Skip to comments.Cruz impresses supporters at Dublin event (New Hampshire)
Posted on 08/24/2013 8:45:05 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says the theres a new paradigm in politics, one defined by the rise of young leaders and grassroots change.
The Texas Republican brought the crowd to its feet a handful of times Friday night as he hit conservative talking points about tax reform, economic recovery and his goal to defund the Affordable Care Act.
About 100 people came to meet and listen to Cruz as he headlined a fundraiser for the N.H. State Republican Party held at the home of former ambassador Joseph Petrone and his wife, Augusta. Cruzs stop in New Hampshire comes after two visits to Iowa earlier this summer, spurring speculation that Cruz is considering a run for the 2016 GOP presidential primary.
This is Cruzs first time serving in office, and some say hes a controversial figure for the Republican party, attracting the far right supporters but upsetting traditionalists, including some of his colleagues in the Senate, with his fiery attitude.
In his speech Friday, Cruz said fixing the economy should be the top priority of every elected official.
To help with that, he suggested tax reform, saying that the IRS be abolished.
Cruz continued his campaign to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, which he said was causing small business owners to stop hiring and cut employee hours. He explained again how hell refuse to sign off on federal spending that includes even a penny for the health care law.
Weve got to do something Republicans havent in a long time, stand up and win the argument, he said.
But in the end, its not politicians who are going to make these changes, but the American people, Cruz said. Grassroots support got him elected in 2012 despite unlikely odds, and that same support can change the nations future.
Many in attendance Friday, such as David Dewitt of Dublin, liked Cruz for the youth and new air hes bringing to the party.
Cruz looked relaxed as he waited to speak Friday, tapping his cowboy boots as a musical group from Rindge sang patriotic songs.
He drew laughs from the crowd throughout his speech, impersonating Jay Leno and motioning to the vista of New Hampshire mountains behind him.
And you can even see Canada from here, he said, alluding to Sarah Palins famous gaffe when she was a Republican up-and-comer during the 2012 election.
Cruz has not said much about the possibility of a 2016 election run, but others at the event Friday had their focus honed on upcoming elections.
Jennifer Horn, chairwoman of the N.H. Republican party, said the party is starting to gather resources for 2014, so Republicans can take back the N.H. House of Representatives and increasing the partys majority in the state senate.
And I swear to you, come hell or high water, were winning back the corner office, she said.
And U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte said winning the majority in the U.S. Senate in 2014 and electing a Republican president in 2016 will make a difference for the nation.
Whether or not Cruz will be one of the Republicans whose name is in that crowd remains to be seen, but plenty of people at the Dublin event said they hope it is.
This is good news if the Petrones turn into supporters for '16. Jennifer Horn is a pro-life teapartier. I didn't know she was the new chairman.
Looks like Ted is going for the gold.
Good for him.
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This is how Santorumn got as far as he did.
Little towns, pressing the flesh, kissing babies.
Good Lord! How much more journalistic idiocy am I going to read tonight?!
Sarah Palin NEVER said any such thing! The "I can see Russia" crack was from an SNL piece with Tina Fey.
He is diffusing the meme.
Tina Fey was an authorized spokesman for Sarah. Did you not know?
She uses the phrase "famous gaffe." So she is an uninformed idiot. Aka: American journalist.
Well what would one expect?
Santorum did all 99 counties in Iowa. He didn’t do it New Hampshire, as he couldn’t get much traction there.
The recent grassroots campaigns in NH were
Huntsman went to every little town all over western NH. He and Paul clobbered Romney in the rural areas. But they both struck out in the suburbs of eastern New Hampshire. This event on Friday was a $100 per person event, so it wasn’t really voter outreach, but party folks and activists.
I expect honest, accurate, unbiased reporting from American journalists.
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I like Cruz— He will be a great Attorney General but you CAN NOT be born out side of the US as a citizen of that country. His presidential aspirations are over.
she is 24
Hey, I’m Kaitlin. I’m a sophomore journalism and political science major and
English minor at the University of Florida. I was born on September 24, 1988
I’d put money down that he’ll be the nominee. He’s damn good.
NH essentially killed off Santorum; after the loss in SC and FL, he could not recover in time, and the failure to contest VA was foolish.
