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5 Signs Sen. Ted Cruz Will Run for President in 2016
ABCNews.com ^ | Sep 7, 2013 10:06am | Elizabeth Hartfield

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 (he’s 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 he’s already made two trips to Iowa, with a third one scheduled in October. Lawmakers rarely wind up in Iowa by accident, and they certainly don’t 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 Cruz’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; cruz; deathpanels; obamacare; tedcruz; texas; zerocare
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1 posted on 09/07/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; stephenjohnbanker; LUV W; Patty; itssme; BuckeyeTexan; Jane Long; CatherineofAragon; ..

Ted Cruz Ping!


2 posted on 09/07/2013 12:04:04 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hillary would never debate him. It would be too embarrassing for her.


3 posted on 09/07/2013 12:08:32 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Of course she would. Just get fat Candy as moderator.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 12:09:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz control!


5 posted on 09/07/2013 12:09:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Cowboy Bob
If he wins the Republicrat nomination, she not only will debate him, she will clean his clock.
By the time the Karl Roves and the other Professionals get through with him, we will not recognize him and he will be putty in her hands.
6 posted on 09/07/2013 12:11:24 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Viennacon

He could take on Hillary, Candy and all of CNN. Cruz is smart. The Democrats are probably crapping in their pants just thinking about a Cruz candidacy.


7 posted on 09/07/2013 12:12:33 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SoConPubbie

NOT ELIGIBLE!


8 posted on 09/07/2013 12:14:01 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz will be a guest on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” this Sunday.

Oh goody. George Steponallofus will be a shivering pool of goo when the interview's all over.

9 posted on 09/07/2013 12:14:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Tupelo

I think Cruz is made of stronger stuff than that.

Besides, the plan is to dispose of Rove by humiliating him in 2014, and driving him off the political stage with laughter. He wants primary war, let’s give him one. McConnell, Gayham, and Lamar OUT!


10 posted on 09/07/2013 12:15:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tupelo

He will have to be on his guard against Rove and any of the RINO wing of the party having any major input into his administration.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 12:16:00 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: fwdude

You should probably take that up with the CATO institute.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 12:16:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: fwdude
Take it up with FR management. Jim has made his position clear.

/johnny

13 posted on 09/07/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tupelo

Whatever.

Wonder how she’ll say ‘I ain’t no ways tired’ alla latino: ‘Oy, me no es exhaustive’


14 posted on 09/07/2013 12:17:03 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: txhurl
Hell, Hillary will be speaking fluent Tex-Mex by 2916.
15 posted on 09/07/2013 12:19:16 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ll personally run the campaign office in Hollywood if it gets to that. I hate libs anyway.


16 posted on 09/07/2013 12:19:29 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: SUSSA

Any Republican that wins in 2016 will have to remove/fire every person that were hired by Obama and Clinton, and some of the Bush hires also.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 12:19:59 PM PDT by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
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To: fwdude
NOT ELIGIBLE!

Good for you! You can stand outside the Cruz White House all you want, screaming at the top of your lungs, with bird poop on your head, from 2017 to 2025 for all I care...


18 posted on 09/07/2013 12:20:10 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: fwdude
Yes, Ted Cruz Can be President
19 posted on 09/07/2013 12:21:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: fwdude

Unless the SCOTUS intervenes, Ted Cruz is eligible to run for and serve as POTUS by default.


20 posted on 09/07/2013 12:23:40 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: SoConPubbie
Bachman/Cruz. Because the MSM will hit Bachman for being female, and racially crucify Cruz.
And they could win in a landslide with the Conservative message. Not RINO platitudes and PC.
21 posted on 09/07/2013 12:25:16 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Tupelo

By 2916 Hillary will be looking like Helen Thomas!


22 posted on 09/07/2013 12:25:47 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

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.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 12:25:52 PM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

I think anybody trolling against Cruz should be zapped on the spot.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: rocksblues

Agreed with one small change: MOST of the Bush hires.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 12:29:26 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: SoConPubbie
The elites left and right will marginalize him much the same way they did for Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Palin, Gingrich, or anyone else whom they perceive as someone who won't log-roll with them.

