Voice of reason, thanks. I heard very recently was intimating that the only reason Bob Dole lost to Clinton was the govt. shutdown! We are in very different times and Cruz recognizes the need to rally those with principles who see the cliff we are heading towards. Cruz is also thinking strategically, and is light years ahead of the GOP lightweight naysayers.
Scared money doesn’t win!
If Dole lost d/t the govt shutdown it’s not well recognized, but if so it would have been due to his APOLPOGY for the shut down.
GOPe doesn’t get that the apology capitulation, bowing to the power of the media, and especially, comfortable conservative pundits.
Sen Cruz does get it. He doesn’t blink nor apologize for his views. He doesn’t now to the media. He is a way out in front of them in a different zone.
Bob Dole was an old cripple running against a fresh young good looking man with ideas and a great talent for public speaking.
The fact that he was a decorated Veteran did not help him as it should have, but he was another Republican who was chosen because it was his turn, and not because he could win.
Dole had huge negatives, not the least of which was the bitch he was married too. As head of the Red Cross Elisabeth Dole was in your face defiant when the Red cross shenanigans in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing came to light. Her behavior was not forgotten although Bob did barely manage to carry Oklahoma in spite of it.
It was a bitter campaign with a piss poor candidate who had never met a tax increase he didn’t like.
You bet, we can win. the future of America is riding on this issue. Folks....kill Obamacare right now....TODAY!!! You all know what to do.....sign & endorse the Lee/Cruz Defund Obamacare Petition right now...immediately, if notsooner, like TODAY!!! Call all thos RINO, weak sister Republicans and give some badly needed backbone and courage!!!! Onward to VICTORY!!! Screw Harry Reid and Obama!!!
Finally we get some sane rhetoric in the debate. I really fail to see how bringing the will of the people to the debate is going to be negative for the GOP.
I say stand your grounds. Draw the red line in the debate, and go through with it. The people are behind this.
IF the republicans in the house and Senate won’t back Cruz then fine, Cruz can go it alone. He’s spoken before the Supreme court and in other tight situations, in hundreds of competition debates and many times all ready eloquently as a Senator.
I’m betting that this junior senator can turn some heads and make the American public fully aware of what is going on here. The corruption in our gov’t is rampant. It’s time for the debate to go to the people.
Prohibition was a bad law and evidentially it was repealed but not without hard work and a grass root effort of citizens.
This law will eventually be repealed too.