Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition yesterday in Tampa ahead of the Republican convention, the Texas GOP Senate hopeful said that Hurricane Isaac was a "blessing" and said Republicans could be thankful for it because it "kept Joe Biden away." Update Ted Cruz's campaign manager, John Drogin, sends over this comment on Cruz's joke: "I understand that the Democrats are very sensitive about jokes about Joe Biden, and for good reason. As Ted expressed the very same day, it is critical that everyone be fully prepared for any hurricane, and our prayers are with everyone in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac."
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