique ways to show their love.
Here are nine fans who are all-in for The Donald:
1) This cowboy
2) This excited woman who declared, “I am Hispanic and I vote for Mr. Trump!”
3. This woman who went cheek-to-cheek for a selfie
4. This man who went old-school with a Trump boardgame
5. This youngster whose stealth selfie game is on point
6. This woman who is overjoyed to have Trump meet her baby
7. This man who brought some soul to one Trump event
8. This young man who was overcome at a Trump rally
9. This woman who would stop at nothing to reach Trump