A Texas-based conservative political pundit believes it was the in-your-face comments by Ted Cruz during last week's GOP presidential debate that led the way to the RNC canceling a future debate on NBC.
During that debate moderated by CNBC, the Texas senator made it clear to everyone watching that he wasn't happy with the line of questioning coming from the panel.
"Nobody watching at home believes that any of the moderators has any intention of voting in a Republican primary," Cruz stated. "The questions that are being asked shouldn't be trying to get people to tear into each other. It should be, What are your substantive solutions to people who are hurting?"
Cathie Adams, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, liked what she heard from Senator Cruz.
"I think it's wonderful that [he] led the way to identify and articulate exactly what was wrong with that debate," says Adams, who now serves as president of Texas Eagle Forum.
"I think that there is no reason whatsoever that conservatives should succumb to the ideals of Marxism and socialism in order to compromise at some level in order to win an election," she continues. "I think that is the Karl Rove-kind of politics and I do not buy it."
And the American people don't buy it either, she adds.
Several of the other candidates on the stage with Cruz also expressed their disdain for the questioning. In the days the followed, meetings with the Republican National Committee led to a decision to cancel a debate early next year slated for NBC. Reportedly, more potential changes are being discussed.