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Ted Cruz Visits Iowa, Fueling Talk About 2016 Presidential Run
Associated Press ^ | October 25, 2013

Posted on 11/06/2013 12:33:03 PM PST by SoConPubbie

Edited on 11/06/2013 12:36:31 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ted Cruz spent several days visiting in Texas -- now he's heading to Iowa.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took a post-shutdown lap through his home state of Texas this week, appearing before crowds that overlooked the fact that the Republican who led the charge to kill money for President Barack Obama's health care law had failed.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
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1 posted on 11/06/2013 12:33:03 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; castowell; JJHLH1; rhubarbk; Jotmo; Hamilcar_Barca; Amanda King; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 11/06/2013 12:34:02 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Let it be so!


3 posted on 11/06/2013 12:37:32 PM PST by defconw
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted Cruz failed?

Hell, everything that he warned about has come to pass. One short month later, even some Democrats are openly talking about delaying the individual mandate.

4 posted on 11/06/2013 12:39:25 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Enjoying watching Cruz move forward...I think he simply blows off the Liberal Interpretations flaunted by the media ...perhaps a pause a comment then he’s off again....smart man.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 12:57:13 PM PST by caww
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To: SoConPubbie
If I thought vote fraud wasn't ruling the day regarding the US presidential elections, I'd vote for Ted Cruz in a heart beat. Aswell, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee. I even like Rand Paul but I do not agree with his support for reelecting Mitch McConnell since McConnell is clearly one the problems in the people's efforts to rid ourselves of the ruling elite establishment in DC.
6 posted on 11/06/2013 12:59:21 PM PST by drypowder
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To: defconw

Why is it that every time someone steps into the state of Iowa, they are said to be running for president? Sarah visited IA several times and she didn’t run. (as painful as this is to say - I’m glad she didn’t run in 2012. The fraud was too rampant for her to overcome). If its meant to be - she will run - I’d be just as happy with Ted.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 12:59:24 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: Vigilanteman
Ted Cruz failed?

I guess Paul Revere failed too. After all, the British came anyway...

8 posted on 11/06/2013 12:59:53 PM PST 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: Vigilanteman

Exactly.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 1:02:36 PM PST by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: drypowder
If I thought vote fraud wasn't ruling the day regarding the US presidential elections, I'd vote for Ted Cruz in a heart beat. Aswell, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee. I even like Rand Paul but I do not agree with his support for reelecting Mitch McConnell since McConnell is clearly one the problems in the people's efforts to rid ourselves of the ruling elite establishment in DC.

I hear you about Rand Paul.

Of more concern to me, is that Rand Paul has his own Amnesty plan, which in my mind, puts him in the same crappy pile as Marco Rubio.
10 posted on 11/06/2013 1:15:24 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Keep Cristie away from Cruz. he’ll sit on him to get him out of the way. Cristie is already talking like the nomination is his.


11 posted on 11/06/2013 1:32:27 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: COBOL2Java
I guess Paul Revere failed too. After all, the British came anyway...

Good point! It's hard not to "fail" when you have the likes of turncoat John McCain on the same team shooting you in the back.

12 posted on 11/06/2013 1:34:57 PM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: cableguymn

I don’t think Christie will survive the Bigg’un


13 posted on 11/06/2013 1:35:09 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: cableguymn

They’d spend a fortune just widening the White House doors and enlarging the Oval Office. Cristie should stay where he’s at.


14 posted on 11/06/2013 1:36:56 PM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: bert

depends... Mitt made it.

It’s all in how well they can split the conservative primary vote.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 1:53:31 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: defconw
DITTO!!!!

Ted... if you read FR, RUN!! RUN!! RUN!!

TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!

We at Free Republic are behind you!!!

