Skip to comments.The Rise of Rafael Cruz
Posted on 08/29/2013 5:44:50 AM PDT by iowamark
The political partnership between Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and his father, Rafael, is a rising force in conservative politics. To most observers, it seems like part of a familial game plan that has been in the works for years.
But according to Senator Cruz, it actually began quite recently with a phone call. My dad poured himself into my Senate race last year, he recalls. In the early months, we didnt have much of a campaign. One day, I couldnt make an event, so he drove out to West Texas alone no staffers, nothing and he spoke on my behalf. A few hours later, I called and asked how it went. He said, Even surrogates for the other candidates were asking for Cruz yard signs.
Ever since, Cruz has kept his father, a 74-year-old pastor, involved with his political shop, using him not merely as a confidant and stand-in, but as a special envoy. He is Cruzs preferred introductory speaker, his best messenger with evangelicals, and his favorite on-air sidekick a presence who softens his edge. This past Sunday, the pair sat for a joint CNN interview, one full of aw-shucks asides.
This summer, father and son have also been traveling together throughout the country, speaking to conservatives in Iowa and elsewhere. Their roadshow has enthralled many on the right and startled Cruzs potential 2016 rivals. No one else in the emerging GOP field has an ally like the charismatic elder Cruz.
There Rafael Cruz was in Des Moines, Iowa, last month, speaking to ministers at the Marriott hotel and collecting business cards in the lobby; a month later, he was in Ames, Iowa, pacing the stage at a conservative summit and drawing cheers for his broadsides against President Obama...
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“Rafael Cruz at Family Leadership Summit, part 1”
If you had to think of an angle to get ahead in the Iowa primary deal, and stay ahead....this is one of the better ideas I’ve seen in decades. I think he’s got the primary in his pocket at this point in time.
Does Ted Cruz speak Spanish?
I see the father most effective in bringing Latinos finally to our party.
a likely scenario.
1. Cruz’s attempt to defund Obamacare will fail.
2. Obamacare will be implemented.
3. People will realize immediately how it negatively impacts on our freedoms.
4. People remember that it was Ted Cruz who tried to rally Americans to defund Obamacare.
5. People will vote for the man because as president with a republican and conserevative congress we can get our country back on track again.
If you want to be infuriated and mortified, read the YouTube comments. FREEPERS, IT'S TIME TO REPLY TO THE COMMENTS ON THIS VIDEO WITH THE TRUTH!!!!
yes, he is very fluent in Spanish
ARe you sure about that? If you Google Does Ted Cruz speak Spanish you get that he doesn’t.
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