Skip to comments.Ted Cruz for President?
Posted on 08/09/2014 3:41:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure.
FORT WORTH, TexasAfter finishing his speech, Ted Cruz announced he would take questions from the audience. But instead of asking him anything, they just wanted to tell the Republican senator how great he was.
"When I look at you, I can imagine you would be just like one of the founding fathers of this country," one woman said from the microphone stand in the middle of the hotel ballroom.
"Honor to you, Ted Cruz," said the next. "We would like to see you in the White House in 2016!" The crowdabout 300 conservative activists attending this weekend's RedState Gatheringerupted in cheers.
At meetings like this one, both in his home state of Texas and across the country, Cruz is a bona-fide rock star. "It's like all the Beatles in one person," gushed the Texas gathering's emcee, Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of the widely read RedState, who introduced Cruz by hailing him as "the leader of the conservative movement in the United States."
Since joining the Senate last year, Cruz has managed to unite a divided Washington against him by infuriating Republicans and Democrats alike. He was blamed for last fall's government shutdown and last week resumed his inflammatory tactics, successfully urging House Republicans to reject proposed border legislation. The sharply conservative bill that passed the House in lieu of the original would rescind the temporary amnesty granted by President Obama to some young undocumented immigrants.
These antics have made Cruz a hero to the hard right, which thrills to his disruption of the GOP establishment. He has spawned a legion of imitators, such as John Ratcliffe, who became one of the few candidates to oust a Republican incumbent....
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Definitely want Cruz as the guy
Go Ted Cruz!
Ted Cruz/Ben Carlson
Cruz serves the U.S best as a Senator. He ought to stay there for a while until he ‘ages’ a bit.
I think Cruz is the next president unless there are enough fools who won’t vote based on the eligibility issue and that is foolish.
The demonrats have poisoned that issue. I think the founders intent was that the president should be an American who does not have an allegiance to another nation. That argument can be made about The Obamanation of Desolation but not about Ted Cruz.
I do agree the issue needs to be clarified in law
I’d like to see Senator Cruz as president. If I were him I rub the presses noses in it a bit and ask Sarah Palin to be my press secretary. Let all the Misogynist press corpse (Miss spelt on purpose)that have ridicule her have to deal with her at press conferences.
I can’t vote because I live on Guam but it doesn’t mean I don’t care
Guam? Man, I sure hope it doesn’t tip over.
He’ll serve better as President. The Senate won’t age him, it will corrupt him.
“Honor to you, Ted Cruz,” said the next. “We would like to see you in the White House in 2016!”
I can stand with that statement!!!
Go Ted Go, you got my vote!!!
Id vote for Ted!!!
He won’t win. He’s no Ronald Reagan (Newts the closest but too much ego).
He’s got no success record, no executive managerial style record and the best things about him are all platitudes. — AND WE ALREADY HAD/HAVE ONE OF THEM.
Let him run for Governor of Texas then.
I see on Facebook that Cruz is at the Iowa State Fair.
Not just for a speech and photo-op, he is actually enjoying the state fair all day. lol. he just got finished posting about the giant cow statue made of butter,
There won’t be an open TX Gubernatorial race until 2022 or 2026. His expertise is federal politics, and the Presidency is where he is needed, and where he is needed now.
You sound like the GOPe tradition of “it is not your turn yet”. If we keep running moderates, it has to work eventually right?
I support Cruz for president, vote for someone else if you want... Your analysis is way wrong.
Perry won the general election in 2010 so in 2017 there should be a new election for governor.
Texas governor has no term limitations — who cares about open primaries.
We know Perry is going to run for Pres, and frankly would be a better choice than Cruz at this point
This isn’t an argument over who I want to vote for, I’m just telling you the Political cemetery is packed with Senator-Presidential contenders.
If he wanted to be a serious Presidential contender he would resign his seat and spend the next 2 years building his political machine.
The crowd expressed its admiration for Cruz.... How does that differ from the fainting fools and groupies who admire Obama? Cruz is smarter, more capable, and better than Obama in every way. He might be what we need to clean up Obama’s horrible mess, and he can do it without a teleprompter, or the sycophant media worshiping him.
