Skip to comments.Rep. Cummings: 'No Doubt' Ted Cruz Intends to Run for President
Posted on 12/13/2013 10:10:25 AM PST by SoConPubbie
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he'll likely visit key presidential primary states and be "doing the things a presidential candidate would normally be doing," says Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Cummings said he has no doubt the fiery Texas lawmaker intends to take a 2016 White House run, though he didn't explicitly say so, CNN reported Thursday.
Cummings' talk with the conservative lawmaker came during their flight to Mandela's Tuesday memorial in South Africa, and was first reported in The Baltimore Sun.
"I asked him, was he going to New Hampshire, was he going to South Carolina, Iowa, and he said he'd probably be going to all of those places and he would be doing the things a presidential candidate would normally be doing," Cummings said. "He wouldn't say yes or no, but it was quite clear to me. I have no doubt about it."
Earlier Thursday, Cummings likened the political fight to implement Obamacare to Mandela's fight against apartheid, The Hill reported.
“It was an inspirational trip because I had the opportunity to reflect on the amazing changes that one individual, working with determination over a lifetime, can bring to millions of others,” Cummings said in prepared remarks ahead of a House Oversight Committee hearing, The Hill reported.
“There will always be forces aligned against progress, against equality, and against basic human dignity,” he said. “But Nelson Mandela’s life reminds us that our mission on earth is to transcend these destructive forces and always pursue the betterment of our fellow man.”
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There is that buzz word again for communism.
Thanks for the information, Elijah. Now go rinse out your drool cup and stand by for further instructions.
AGGGH, this is what we got for representives here Cummings.
I bet Ted Cruz is the # subject of DNC fundraisers and that is what he is up to here.
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If Cruz runs, he will win in a landslide.
Palin would get on board early, and all other GOP hopefuls will drop out after the first few primaries.
>>>If Cruz runs, he will win in a landslide.
Palin would get on board early, and all other GOP hopefuls will drop out after the first few primaries.<<<
You really think the moderate wing/chamber types won’t run somebody against him? I’m thinking of Bush and Reagan in 1980.
I finally figured out Cruz can change the government without violating the Natural Born Birth clause of the constitution.
If we can just give him Valerie Jarrett’s job. Then It won’t matter who is president.
Won’t matter. The lame stream media has already picked the next RINO candidate. And his name is Chris Christie.
Which I for one will not voe for.
Elijah you are a prophet!
“Elijah you are a prophet!”
No just one of the “Senior Lawn Jockey’s” in the Congress!
Elijah’s not as dumb as he appears.
Be afraid, Rep. Cummings. Be very afraid.
Personally, I am thinking Cruz takes the conservative base, in a walk, on his own merit. As in broken glass, he takes us.
After that, in the broader race that comes, Palin support would be used against him. How much it would hurt him is debatable, but even in Texas, Cruz got votes Palin would never get, though she energized the base for sure. Just sayin’.
Elijah Cummings “IS” as dumb as he looks..
we should hope so...
This would be awesome if it were true. :D
Cruz already is the defacto President with the worthless jaw flapping clown that currently occupies the WH.