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Ted Cruz for President?
The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2014 | Molly Ball

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, Texas—After 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 crowd—about 300 conservative activists attending this weekend's RedState Gathering—erupted 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....

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; conservatism; cruz; cruz2016; gop; republicans; teaparty; tedcruz; texas
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1 posted on 08/09/2014 3:41:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Definitely want Cruz as the guy


2 posted on 08/09/2014 3:42:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, God.


3 posted on 08/09/2014 3:43:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Ted Cruz!


4 posted on 08/09/2014 3:45:31 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz/Ben Carlson

Nothing else!


5 posted on 08/09/2014 3:50:02 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz serves the U.S best as a Senator. He ought to stay there for a while until he ‘ages’ a bit.


6 posted on 08/09/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (I don't have a soul, I'm a soul that has a body. -- Unknown)
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To: GeronL

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


7 posted on 08/09/2014 3:55:28 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

Guam? Man, I sure hope it doesn’t tip over.

/sarcasm


8 posted on 08/09/2014 3:56:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Usagi_yo

He’ll serve better as President. The Senate won’t age him, it will corrupt him.


9 posted on 08/09/2014 3:59:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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!!!


10 posted on 08/09/2014 4:02:59 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Id vote for Ted!!!


11 posted on 08/09/2014 4:04:30 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


12 posted on 08/09/2014 4:06:03 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (I don't have a soul, I'm a soul that has a body. -- Unknown)
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To: Fai Mao

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,


13 posted on 08/09/2014 4:08:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Usagi_yo

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.


14 posted on 08/09/2014 4:11:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Usagi_yo

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.


15 posted on 08/09/2014 4:16:26 PM PDT by csivils
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To: Usagi_yo
He won’t win. He’s no Ronald Reagan

We are not going to get another Ronald Reagan. He IS however, a true conservative who brings lots of skill and ability to the table. I take it that since you want an executive, the Scott Walker or Mike Pence would be a better choice for you, correct?
16 posted on 08/09/2014 4:18:29 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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


17 posted on 08/09/2014 4:24:33 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (I don't have a soul, I'm a soul that has a body. -- Unknown)
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


18 posted on 08/09/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (I don't have a soul, I'm a soul that has a body. -- Unknown)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


19 posted on 08/09/2014 4:30:35 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

The crowds adored Ronald Reagan, too.


20 posted on 08/09/2014 4:31:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Usagi_yo; South40; BillyBoy

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 !


21 posted on 08/09/2014 4:33:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: laweeks

I’d go for Gowdy. But Cruz/Carson would be a good match.


22 posted on 08/09/2014 4:35:16 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Go Ted go! Take America back!


23 posted on 08/09/2014 4:35:42 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YES!!


24 posted on 08/09/2014 4:36:31 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Usagi_yo; Dr. Sivana
He's not only the most powerful freshman Senator in memory, but the de facto Speaker of the House, leader of the Tea Party, deputy chair of the Republican senatorial campaign committee, thorn in the side to the media and academia, expert in the judiciary and one of the main opponents to the Obama administration and you want him to pull a Bob Dole?! Seriously?!
25 posted on 08/09/2014 4:37:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: GeronL
Definitely want Cruz as the guy

Mega dittos.

26 posted on 08/09/2014 4:44:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And thus we’re back to my original assertion that he serves best in the Senate.


27 posted on 08/09/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (I don't have a soul, I'm a soul that has a body. -- Unknown)
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To: Usagi_yo
Cruz serves the U.S best as a Senator. He ought to stay there for a while until he ‘ages’ a bit.

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)

28 posted on 08/09/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Perry won the general election in 2010

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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.


29 posted on 08/09/2014 4:50:31 PM PDT by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As it stands right now, he might be the one.

We just have to keep Romney, Bush, and Rove outside the building!


30 posted on 08/09/2014 5:35:39 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ted Cruz ran for the Senate primary in Texas about the time I started spending winters here. He ran a shoestring budget by buying ads on the local radio stations. EVERYTHING he said in the ads, I agreed with. Obviously, most of the other Texans agreed, too, and he beat out the Republican establishment and became the state's "junior" senator. The junior is in quotes, because the other senator has fallen into the beltway cocoon, and doesn't always do what a lot of Texans think is right.

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.

31 posted on 08/09/2014 5:36:01 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: righttackle44; laweeks

Carson and Gowdy are both pro-amnesty, and amnesty would squelch any chance of conservatism for the country.


32 posted on 08/09/2014 5:44:05 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
33 posted on 08/09/2014 5:50:57 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Usagi_yo

The Texas gubernatorial election is this November. Perry is not running. Abbott is the GOP nominee.


34 posted on 08/09/2014 5:59:59 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: Usagi_yo
Cruz serves the U.S best as a Senator. He ought to stay there for a while until he ‘ages’ a bit.

We don't have time to wait for him to age.

35 posted on 08/09/2014 6:03:56 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Usagi_yo

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!


36 posted on 08/09/2014 6:46:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz/West...Cruz/Palin


37 posted on 08/09/2014 7:01:20 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the hell is the HARD right? Those who believe in a free people, as unencumbered as possible by big government? Bob


38 posted on 08/09/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT by alstewartfan (He's only come to bring another perfect dream! Al Stewart)
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To: Usagi_yo

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


39 posted on 08/09/2014 7:05:35 PM PDT by alstewartfan (He's only come to bring another perfect dream! Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


40 posted on 08/09/2014 7:06:51 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: alstewartfan

Where did you get this sticker??!! I want one.


41 posted on 08/09/2014 7:07:46 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: Usagi_yo

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?”


42 posted on 08/09/2014 7:09:26 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: maine-iac7

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.


43 posted on 08/09/2014 7:13:02 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: Usagi_yo

44 posted on 08/09/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: mtrott

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.


45 posted on 08/09/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure.

Conservatives want Cruz. Liberals want Perry. There is a good reason for that.

46 posted on 08/09/2014 8:19:09 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: South40

I thought the left prefers Willard, the proven ringer, or the aspiring ringer, the Tub of Guts from New Jersey, Crispy Crème.


47 posted on 08/09/2014 8:28:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


48 posted on 08/09/2014 8:48:16 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: South40

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).


49 posted on 08/09/2014 8:56:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Usagi_yo

I happen to agree.


50 posted on 08/09/2014 9:02:22 PM PDT by Ron H. (Are you ready for His return! Are you prepared?)
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