Skip to comments.5 Signs Sen. Ted Cruz Will Run for President in 2016
Posted on 09/07/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz will be a guest on ABC News This Week with George Stephanopoulos this Sunday. The Texas senator is a rising star in the Republican Party and thought to be a possible presidential candidate in 2016. With an impressive resume degrees from Princeton and Harvard Law, first Hispanic solicitor general of Texas, youngest solicitor general in the history of the United States and a particular skill for rhetoric (hes also a former national debate champion) Cruz is definitely a politician to watch this Sunday and in general.
Here are five signs that this fiery first-term senator is eyeing a 2016 presidential run:
1) Trips 1, 2 and 3 to Iowa. Cruz has been in the Senate for less than a year, but hes already made two trips to Iowa, with a third one scheduled in October. Lawmakers rarely wind up in Iowa by accident, and they certainly dont wind up there on three separate occasions in less than 12 months. For the the conservative Cruz, the state known for fried butter and the first electoral event in the nation would be a key piece of his presidential primary puzzle. The state boasts a strong and involved evangelical base to whom Cruz appeals, and retail politicking is a key to success a strength of the one-time Ivy League debate champion.
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5) His own language on the subject. The final indicator of Cruzs intentions for political tea-leaf readers is his own purposely vague rhetoric on the matter. When asked by ABC News Jonathan Karl if he was planning to run in 2016,
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By 2916 Hillary will be looking like Helen Thomas!
Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, does not debate. Never has, never will. Herself deflects, dissembles, goes off-topic and replies in non-sequiturs. Actual debate may be beyond her skill set. When the opponent seems to be too aggressive, Herself falls back on the “don’t hit the girl” response, as with Rick Lazio in the campaign for the US Senate seat in New York. Herself went into a sort of state of faux shock, that ANYONE would so much as question the immense and formidable intellectual attainment of a clearly superior human being.
I think anybody trolling against Cruz should be zapped on the spot.
Agreed with one small change: MOST of the Bush hires.
Cruz certainly would be a great president, and a solid candidate, but the media, the democRATS (I know, I repeat myself) and even the republican establishment will line up against him.
He'll get my primary vote just like Alan Keyes did. Were he to win the primary he would get my full throated support in the general.
That's not working so well for them anymore. Witness Cruz winning in Texas, and the likely loss of Graham in SC. I think they don't have as much power as they once did.
“Hell, Hillary will be speaking fluent Tex-Mex by 2916.”
Yep, every time the Devil yanks her chain...pulling her off the shelf over the fire pit.
Steffie is already lining up questions about whether Cruz has stopped beating his wife and whether Cruz wants to ban birth control.
I guess the question is, as candidate for what party? The gop wing of the uniparty, or for a second party?
Sorry, a big NO to Bachmann.
“The Democrats are probably crapping in their pants just thinking about a Cruz candidacy.”
Which is one of the reasons why they’ll make sure that their good friends across the aisle don’t nominate him.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d dearly love to see President Ted Cruz. I just don’t think it’s a possibility if he stays with the uniparty. The uniparty will nominate someone like jabba the christie instead.
“I think anybody trolling against Cruz should be zapped on the spot.”
Naaah. It’s more fun to play with the trolls for awhile. Then laugh when The Righteous Wrath Of Jim Rob finally falls upon them. (Complete with theme music from Wagner.)
Their blood and tears smell and taste even sweeter than RAT blood and tears. Can't wait to throw the McLettuce retirement party.
"American parents" -- that's a plural isn't it???
Another member of the stupidest wing of the stupid party.......
“The GOP-E doesn’t want to see Graham and Lamar primaried either, but it looks to be happening.”
True, but we didn’t want Romney either and got him just the same. The vipers that run the gop wing of the uniparty will do everything in their power to prevent Cruz from being nominated, and would do everything in their power to sabotage his campaign were he the nominee.
So that begs the question: why bother with the uniparty in the first place? The gop brand is no longer merely damaged, it’s downright radioactive.
I’m sorry but was that the answer to my question???