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.

26 posted on 09/07/2013 12:31:39 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Ouderkirk
but the media, the democRATS (I know, I repeat myself) and even the republican establishment will line up against him.

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.

/johnny

27 posted on 09/07/2013 12:34:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tupelo

“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.


28 posted on 09/07/2013 12:42:07 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SoConPubbie

Steffie is already lining up questions about whether Cruz has stopped beating his wife and whether Cruz wants to ban birth control.


29 posted on 09/07/2013 12:44:08 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I guess the question is, as candidate for what party? The gop wing of the uniparty, or for a second party?


30 posted on 09/07/2013 12:51:47 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: MaxMax

Sorry, a big NO to Bachmann.


31 posted on 09/07/2013 12:53:50 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Cowboy Bob

“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.


32 posted on 09/07/2013 12:55:01 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: txhurl

“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.)


33 posted on 09/07/2013 12:56:43 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: RKBA Democrat
The GOP-E doesn't want to see Graham and Lamar primaried either, but it looks to be happening.

/johnny

34 posted on 09/07/2013 12:58:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
GOP-e is the walking dead, and they don't even know it. They still think they can Murkowski anybody threatened by us.

Their blood and tears smell and taste even sweeter than RAT blood and tears. Can't wait to throw the McLettuce retirement party.

35 posted on 09/07/2013 1:07:24 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: SoConPubbie
But the definitions include an individual born abroad to American parents. Cruz’s mother was from Delaware and so, under this definition, he would be qualified to run.

"American parents" -- that's a plural isn't it???

36 posted on 09/07/2013 1:10:14 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: fwdude

Another member of the stupidest wing of the stupid party.......


37 posted on 09/07/2013 1:10:14 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“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.


38 posted on 09/07/2013 1:11:20 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Uncle Chip
So, if he runs and wins are you going to sit it out, or vote for Hillary?
39 posted on 09/07/2013 1:12:59 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: Lakeshark

I’m sorry but was that the answer to my question???


40 posted on 09/07/2013 1:14:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RKBA Democrat
I'm certainly not a Republican. I'm a conservative. But if Cruz runs, I'll support him, just like I did for his Senate race here in Texas.

/johnny

41 posted on 09/07/2013 1:15:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Uncle Chip

No, it’s a question you failed to answer the last time it was asked........


42 posted on 09/07/2013 1:17:31 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: Uncle Chip
"A little birdie is telling me that the birthers who insist on hijacking every Cruz thread with this nonsense are going to start falling by the wayside. If FR is not their cup of tea they should start looking for a new home." -- Jim Robinson.

/johnny

43 posted on 09/07/2013 1:17:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: fwdude

“NOT ELIGIBLE!”

The birther fringe really need to be zotted.


44 posted on 09/07/2013 1:20:13 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

They will pull out all the stops to end Cruz. These people will stop at nothing to defeat him, not just defeat him, but destroy him and everything he holds dear.


45 posted on 09/07/2013 1:24:50 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Tupelo

I’ll take those chances because he’d got my vote!!


46 posted on 09/07/2013 1:26:12 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: Ouderkirk
I don't think Cruz is afraid. I'm certainly not.

/johnny

47 posted on 09/07/2013 1:28:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Lakeshark

And what makes you think that your questions are worth answering???

In the meantime I’ll go with his father:

Ted Cruz’s father: ‘I don’t see him running for president’

http://washingtonexaminer.com/ted-cruzs-father-i-dont-see-him-running-for-president/article/2534686


48 posted on 09/07/2013 1:32:02 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JRandomFreeper

Did ya ever notice that the air at FR gets that fresh ozone smell every now and then? I love that smell. Almost as much as I like the smell of a beehive.


49 posted on 09/07/2013 1:32:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: fwdude
I guess you didn't get the memo from the boss:

"If Ted Cruz decides to run for the Presidency and he appears to be the strongest conservative running, I will support him to the hilt."

50 posted on 09/07/2013 1:33:39 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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