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In Ted Cruz, a candidate as good as it gets (June 15, 2011)
Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2011 | George F. Will

Posted on 05/21/2012 10:25:25 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

For a conservative Texan seeking national office, it could hardly get better than this: In a recent 48-hour span, Ted Cruz, a candidate for next year’s Republican Senate nomination for the seat being vacated by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, was endorsed by the Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks PAC, talk-radio host Mark Levin and Erick Erickson of RedState.com. And Cruz’s most conservative potential rival for the nomination decided to seek a House seat instead.

For conservatives seeking reinforcements for Washington’s too-limited number of limited-government constitutionalists, it can hardly get better than this: Before he earned a Harvard law degree magna cum laude (and helped found the Harvard Latino Law Review) and clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Cruz’s senior thesis at Princeton — his thesis adviser was professor Robert George, one of contemporary conservatism’s intellectual pinups — was on the Constitution’s Ninth and 10th amendments. Then as now, Cruz argued that these amendments, properly construed, would buttress the principle that powers not enumerated are not possessed by the federal government.

Utah’s freshman Sen. Mike Lee, who clerked for Justice Sam Alito, has endorsed Cruz. The national chairman of Cruz’s campaign is Ed Meese, the grand old man of Reagan administration alumni.

For anyone seeking elective office anywhere, this story is as good as it gets: At age 14, Cruz’s father fought with rebels (including Fidel Castro) against Cuba’s dictator, Fulgencio Batista. Captured and tortured, at 18 he escaped to America with $100 sewn in his underwear. He graduated from the University of Texas and met his wife — like him, a mathematician — with whom he founded a small business processing seismic data for the oil industry.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz
And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
 
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1 posted on 05/21/2012 10:25:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
I was proud to cast a vote for Ted Cruz in early voting this past weekend. He's a solid Constitutional Christian Conservative: pro-God, pro-gun, pro-life and pro-liberty.
2 posted on 05/21/2012 10:37:07 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Ditto. Great news for the future. From the article:

This cadre is arriving: Sens. Lee and Rubio were born seven days apart, and Cruz six months earlier.

The parties’ profiles are often drawn in the Senate. The Republican profile is becoming more Madisonian.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 11:22:09 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

Did you notice in the comments following the article that Cruz’ birth certificate is questioned?


4 posted on 05/21/2012 11:54:40 PM PDT by RitaOK (I WILL vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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