Texas GOP nominee Ted Cruz
, speaking at the Values Voters Summit, also weighed in on the recent attacks. The Dallas Morning News
Ted Cruz, the tea-party-approved nominee for Senate, echoed Mitt Romney's critique of Obama-era policy in the Middle East on Friday, telling a conservative gathering that the president has weakened the U.S. and all but abandoned its biggest ally in the region.
"There are radicals throughout the world -- Islamic terrorists that would murder each and every one of us. And it says something that we have a president of the United States that is utterly unable to utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorist,'" Cruz, the GOP nominee to succeed Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, told several thousand activists at the annual Values Voters Summit.
"If memory serves, it wasn't a random collection of Boy Scouts on those airplanes" on Sept. 11, 2001, he added.
Cruz is certainly on solid ground aligning himself with Romney in deep red Texas. And Mack has consistently cozied up to Romney, campaigning with him during the primaries and has repeatedly said a variation of, "If Mitt Romney wins, I win." However, that doesn't necessarily look like the case: A poll released last week
showed both Romney and Mack losing in Florida, but Mack lagging by a much bigger margin than the GOP presidential nominee.