Input box IF statements

Hello again!
Im having a problem running an if statement for finding out if what the user has typed into the input box matches what the cheat code actually is.
Im adding a cheat to my game, so the user needs to type it into the input box, press send, and hope it works. The input box is also inside of a move clip.

Heres the code on the send button…


on(release){
 if(_root.cheats.text == "speedster"){
  trace ("speedster");
 }else if(_root.cheats.text == "thechosenone"){
  trace ("thechosenone");
 }else if(_root.cheats.text == "multiplier"){
  trace ("multiplier");
 }else{
  trace ("**** didn't work");
 }
}

basically what happens is if I copy, lets say speedster, and then paste it into the input box and press send it will come up with “**** didnt work” every time
I think its pretty simple to fix, but I cant figure out how.
Thanks! =)