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Ted Cruz woos Florida Republicans during Palm Beach event
SunSentinel ^ | 7:09 p.m. EST, February 22, 2014 | Anthony Man

Posted on 02/22/2014 7:00:24 PM PST by SoConPubbie

He amped up the criticism of President Barack Obama. He dialed down the my-way-or-the-highway zeal that often infuriates his fellow Republicans. And he left Florida political activists pumped up and buzzing over whether he'll run for president.

"Ted Cruz is a wonderful political figure. Smart guy. Knows his stuff," said Margi Helschien, who lives west of Boca Raton and is president of the Independent Conservative Action Network. "He is exciting."

Tom and Vicky Thayer, of Boca Raton, are ready to consider him as a serious presidential possibility after listening to a 34-minute, late evening speech Friday from the Texas senator, who quickly rose to prominence following his 2012 election by becoming a thorn in the side of Democrats — and Republican leaders.

"I loved him. I thought he was terrific. Everything he said I agreed with," she said. Her husband termed Cruz "fantastic."

For his part, the senator avoided discussion of what's widely seen as his presidential ambitions — fueled by travel to states that are critical to winning the Republican presidential nomination. Last week's Florida trip served as a de facto audition for the big political donors who can help finance a campaign and the grass roots activists who are critical to winning the state's 29 electoral votes.

He gave Republicans plenty to savor at the Palm Beach County Lincoln Day dinner, declaring that "these are not ordinary times in politics" and criticizing what he said was an "abuse of power" by the Obama administration and a "pattern of lawlessness" by the president.

"Liberty has never been more under assault than it is today," he said. "It seems like President Obama is trying to go down the Bill of Rights and violate each one of them one"

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: cruz; florida; marcorubio; tedcruz

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1 posted on 02/22/2014 7:00:24 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

woo!


2 posted on 02/22/2014 7:00:55 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: SoConPubbie; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


3 posted on 02/22/2014 7:01:08 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
WOOO!


4 posted on 02/22/2014 7:03:36 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I think he declare his candidacy right after the 2014 elections.

Right now he is priming the well.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 7:06:03 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SoConPubbie

I love how they act like he’s hated and unpopular and will never be president.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 7:07:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SoConPubbie

The article isn’t cognizant that nascent political leaders need to tease the early primaries with no intent of really running. This to establish their bona fides and develop interest in their political philosophies. Recognition == Money == influence in your party.

I mean even Newt Gingrich back benched a few years before becoming well known. Cruz’s rise has been nothing but meteoric. Lets hope he’s not burning both ends of the candle.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 7:09:00 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: PoloSec

My God -he is actually saying what we all know to be true. I love this man!


8 posted on 02/22/2014 8:19:30 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SoConPubbie.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 8:46:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruzing with Ted!


10 posted on 02/22/2014 9:03:20 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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I wonder if he visited with Rush Limbaugh while he was in Palm Beach.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 10:54:52 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: SoConPubbie

Go, Ted, Go!


12 posted on 02/22/2014 11:33:59 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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40 great pictures at the kink:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/broward-politics-blog/sfl-ted-cruz-republicans-south-florida-20140221,0,6419018,full.story


13 posted on 02/22/2014 11:39:10 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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