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Who would you like to see as Ted Cruz' running mate in 2016?
one man's opinion...

Posted on 06/03/2014 11:28:17 AM PDT by ken5050

OK, it's primary day...we're all nervously awaiting the results of several key races..so until the polls close, I thought we could kill a little time thinking ahead..while we digest Marco Rubio's announcement that he's thinking about running..


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Ted Cruz is probably the choice of 99.9% of Freepers..except for those few who fret about the Canadian thing.. (and BTW..if you keep it up, JimRob's gonna ban you).

So, who would you like to see as his running mate???

Many here would like to see Palin, but it's highly unlikely that she'd run again for the #2 spot.

There are several good choices...Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Nicki Haley,just to name a few...Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Jim DeMint have also been mentioned.

Lately, I've been thinking more and more about Alan West. I think he'd be superb...

And it would be a great campaign slogan....a contemporary riff on Horace Greeley's vision of American greatness.."Go west, young man!"

We could call it "CRUZ WEST, America!!"

So, what's your ideal ticket????

1 posted on 06/03/2014 11:28:17 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

Dr. Ben


2 posted on 06/03/2014 11:30:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ken5050
Anyone that is pro-life, pro-2nd amendment, against amnesty, against socialized medicine, and for a smaller government.

/johnny

3 posted on 06/03/2014 11:30:28 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ken5050

Ted, I’m available.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 11:31:04 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ken5050

Susana Martinez, gov of NM


5 posted on 06/03/2014 11:31:14 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: ken5050

Double dose of Ted. Ted Nugent


6 posted on 06/03/2014 11:31:17 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: ken5050

My choice would be West, as well.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 11:31:27 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Mia Love


8 posted on 06/03/2014 11:31:41 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: ken5050

James Yeager.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 11:33:15 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ken5050
Cruz - Wes 2016

Cruz - Martinez

10 posted on 06/03/2014 11:33:27 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson


11 posted on 06/03/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: demshateGod

Allen West


12 posted on 06/03/2014 11:33:46 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: ken5050
Mike Lee has proven to be a strong Conservative.

I like to see Cruz appoint Sarah Palin Sec. of State!

...then watch the Democrat "War On Women".

13 posted on 06/03/2014 11:33:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ken5050

West would be a good choice. Florida has morphed into a swing state so Cruz needs somebody from a swing state. Walker would be good or somebody from OH.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 11:34:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: combat_boots

It certainly seems like a million years.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 11:34:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Kartographer; Jim Robinson

Jim, I withdraw. My vote is for you!


16 posted on 06/03/2014 11:35:33 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ken5050

Dr. Ben Carson


17 posted on 06/03/2014 11:35:48 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ken5050

Carson or West would be a good bet given the recent change in the political atmosphere but Zi would sure like to see Trey Goudy take Holder’s position then prosecute him and take away his Obamacare exempt status.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 11:36:08 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ken5050

Senator Chris McDaniel (R., Miss.)


19 posted on 06/03/2014 11:36:35 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: ken5050

Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin. Doesn’t matter what order.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: TexasCajun

I see Mike Lee as a future Senate Majority Leader..if we run the table..or come close..this November..and if Mitch loses..I think we see a challenge to Cornyn...I actually read somewhere that Lamar is thinking “what if” if Mitch goes down the tube..can you just imagine that???


21 posted on 06/03/2014 11:36:48 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

We can’t waste another minute America!


22 posted on 06/03/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: G Larry

Ben Carson or Allen West


23 posted on 06/03/2014 11:37:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ken5050

Palin. I want to see liberals with aneurysms over which to go after hardest. They are two of perhaps 5 I remotely ‘trust’ to do something good.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 11:37:44 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ken5050

Jeff Sessions. We need someone over 50 years old with a long record of being on top of domestic and foreign issues as they’ve evolved.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 11:38:01 AM PDT by grania
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To: Norm Lenhart

That is funny! Can you see Sarah causing a record number of whack left liberal heart attacks again?


26 posted on 06/03/2014 11:39:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hey, She lays with the boys and not in a bad way.


27 posted on 06/03/2014 11:42:05 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Agreed. Palin-Cruz is one of the best imaginable combinations.


28 posted on 06/03/2014 11:43:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

While my primary belief it that they would attempt to fix what’s broke, I would take supreme pleasure in watching them self destruct in blind rage, growing ever more shrill and fatalistic. Valium and Xanax would lead to Thorazine and ultimately mental breakdown when their cries were ignored, their sacred cows slaughtered and their holy liberal sacraments defiled.

