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1 posted on 11/30/2012 6:40:56 AM PST by LoneStarGI
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This is a great start, I don’t know who this guy is but he’s singing my song.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 6:44:54 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: LoneStarGI

” “We didn’t even make the argument.”

Correct.


3 posted on 11/30/2012 6:46:17 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: LoneStarGI
I have no problem supporting Cruz if he's the real deal.

But he'll have to prove it - having a hispanic surname isn't enough.

And I completely reject the charge the GOP takes a 'harsh tone' on immigration. That assertion is ridiculous.

4 posted on 11/30/2012 6:46:32 AM PST by skeeter
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“We didn’t even make the argument.”

Absolutely correct. And it's mostly because Romney and the leadership that pushed him really didn't believe those principles themselves, so therefore they could hardly be expected to argue them.

I hope people like Cruz can just shove the old guard aside and get out there with the message.

5 posted on 11/30/2012 6:51:32 AM PST by livius
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IBTB - Ted Cruz is the son of US Citizens, he is nbC.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 6:53:15 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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He’s got my attention. I’m listening.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 6:54:16 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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Boy, I like what he’s saying, but the lesson of history is that pols who’ve never even won statewide election don’t get elected President - or even into the finals (ref. Michele B.)

But he’s right on the money with this message and if he can be one of the voices who brings the message of conservatism to masses of people who won’t get it via their news source (i.e. MSM), aren’t going to listen to Rush for 3 hrs/day, etc - more power to him.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 7:01:27 AM PST by bigbob
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..I think Ted Cruz will find out that the GOP establishment has already found their Latino for 2016--Marco Rubio

Unless a candidate embraces the confession of faith that includes soft immigration language and policy, he or she will never be supported.

BUT if a conservative third party movement develops in this cycle there are a number of possibilities...

13 posted on 11/30/2012 7:01:50 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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“Opportuniy Conservatism”, sounds too much like “Compassionate Conservatism.” Besides, didn’t Newton Gingrich and others years ago form the “Conservative Opportunity Society”? Both ideas, opportunity and conservatism, just died “on the vine,” as Newt was misquoted as having said about Medicare.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 7:29:46 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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Another Senator?

One who hasn’t even taken his seat yet!!!!!

The election of Obama lowered the bar to ground level.

==

Cruz, get a decade of experience — some of which should be executive, not all legislative.

Senators are professional bloviators. We already have one of those in the WH.


26 posted on 11/30/2012 7:53:33 AM PST by TomGuy
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Cruz was born in Canada. He can’t run for pres.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 7:53:42 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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” - - - “We didn’t even make the argument.” - - - “

BULLSEYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The RINO Election Campaign motto might as well be: “LOSE AT ALL COSTS !”


33 posted on 11/30/2012 8:07:14 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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“Opportunity Conservatism” NO! Remember the last time we put a word in front of "conservatism" to qualify for more voters? COMPASSIONATE ring a bell? And what did that get us? Karl Rove and GW Bush. No thanks. Conservatism has always been about creating opportunities for everyone. We don't need to qualify it as if it's something we are going to do differently. I say we nip this in the bud now and never speak of it again.
37 posted on 11/30/2012 8:12:00 AM PST by LiberConservative
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We’d better stop looking for a superstar and start promoting conservatism, or we’ll never win.

IF there is even an election in 2016, we’d be smart to start looking for ways to make it fair, to stop the fraud, and energize the base.

Even Romney - RINO that he is - energized the base...but it was at the end, and mostly in hopes that we would oust obama.

Right now, in the current status quo, obama is unbeatable. He’s tossing loaded dice and no fair player can beat that; he’s like a deaf mute beauty contestant...a sure win.

The RNC should start with an ongoing series of PSA (Public Service Announcment) spots running everyday, pointing out the foibles and incompetence of liberalism, obama, and his ilk. The consequences of their actions should be pointed out in an ongoing advertising plan to get the message out.

Republicans waiting until the last six months before the election and trying to razzle dazzle the voters with charts, graphs, and figures is totally useless and over the heads of most voters. Listening to that kind of stuff turns off most TV viewers, many of whom are “headline readers” and “photo opp junkies”. Save the detailed stuff for the print media, and the people who are interested WILL take the time to read and understand it.

Sell conservatism like a product - people these days are tuned to that style of learning. Produce situation ads with actors, graphics and music. The drip, drip, drip of the ideas will be more effective than interviews with Greta and Sean.

The “Geico” commercials are known by everyone, whether you like “Geico” or not, they have run a masterful advertising campaign over the years, usually in 15-second spots, driving home the point.

Nobody - especially the “independents” are captured by long, droning, monotone people giving facts and figures about the economy. Voters want to know how it will affect THEM, their paycheck, and their lifestyle.

Spots showing the projected misery of people after going over the “fiscal cliff” will be more effective than Paul Ryan talking about “capital gains” or “recession”. These things are of interest to business, but the rank and file voter is only intereste in whether they have a job, will keep their job, and can send their kids to college.

America is run by TV, and the media. Riots are put on by people for the TV coverage of their “cause”...take away the cameras, and all calms down. So, we’ve got to use that in reverse.

We don’t even need to be mentioning possible GOP candidates for 2016...it has the same effect on the competition as obama telling the enemy when we’ll be pulling out of Afghanistan.

As I learned from my years in radio, you “don’t sell the steak, you sell the SIZZLE”, or “don’t sell shoes, sell WALKING COMFORT”. Sell the benefits much harder than you sell the product.


54 posted on 11/30/2012 9:04:18 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: LoneStarGI

read later


57 posted on 11/30/2012 10:26:52 AM PST by Ditter
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the GOP’s thumping in the 2012 elections was more the result of poor messaging and communication than the wrong ideology.

Last time I checked, a one percent loss against an incumbent president and a two vote swing in the Senate hardly constitutes a "thumping," that assuming there was no massive ballot fraud and electronic count manipulation for which there is every indication.

58 posted on 11/30/2012 10:30:49 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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A Guy Named CRuz

Coming Soon to a pea and chicken dinner fundraiser near you soon.

DeMint / Cruz .. sorry, it’s the best I got ..

both are excellent orators and could teach an electorate a lot .. a lot more than the GoP-e laughers and criers in charge now..


62 posted on 11/30/2012 10:39:07 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Let him prove himself in the Senate first.


64 posted on 11/30/2012 11:04:17 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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I’ve come to believe that while free market opportunity society is a key element of conservatism, it must not be the only element.

We need to support and integrate the values of freedom and family and community into this message.


65 posted on 11/30/2012 12:03:23 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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