My point was that Santorumn really got respect by stumping in every small town in Iowa.
Amazing, is it not, how a lie can stick. It becomes the undoubted truth just by constant repetition.
do you know anything about a New Hampshire ping list?
You know, Tina Fey is one of those weird time/space warp anti-continuums that history is full of.
I can see in her that she has a conservative core that she herself doesn’t even recognize, and she introduced the world to Sarah on accident.
These liberals are having kids now and are re-thinking the spiritual world they merrily and financially-gaining helped destroy. I hope their personal revelations regarding their past behavior hurt hard, deep, painful and permanent. Not for their kids. Just them.
I guess we got to around 20 on this thread. Sad, sad Millie.
Santorum would have done much better in New Hampshire if a Romney guy in IOWA had not lied about his local caucus vote. Santorum won in Iowa, but half the people in NH did not know this. Timing is everything.
Ted Cruz is what we’ve been looking for - eloquent, moral, youthful, spunky, hard-working pro-life conservative!
And there are a few others I like, as well.
“This is how Santorumn got as far as he did.
Little towns, ..”
At the beginning Santorum got as little as only a few people, I heard, and then he ends up winning the Iowa primary.
Meet and greets work.
I know he has to praise Kelly Ayotte because he is there with her, but the combination of his praise for her and his praise for Marco Rubio suddenly makes me very wary of Sen. Cruz’s position on amnesty for illegals. I hope I’m wrong.
It was not announced until the day after the NH primary—or the day of. But it hurt Santorum big time. All the media talked about after NH was McLame.
Quite frankly Santorumn did not have what it takes, but I applaud him for the good old tiny town stump campaign.
Good news that she is a member of The Tea Party Movement, we need lots of them heading up the GOP state orgs!
Poor Rick had no money to fight.
A fatal error.
Cue up the usual Cruz scab pickers...
You will be proven wrong. Of that there is no doubt.
His position on illegals is what it is. Period. It’s legendarily opposite from Rubio’s and Ayotte’s, who are idiots.
She traitored us by being a compromiser instead of a principled woman. She seems young, personable, and stupid. Maybe she can be brought in line with a Cruz/Paul coalition if she finally "gets it" about the invasion of the US and how it's destroying the nation.
Fortunately the rest of us are not handicapped by your mistaken understanding of the law.
It’s about time the birthers start getting zotted.
Exactly. On other threads last night, more of these lies were repeated. For instance, it was asserted (again) that Stand-Your-Ground laws were the problem in the Zimmerman case, and that the Westboro Baptist Church is evangelical Christian (they're Dem operatives, of course). But these bald-faced lies keep being repeated in the media. It's infuriating, because it's very often intentional.
Good lord. Banned over interpretation of a law ? Seriously ? It isn’t 100 percent clear to even legal scholars that citizenship is the same thing as a natural born citizen the requirement for becoming president. It isn’t like there is a dispute over the underlying facts or a vast, far reaching plot to forge birth certificates, perpetrate a massive fraud and lie about his past as part of a vast conspiracy to become president.
You know he's the one when the media and the Marxists start trashing him this early.
The meme that doesn't die... she never said it
I agree... they should bash tina fey... but she is a registered DEMonic so.....
Politics is made up of cycles... the order can be screwed up but change is constant. These people in office that are there for personal reasons will always be blown with the wind. I can remember a time on CNN where a democrat would balk at being called a “liberal”. They hate being called that today... how “progressive” of them. One day when the pendulum swings back to the right... these “politicians” will be solid Conservatives... until the wind changes again. We need men and women that will stay the course and run a true helm during the height of the storm... not parasites seeking personal wealth and power.
Tina Fey....the one trick pony. Had 11 minutes of fame doing a half-a$$ed lying imitation of a true, straight arrow American patriot: Sarah Palin.
He has to praise Rubio as it is not in his long term interest to cold-war the GOP establishment at this time. Too early and Cruz is giving the MSM an early bulls-eye so they could dig up dirt on him. Palin got the treatment in 2010.
Hopefully once the race gets underway zots will be forthcoming for the trolls going after Cruz.
“You know he’s the one when the media and the Marxists start trashing him this early.”
They sure have reason to worry when we have a candidate like Cruz.