Ted Cruz and Ben Carson are at a town hall together, and decide to have a secret meeting in a closet.
Because in this whacko-bird primary, why not?
According to reports, it didn't go well.
A Republican operative told The Daily Beast that the Cruz campaign wanted to have the conversation on “neutral ground” so they would not allow for it to take place in Carson’s green room, which was right next to Cruz’s.
Reporters were allegedly already calling the Carson campaign as the meeting was going on, with the two full-grown men in a closet that allegedly had no chairs, which indicates that someone leaked details in advance of The Daily Beast being informed about the meeting.
Secret Service members were guarding the door and simply said to a Republican operative in the hallway: “Yeah they’re in that closet.”'
It is unclear if there were lights inside of it.
Apparently it doesn't matter whether there were or were not lights, because it was an empty attempt to resolve an unresolvable conflict. I gather Cruz was trying to duck responsibility for the Iowa dirty tricks, or make an alliance or something.
The meeting, called by Ted Cruz in an attempt to mend fences with Ben Carson ahead of the South Carolina primary, was held on Thursday night before the Conservative Review convention. The two huddled in the unusual venue for nearly 20-25 minutes, as Carson’s Secret Service detail, stood outside, according to a Republican operative who witnessed the strange scene.
Carson, whose campaign has spent the weeks after Iowa blasting him for lying to voters in the Hawkeye State, agreed to meet Cruz for five minutes, according to a source close to Carson’s campaign, in order to try to put to bed the issue of his dirty campaign tricks in Iowa during which Cruz’s campaign told caucus-goers that Carson had dropped out of the race.
Come on out of the closet, guys.
UPDATE: The Republican-Gay-Interracial Cruz/Carson (Can we please call it BenTed?) Fan Fic is out there:
Someone sent me 7 pages of fanfiction about Ben Carson and Ted Cruz’s closet time pic.twitter.com/3gEqsoCUaV↓ Story continues below ↓
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 20, 2016
UPDATE 2: @TylerHicks has claimed responsibility.