Skip to comments.In Ted Cruz, a candidate as good as it gets (June 15, 2011)
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 years 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 Cruzs most conservative potential rival for the nomination decided to seek a House seat instead.
For conservatives seeking reinforcements for Washingtons 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, Cruzs senior thesis at Princeton his thesis adviser was professor Robert George, one of contemporary conservatisms intellectual pinups was on the Constitutions 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.
Utahs freshman Sen. Mike Lee, who clerked for Justice Sam Alito, has endorsed Cruz. The national chairman of Cruzs 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, Cruzs father fought with rebels (including Fidel Castro) against Cubas 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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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.
Did you notice in the comments following the article that Cruz’ birth certificate is questioned?