Skip to comments.Conservatives to Cruz: 'Run, Ted, run'
Posted on 09/02/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was met with enthusiastic cheers from an "adoring" audience during his address at a conservative summit on Saturday, the friendliest of any of the potential 2016 presidential hopefuls to speak at the Defending the Dream summit.
The event, hosted by Americans for Prosperity, drew a handful of other conservative stars and would-be presidential contenders: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R ) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R ) all spoke.
But according to The Washington Post, none received so warm a welcome as Cruz. He was met with chants of "Run, Ted, run!" after giving a speech focused largely on the imperative of defunding ObamaCare, a cause which he and a handful of other conservatives in the Senate have championed in recent weeks.
Cruz slammed fellow Republicans who have criticized the push as potentially politically harmful and pledged not to back down from a threat to shut down the government if the law is not defunded.
Right now, the people who are fighting the hardest against our effort to defund Obamacare are sadly Republican, he said. Over and over again, they say, We cant win this fight. Well, you know you lose 100 percent of the fights that you surrender at the outset.
Cruz has fast emerged as a darling of the conservative movement, taking a place somewhat lost by Rubio after the Florida senator took the lead on immigration reform, drawing him criticism from conservatives and leading to a drop in many national polls of the 2016 GOP presidential landscape.
Indeed, Rubio's reception at the same summit on Friday was decidedly less enthusiastic. Though he received cheers for parts of his speech, he was also heckled over immigration reform with shouts of "No amnesty!" from the crowd.
In contrast, Cruz took the stage to a sustained standing ovation and exited to calls for him to run for president.
He’s a Canadian citizen, was born in Canada. Has a Canadian passport.
If he were a liberal, you’d consider him ineligible.
It’s past time concern troll birthers start getting zotted
It’s important that we support a CONSERVATIVE like Cruz who is pro-life, pro-family, pro-religious freedom, pro-gun, pro-drilling, pro-constitutionally limited small government, pro-individual liberty, pro-states rights, pro-defense, pro-border security, pro-America, anti-big government, anti-ObamaCare, anti-AMNESTY, anti-IRS, anti-income tax, anti-EPA, anti-abortion, anti-homo marriage, anti-socialism, anti-liberalism, anti-RINOism.
That’s Cruz and he has the grassroots tea party support. And he has my support. He fits the bill perfectly to head up our tea party rebellion!!
And sorry, ma’am, but he’s an AMERICAN in every sense of the word and infinitely more so than Obama or Hillary or any bought and paid for RINO that Tokyo Rove and the GOP-e can dredge up!!
Eff the RINOS!! Eff the left!!
Rebellion is ON!!
Run, Ted, RUN!!
But he isn’t a liberal. He’s the most conservative prospect that we’ve had since the 1980’s. So if the libs can get away with this crap by electing Obama, then I’m all for fighting to get Cruz elected. Anything else is a unilateral surrender, something the GOP does way too often.
Wrong! He’s an AMERICAN!!
this was held in Orlando FLA
JCBreckenridge: “Its ok because its Cruz. No, its not ok.”
Agreed. Born in another country to parents who are not both citizens? How could that be considered natural born? So if a Saudi prince takes an American wife and has children born in Saudi Arabia, they are “natural born” Americans? That sounds like complete nonsense to me.
“the libs can get away with this crap by electing Obama, then Im all for fighting to get Cruz elected”
I thought we were conservatives and not liberals. Guess I thought wrong. Liberals justify it because they believe that power trumps principles. Doing the right thing - in the end - will benefit us far more.
Here’s what I see happening. RINOs will entice Cruz to run. Then they backstab him during his presidential campaign. Cruz loses - Liberals install a D in his seat. We lose the Senate, House and the presidency.
How does this help us?
C. Edmund Wright: “and with all due respect STFU.”
Very civil of you.
His mother was an American citizen. Cruz is an American citizen by birth. A natural born American citizen!!
Damn the naysayers and the RINOs they ride in on, full steam ahead!!
Rebellion is ON!! Join or perish!!
DON’T TREAD ON ME!!
Conservatives MUST get behind one candidate. We can win if we choose and promote one from the beginning and don’t waver. Having 6-7 semi conservatives to split us up is what killed us last time.(Last several elections)
We need to decide NOW and be vocal and run over the GOPe.
I hope Ted runs, and I hope he makes the decision early and that other conservatives get behind him and we stop the tearing down and splitting up. We can WIN if we are united!
We also need to meantime be primarying every stinking RINO we possibly can in House and Senate, beginning with John Boehner. I HOPE we can find a conservative to run against him!
“Agreed. Born in another country to parents who are not both citizens? How could that be considered natural born? So if a Saudi prince takes an American wife and has children born in Saudi Arabia, they are natural born Americans? That sounds like complete nonsense to me.”
Yes, this is the exact standard that apparently is ‘good enough’. You share my precise concerns.
Why have a citizen at all? Why have a residency requirement? Because the constitution says so?
We have been told that ‘slippery slope is a fallacy. I recall, less than 10 years ago being told that sex education for kindergartners was a myth. Now, today, it is a reality. We open the doors to this - we’ll see the floodgates opened. Where Americans are governed not by one of their own but by a foreigner who’s never set foot in America. We had that once before - in King George.
Well stated. And factual.
Check into it.
Ted Cruz - 2016
I prefer Palin for Prez., Cruz for Senate Leader.
“I hope Ted runs, and I hope he makes the decision early and that other conservatives get behind him and we stop the tearing down and splitting up.”
I hope a candidate who is eligible runs and we can all get behind him. Last time, IIRC - everyone was upset that Palin didn’t run and then rather than voting for the most conservative candidate on the ballot decided to hold out. It was a disappointment.
We needed unity and we had a candidate who proved he could beat Romney. Too little too late. Now we’re supposed to get behind a fantastic conservative senator who happens to be ineligible. We lose on that issue and lose the presidency and then what do we get for it?