Skip to comments.Ted Cruz To Appear On ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno’
Posted on 10/30/2013 2:25:53 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the political face of the recent government shutdown, will make his first late night TV appearance on Nov. 8 when he guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Cruzs appearance reflects the increasingly common trend of political figures, no matter how controversial, venturing into late night, often in hopes of softening their image or reaching audiences normally not tuned in to politics. Cruz is mentioned as a possible candidate in 2016, and his appearance would be in line with other past candidates who have appeared in late night in advance of a run. In 2010, Mitt Romney appeared on Late Show with David Letterman as he promoted his pre-campaign tome, No Apology.
In a press release, NBC said that Cruz will discuss the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, Washington gridlock and the state of the Republican party.
Good! This is the name of the game now. Our candidates absolutely have to appear on these shows to get past the media attacks. Glad to see it.
This could be fun.
For better or worse most folks 30 and under get their info from shows like this and social media.
All those FReepers who say they want to completely disregard them are basically saying surrender any hope of winning future national elections.
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“Cruz was brilliant.” —Alan Dershowitz commenting recently on his formerstudent
God Bless Ted Cruz. Tonight I'll be reminded once again that Leno is nothing but a puppet for his Soros/NBC owned by G.E. (complicit in the forged Obama birth certificate (read Doug Vogt's Court filing)) handlers.
Alan Dershowitz regards Cruz as his BRIGHTEST STUDENT EVER. NO JOKE!! Be strong, Cruz!
NBC's Savannah Guthrie is complicit in perpetrating the LIE that 0bama's birth certificate is authentic.. Oh wait, she was on Leno's show JUST LAST NIGHT!!
I’d really like to see a Cruz/Lee ticket. Lee has a very strong, but muted, intellect. I think they’d make a great team.
I don’t watch that crap but please report back and let everyone know how it goes. I’d be especially interested in knowing if Leno treats Sen. Cruz with respect or tries to do to him what Tina Fey does to Sarah Palin. If he does, I hope Cruz has the integrity to walk off the set...
Sarah was on Saturday Night Live one night. She did a backstage parody including Mark Wahlberg downplaying her presence, for laughs.
It was great. Marky Mark is very funny, acting like the doofus tough guy. And she can laugh at herself.
I’m sure Cruz can. It just takes humility.
Under 30s watch Jay Leno? They must be a boring lot.
My late 20something kids do, but they make decent money (>100K), perhaps outliers LOL.
Dude, he’s going to get booed. Big time.
Cruz looks like a Hispanic Bill Mayer.
I bet you folks that once Ted Cruz sets foot on stage he will get a standing ovation. He will sweep the floor with Leno. Leno can’t hold a candle to Cruz’ intellect. God I can’t wait to see. I bet Leno will get a very high rating on the night Ted appears.
The RINO’s will say “Wha’ Happen?” and call Les Nesman and Herb Tarlick into the office to discuss a new strategy for the GOP
Cruz looks nothing like that aardvark-faced tragedy of nature.
Picture of lambs to the slaughter.
I’ll bet Ted is going to do fine, he is good at the articulation of freedom. Because he actually belives in it, unlike the Rockefeller Controlling class Progressive Statists who only pay freedom lip service!
I loved watching Johnny Carson when I was a kid but then, we only had two stations and a 12” black & white tv. I have three adult children but I doubt they watch any late night talk shows at all.
Leno needs to invite Dershowitz on the same night with Cruz.
Everyone should hear in what high esteem Dershowitz holds Cruz - ( one of smartest students he’s had )
And Leno should have Cruz’s father on too.
Can you imagine the impact on the Mexifornians ?
Not Cruz, Leno.
I actually thought he looks a little bit like a Hispanic Ronald Reagan.
Leno will treat Cruz well. I think Leno is a closet Republican.
I doubt it. Leno is no Letterman. Jay has been very critical of Obama for the last couple years, and I think he tries to play it down the middle (though you are probably right about the band). Also Jay is always polite to his guests. As he says, his first job is to be a good HOST. Anyway, I think Cruz can take care of himself.
Most that go to these tapings are tourist.
Under 30s watch Jay Leno?
Jay beats every other late night show in all age groups. Which makes people wonder why NBC is dumping him (again). One theory is he’s been too critical of Obama.
I thought it was Fallon who had the racist all-black band?
I can make out one man in that crowd. What is it with women these days?
I retired from an automotive supplier.
We worked with Jay on some technical issues with his collection of hot rods.
The guys we sent out there said Leno was a real decent guy and they enjoyed the experience.
I keep hearing that they’re dumping him. When does his contract expire?
I think in the middle of next year.
I think Leno will be very impressed of Cruz =)
Only late night host I ever watch at all anymore is Craig Ferguson. He’s the most intelligent, creative and by far the funniest of the lot of ‘em. I will, however, watch Leno on 11/8. This will be REAL MUST-SEE TV.
Agreed! This should be interesting. The Lion tamer walking into the den of the lions. Cruz rocks,and he is smart enough to get his message to all the people. Republicans must be squirming. That in itself will be worth staying up to watch as I carve my Halloween Pumpkin. LOL. Happy Halloween!!
I hope he is prepared for the ambush
Racists all black band? Where did that come from? Even Fallon’s band has at least one white guy in it.
IMO that's hilarious - their signs are labeled to tell them which side faces out! I wonder what it says on the reverse side?
I got to watch it!!!
‘Ambush’ is the ONLY reason NBC is having Ted Cruz on. The ONLY reason. Leno is no conservative and will be more than happy to snipe and jab at Cruz in concert with the RIGGED ‘Applause/No Applause’ sign on behalf of NBC/G.E./Team Soros.
"you may collect your 20 dollar payment for appearing today as you exit the facilty"
Leno is going up against an IQ of 168. Cruz will be stellar and Jay will treat him well.
I don’t remember 12” TV. I recall 13” and 17” and 21” and 23”, which may have been the largest possible then. I thought the shows were better then, but we were much easier to please. What Newton Minow called a “vast wasteland” is now definitely the norm.
I never watch these shows (I thought Leno got fired), and I’m guessing there are quite a few others of similar habit, so could someone tell us what time Leno is on?
Ah geez... really?
I am so damn sick of our pop culture politics. Would’ve liked to think of Cruz as above this.
I have yet to be disappointed by Cruz. I will watch.
You don’t know Cruz yet. He can sling country boy krap with the best. Yarns and one liners are part of his shtick and I’m not seeing Leno with any kind of edge. He can talk old boy Texan or Hahvaad cheapshiz in the same sentence. Gonna be fun to watch.
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