The failed presidential campaign of Ted Cruz is like the fight to end slavery, says Heidi Cruz

On a conference call with the Ted Cruz campaign's National Prayer Team, the presidential candidate's wife Heidi Cruz said the fight to get her unelectable husband elected is pretty much exactly like the long and difficult battle to abolish slavery. This makes perfect sense in Ted Cruz World. And that's why he's unfit to govern anything but Ted Cruz World, and not America.

On the Tuesday phone call with the Cruz campaign supporters, Heidi Cruz said that it took "a lot longer than four years" for the struggle to end slavery in the United States to succeed. She portrayed Ted Cruz's presidential campaign (which ended a week ago but who knows might be back on again he now says) as a single step in a broader journey, which is exactly like the process that led to Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation and ending the legality of slavery in 1862.

"I don't want you to feel like any of this was in vain," Heidi Cruz said on the call. "I believe in the power of prayer. This doesn't always happen on the timing of man, and God does not work in four-year segments."

"Be full of faith and so full of joy that this team was chosen to fight a long battle," she continued. "Think that slavery — it took 25 years to defeat slavery. That is a lot longer than four years."

From the Texas Tribune, which first reported this story:

Heidi Cruz was joined later on the call by her husband, who reiterated his disappointment with the outcome of the race but encouraged supporters to stay involved. The dial-in information for the call was publicly shared by Cruz supporters.