I, like MLK, have a dream.


29 posted on 06/03/2014 11:43:11 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ken5050

The VP is a political calculation and not much more than that. Needs to balance Cruz and not be a idealogical clone of Cruz. Needs to be someone that can help bring in electoral votes. Rubio (florida) is my first thought although Ohio might be better. No problem with Rubio as VP if he can bring in votes ... or someone else. Biggest vote getter for VP.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 11:43:18 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: ken5050

If Ted Cruz were the nominee, here is my wish list, in order, for VP selection:
Sarah Palin
Allen West
Ben Carson
Scott Walker
Bobby Jindal


31 posted on 06/03/2014 11:43:44 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Edit, Palin/Cruz would attempt to fix / MSM freakout.

Sorry. Typed too fast.


32 posted on 06/03/2014 11:44:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ken5050

CRUZ PRESIDENT
WEST VICE PRESIDENT Actually either one would be a good Prez
DR. CARTER Secretary of Health Education and Welfare

I would like the Secretary of Defense to report directly to Vice President West. In effect we would have a great Vice President doing an important job and also ready to step into the Presidents shoes if every necessary.

BOBBY JINDAL Secretary of the Veterans Administration

As much as I love and admire Sarah Palin I think she can do us more good on the outside of an Administration as inside. She is magnificent as she goes around the nation supporting good conservative and libertarian candidates. Her efforts has put many in office. Ted Cruz would not be Senator Cruz today without the help of Sarah Palin. She is tireless and relentless patriot and also a lovely woman. Tod Palin is a lucky man.


33 posted on 06/03/2014 11:45:14 AM PDT by cpdiii
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To: ken5050

Not Willard, Rubio, Christie...

No liberals thank-you-very-much

Let’s have a Conservative for the VP spot...

Could be Palin, West, Blackburn..


34 posted on 06/03/2014 11:45:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

bump


35 posted on 06/03/2014 11:46:20 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ken5050

However I would like to see TN’s Blackburn run for the US Senate...

why she hasn’t is anyone’s guess...


36 posted on 06/03/2014 11:46:43 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: combat_boots; Dr. Sivana
Mia Love

The "optics" would be great, but there would be another round of accusations of "lack of experience" (even though Palin had more executive experience than Obama).

I like the suggestion of Susana Martinez.

37 posted on 06/03/2014 11:47:39 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: ken5050

Frank Lorenzo. I want someone who has experience in shutting things down and laying people (i.e. government union workers) off.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 11:48:16 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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Save some time America ... Salute our Flag!


39 posted on 06/03/2014 11:48:54 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Hoodat

Liz Cheney


40 posted on 06/03/2014 11:49:10 AM PDT by aragona
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To: ken5050

41 posted on 06/03/2014 11:50:10 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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Assuming West isn’t considered for VP, I would like to see him made head of the VA. Can you imagine the weeping in that organization?


42 posted on 06/03/2014 11:50:29 AM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: jsanders2001

Good choice regarding Rep. Goudy. In a Cruz administration I’d like to see Dr. Carson as our Surgeon General, Sarah Palin as Secretary of the Interior, and John Boehner as the Head Waiter at the house cafeteria because it’s about time he actually serves people rather than serving himself.


43 posted on 06/03/2014 11:51:38 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: ken5050

President: Ted Cruz
V.P.: Alan West
Secretary of State: Ted Nugent


44 posted on 06/03/2014 11:52:11 AM PDT by webfooter
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To: KC Burke

SEC DEF.


45 posted on 06/03/2014 11:52:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ken5050

Scott Walker as VP


46 posted on 06/03/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT by Logical me
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Am not a gypsy ... Am an American! Are You?


47 posted on 06/03/2014 11:52:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Lord, I want to go Home! Don’t You?


48 posted on 06/03/2014 11:54:46 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cpdiii
DR. CARTER Secretary of Health Education and Welfare

It's Health and Human Services now (Department of Education is separate), but I agree with your point. Kathleen Sebelius is mangling the job of HHS Secretary, while Arne Duncan is failing in the Education position.

49 posted on 06/03/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: InterceptPoint

That’s a definite possibility...but if there’s even any hint of it until after the committee wraps up..the Dems will use it to smear the committee as a political hatchet job..


50 posted on 06/03/2014 11:55:12 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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