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Cruz Easily Wins Value Voters Summit Straw Poll
National Review Online ^ | October 12, 2013 3:15 PM | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 10/12/2013 12:40:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Senator Ted Cruz easily beat the competition in the Value Voters Summit Presidential Straw Poll, winning a whopping 42 percent of votes cast by social conservatives at the summit.

Both Doctor Ben Carson and former senator Rick Santorum won 13 percent of the vote. Rounding out the top five were Senator Rand Paul (six percent) and Senator Marco Rubio (five percent).


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz

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"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

 

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1 posted on 10/12/2013 12:40:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; DollyCali; nicksaunt; Rides_A_Red_Horse; kitkat; laplata; Manic_Episode; Puppage; ...

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2 posted on 10/12/2013 12:41:18 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

We have our leader, ladies and gentlemen!


3 posted on 10/12/2013 12:41:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SoConPubbie.

As Cruz hews to hard line, other 2016 contenders go mute on shutdown
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3077997/posts

[snip] ...in the aftermath of Cruz’s fiery speech... The shutdown went unmentioned by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both early champions of the defunding battle. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who is working toward a compromise with the White House on the shutdown and debt ceiling that does not erode ObamaCare, made a short argument for his alternate plan in Friday afternoon video message to the group... Paul’s and Rubio’s dodges, and Ryan’s implicit rebuke, demonstrate that they are seeking to avoid being tainted by the fight’s fallout while avoiding any confrontation with the party’s base. Cruz used his speech to frame the debate over ObamaCare and the government shutdown in stark terms, painting it as a key battle in the larger war for individual freedom. [/snip]


4 posted on 10/12/2013 12:42:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is fearless, articulate, extremely bright, and 100% patriot.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 12:43:09 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




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6 posted on 10/12/2013 12:49:10 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

It’ll be difficult to beat any Leftie Marxist at this point, with so many ‘Americans’ having their hands out and sucking away at Uncle Sugar’s teat.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 12:53:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer
It’ll be difficult to beat any Leftie Marxist at this point, with so many ‘Americans’ having their hands out and sucking away at Uncle Sugar’s teat.

I really think that is an over-stated and inflated position.

If the GOP actually puts up fighters and principled statesmen like Senator Ted Cruz or Governor Palin, they will win.

If instead, the put up Progressive-Lite candidates like Mitt Romney who walk away from the social agenda and limited government agenda, they will continue to lose and become more and more irrelevant.

They have a choice, either represent the people who vote for them, the base and others, or represent the big campaign contributors who are pushing things like the Gay Agenda, Amnesty, etc.

They can be Collaborators with the Democrats or they can be the principled opposition.

They cannot be both.
8 posted on 10/12/2013 12:57:18 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

They put up Sarah Palin; she got trashed by the Leftist media.

The same will happen to Cruz.


9 posted on 10/12/2013 1:00:40 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer
They put up Sarah Palin; she got trashed by the Leftist media.

The same will happen to Cruz.


So?

They did the same thing to Reagan.

I'm reminded of the following scripture:

John 15:20-21
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
10 posted on 10/12/2013 1:05:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

What? No Chris Christy?


11 posted on 10/12/2013 1:16:43 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Jack Hammer

try to temper your irrational exuberance, Mr. Hammer.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 1:16:58 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (WWLD? What would LaRussa do?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; SoConPubbie

Sorry if I seem cynical; I’m very old and very grouchy.

Of course I hope Cruz will be the next president; I’m just not very hopeful.

A great deal of bitter experience.


13 posted on 10/12/2013 1:21:35 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz has pretty much locked down the SoCon wing of the party, and he’ll likely get those key Iowa endorsements. Bad news for Huckabee, who I think leans more to Christie.


14 posted on 10/12/2013 1:31:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoConPubbie

The DNC/MSM can’t beat Ted Cruz like they did Sarah Palin.

Ted Cruz not only graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, he has also been highly praised by Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, who said of Senator Cruz, his former student, “Without a doubt he is among the smartest students I’ve ever had… I’ve had great students but he has to be at the top of anyone’s short list, in terms of raw brain power.”

Ted Cruz also won national college debating championships during his undergraduate years at Princeton.

Katie Couric, Sarah Palin’s nemesis, would have been mincemeat in his hands, and so will any other liberal denizen of the MSM foolish enough to take him on.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 1:40:21 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Jack Hammer

I’m very old and very grouchy, too.

We need updated reasons to have hope for America. The establishment has gone bad and the populist culture is worse.

We are not losing the battle, we are not even in it. There is no pessimism like the pessimism born in the post-defeat age.


16 posted on 10/12/2013 1:45:01 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (WWLD? What would LaRussa do?)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

But...but...the MSM and even Fox News is telling me that Ted Cruz is a big loser now and even his own party hates him. I’m soooo confuuuused. Not. :-)


17 posted on 10/12/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

“There is no pessimism like the pessimism born in the post-defeat age.”

You said it, Brother.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 2:06:26 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is setting the standard, raising the bar far above self service, making integrity, honesty, boldness, character and sacrifice, once again the principles of leadership, he is quickly gaining the respect, confidence and loyalty from all those who wish to once again see a free republic.


19 posted on 10/12/2013 2:42:35 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

Is Ted Cruz the new Ronald Reagan?:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3070604/posts


20 posted on 10/12/2013 2:55:12 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Jack Hammer

It’s not working. Cruz challenges them all, and the cowards back off. Sarah HAD to allow the attacks to stand for too long, thanks to her being a VP nominee. Cruz doesn’t have to hold his fire, and he doesn’t. Bob


21 posted on 10/12/2013 3:10:37 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: lonevoice

The GOP-e hates him, but the people love him. BOb


22 posted on 10/12/2013 3:11:43 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

Hope he’s ballsy enough to hang tough until the next election. If so, then he truly deserves to be president - and could handle it well.


23 posted on 10/12/2013 8:52:39 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

Cruz will be better able to defend himself.


24 posted on 10/12/2013 9:25:47 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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