The crowds adored Ronald Reagan, too.
The candidate running this year is Greg Abbott. It is likely he will serve at least 8 years, hence no open election until 2022. It is likely he will be succeeded by the person who will be elected Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick, and so then there’s the next Governors up until January 2031.
Cruz is not going to go to Austin when his expertise is Washington.
As for Perry, aka La Raza Rick, he has never been a Conservative, merely an old Carter-Gore Democrat who switched parties when he realized he couldn’t get elected statewide as one. A Karl Rove recruit, a RINO, and a subpar Governor who served too many years too long. I wouldn’t vote for that two-bit phony for dogcatcher, let alone President.
GO CRUZ !
I’d go for Gowdy. But Cruz/Carson would be a good match.
Go Ted go! Take America back!
And thus we’re back to my original assertion that he serves best in the Senate.
Under normal circumstances, I'd agree with you, but this nation is in uncharted historical territory now. The times demand someone as bold, intelligent, and as fearless as Ted Cruz to lead us back from the brink.
(btw, I totally agree with your tagline)
Perry won the general election in 2010
Yes he did and prior to that he won the general election for governor in 2002 and 2006 after
having moved to the governorship in Dec. 2000 when GW Bush
resigned to become President.
As it stands right now, he might be the one.
We just have to keep Romney, Bush, and Rove outside the building!
I think his bid for president should follow what worked in his senate bid. Tell the voters what he thinks needs to be done, and the support will follow. His recently expressed optimism for the future follows the Reagan approach and will also sway the nation.
Carson and Gowdy are both pro-amnesty, and amnesty would squelch any chance of conservatism for the country.
The Texas gubernatorial election is this November. Perry is not running. Abbott is the GOP nominee.
We don't have time to wait for him to age.
To cope with the mess Obama has made, we don’t need some opportunistic hack like Perry who will at best be another Bush. We need a fighter. Ted Cruz/Allen West in ‘16!
What the hell is the HARD right? Those who believe in a free people, as unencumbered as possible by big government? Bob
Cruz would serve best as Chief Executive, period. He is unintimidated by the left, and toys with them like no other.
I’ve had his sticker for 2016 on my car for a year now. Bob
My litmus test is the “tingle test”(borrowed from Chris Matthews): I get a tingle running up my leg when Ted honors the great American heritage and defends our Constitution and rule of law! Also when he rejects liberal premises and uses their own lexicon to turn the arguments back on them.
Surely, I can’t be the only one who recognizes the truth and beauty of his arguments, and nobody else in the Republican party even comes close to being as able to articulate the benefits to individuals, and the country at large, of conservative principles as Cruz.
Where did you get this sticker??!! I want one.
We don’t have time for ‘aging’
we need someone who isn’t owned, isn’t cowed, isn’t “blackmailable’
The Republican party’s Achilles heel - “Whose TURN is it?”
Amen! Please, please, please, no more lame loser candidates such as McCain, Romney, Jeb, Rubio, or Ryan. We need a fricking debate champion, which Ted is, incidentally.
Ted Cruz knows what The United States should be and he can articulate it. I believe he can unite this country and expose the divide and conquer tactics of the uniparty and how it has harmed this ailing country.
Let the vetting begin. I like his “lack of experience” he is our Mr. Smith who has gone to Washington. All you Texans should be proud of electing him.
Conservatives want Cruz. Liberals want Perry. There is a good reason for that.
I thought the left prefers Willard, the proven ringer, or the aspiring ringer, the Tub of Guts from New Jersey, Crispy Crème.
I think lefties in Texas prefer La Raza Rick over Willard. I don’t get it. I reject liberals from every state, and that would not change were one to be my governor.
I’m wondering when they’ll start floating the name of my RINO Governor in TN, Bill Haslam. He’s like Willard lite, a rich Country Clubber. The Dems are so dead in this state (except for influencing our appallingly open GOP primaries and no runoffs) that he may get over 70%+ in November’s reelection (but not my vote).
I happen to agree.
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