16 posted on 11/06/2013 1:54:43 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: cableguymn

That seems to be an advantage this time. Who is going to be there to split the conservative vote from Cruz? I know Rand will be in there just like Ron was, but it seemed like the real split in the primary was between Gingrich and Santorum. I don’t think the social conservatives will go with Santorum over Cruz, especially when you look at the Christian causes Cruz has fought for in court in his pre-Senate career. And it seems Cruz will get all the thunder from articulating conservative principles well in the debates that Gingrich did. So it should be a pretty solid one-on-one battle between Cruz and Christie from the start, with Rand peeling off the usual supply of kooky voters who want Iran to get nukes.

Whether Cruz can survive the non-stop onslaught of Drudge, FOX, and “conservative” commentators saying Christie is the most “electable” one is another story. What we can’t have is the true conservatives withholding their endorsements until the last minute or after Iowa. Gingrich’s endorsements came way too late last time.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 2:07:47 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: cableguymn

Bigg’un...... think fred, think Sanford and son

Think cardiac arrest


18 posted on 11/06/2013 2:10:47 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: drypowder
"but I do not agree with his support for reelecting Mitch McConnell"

If he wants to run for president he can't be making enemys in the party. Don't get me wrong I'm NOT a McConnel fan.

19 posted on 11/06/2013 2:28:26 PM PST by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: painter

According to the approval ratings of the congressional establishment in DC it is at 9% approval. And due to the left’s propaganda machine, that leaves the republican establishment in DC lower than 9% approval. Thus the truly conservative minded people across this nation, especially to the ever growing Tea Party minded folks, McConnell is a RINO who needs to go and if RP wants to boost his own favorability, wouldn’t it make since for RP to get as far away from McConnell as possible? If RP is concerned about his congressional RINO colleague’s support, he’s in trouble already.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 3:26:51 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Catsrus
Have you ever been to Iowa? No offense Iowans.
21 posted on 11/06/2013 4:17:34 PM PST by defconw
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To: defconw

I am ready to launch CRUZ Missiles!!!!!


22 posted on 11/06/2013 4:38:05 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

If only we could!


23 posted on 11/06/2013 4:47:43 PM PST by defconw
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To: defconw

We can... those missiles will take the form of Cruz signed legislation which will be rolling back the evil deeds of obama!

LLS


24 posted on 11/06/2013 4:52:53 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Alan Dershowitz says Ted Cruz was his brightest student ever. Fox News should show Cruz' 'filibuster over Obamacare' AGAIN because I think people would watch it in an ENTIRELY different light now, given the 0bamacare woes.

Cruz is a visionary and he KNEW this 0bamacare crash was coming.

25 posted on 11/06/2013 5:45:19 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Or you could take a PALIN/CRUZ carrying Cruz missiles:


26 posted on 11/06/2013 5:49:23 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Excellent idea!


27 posted on 11/06/2013 6:01:27 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Vigilanteman

It is from Ass. Press, you know.


28 posted on 11/06/2013 6:06:46 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: JediJones

My bet is that Santorum will be endorsing Cruz once it is clear he is the conservative choice. I respect Rick Santorum. He was our district’s congressman before he was elected to the U.S. Senate.


29 posted on 11/06/2013 6:21:58 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoConPubbie

appearing before crowds that overlooked the fact that the Republican who led the charge to kill money for President Barack Obama’s health care law had failed.”

Pretty snarky statement. Since BO can’t blame Bush for this debacle guess AP has to blame someone.


30 posted on 11/06/2013 6:26:12 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I think Santorum’s running again. He probably sees himself as next in line since he narrowly lost to Romney in the primary and then Romney lost the general. Sort of like Reagan and Ford in ‘76. Plus Santorum has already poo-pooed the shutdown and taken a subtle jab at Cruz.


31 posted on 11/06/2013 7:15:36 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Fox News should show Cruz' 'filibuster over Obamacare' AGAIN

LOL, why would they? FOX News is the Rino News Network and handed you Romney. They'll be paving the road for Christie over the next couple years. They are not friends of Ted Cruz and true conservatives.

32 posted on 11/06/2013 7:26:29 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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