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Republican Cruz puts Clinton odds of White House win at 40 percent
Reuters ^ | 02/27/2014 | Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 02/27/2014 1:38:05 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a Tea Party favorite seen as a potential 2016 presidential contender, on Thursday put Democrat Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the White House at 40 percent.

"The media thinks she is unstoppable, but they also thought she was unstoppable in the 2008 Democratic primary," which Barack Obama won en route to the White House, Cruz said of the former secretary of state and wife of two-term U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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Cruz, who spoke at a Politico Playbook Breakfast, was pressed by moderator Mike Allen on whether he planned to run for the presidency.

"It's premature," the Texas Republican said.

But Cruz said Republicans would stand a better chance of capturing the White House if they put forward a conservative, rather than moderate, candidate.

"Let's look at the last 40 years," Cruz said. "Every single time Republicans have nominated a presidential candidate who ran as a strong conservative, we won. And every time we have nominated a candidate who ran as an establishment moderate, we lost."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hillaryclinton; mikeallen; mikealleno; tedcruz; texas
Run Ted, Run.

He's our only hope of defeating the hildebeast.

1 posted on 02/27/2014 1:38:05 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

My sentiments, too. He is the only hope I see right now.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 1:39:36 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If she wins, the country will not recover in my lifetime. As it is it will be a long hard road.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 1:43:10 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
President Hillary Clinton??

Now where, o where, was that FABULOUS "barf" graphic???
It is MUCHLY needed here.

4 posted on 02/27/2014 1:44:12 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’s right. My first choice is Cruz, then Rand, then Huckabee, then Allen West, then Trump.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 1:46:38 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Let's look at the last 40 years," Cruz said. "Every single time Republicans have nominated a presidential candidate who ran as a strong conservative, we won. And every time we have nominated a candidate who ran as an establishment moderate, we lost."

Well, Bush II ran as a conservative, but he governed as a moderate.

6 posted on 02/27/2014 1:46:45 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He should of said, ‘47% chance of winning’. That would get those fools undies in a knot.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 1:47:14 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: DonaldC

If she wins, the country will not recover in my lifetime. As it is it will be a long hard road.

As long as we hold the House and gain the senate and KEEP it for 8 years (if she is President for two terms) then we should be ok. The only thing that Obama has done in almost 6 years is pass the Obamacare and remember that we did not have the Senator or House at the time. Had we had both there is no way we would have ACA/Obamacare...NO WAY! Heck if we didn’t do so poorly in 2008 and lost the Senate as badly, we wouldn’t have had Obamacare....they had just the number of Senators needed to pass Obamacare...one or two less and there would be no Obamacare. We need to ensure whoever is President that we keep and gain Senate Seats and keep and gain the House. Obama has passed NOTHING because of the House!!! keep that in mind.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 1:47:45 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Mia T

Run, Hillaryous, run.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 1:51:14 PM PST by PGalt
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IMHO, nowadays, their names are either Ted Cruz OR Sarah Palin.

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10 posted on 02/27/2014 1:51:22 PM PST 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: napscoordinator

Not sure what the house has done to oppose Obama


11 posted on 02/27/2014 1:55:17 PM PST by stanne
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think one can easily tie Hillary to Obamacare. Hopefully that will be just enough of an anchor. Remember she started this thing with her behind the doors secret meetings when Bill was President. Then again the GOPe may decide that is out of bounds and not to be spoken about.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 1:56:30 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Responsibility2nd

I do love what he’s doing and I hope he doesn’t quit the Senate to run for POTUS, but instead becomes Senate Majority Leader.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 1:56:35 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: stanne

agreed. They have tossed a bone or two to the base but otherwise have nowhere near flexed their power.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 1:59:24 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: GBA

That’s fine, but then who is your choice for a conservative nominee?


15 posted on 02/27/2014 2:01:34 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m afraid Cruz is wrong. I don’t know if there are any Republican canadidates that are popular enough to defeat her and she’s very popular with the d’RATs.
As Mitt Romney said: ‘If you want free stuff then vote for the other guy’, so most Americans, and illegals did.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 2:03:05 PM PST by Vinylly
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t see her health making it through the primaries even if she is unopposed.

Her window of opportunity has closed.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 2:04:07 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

They would grovel in the presence of Hillary as wpuld a majority republican senate a super majority even

The only good news is that Cruz knows that better than we do and he cares

Pray


18 posted on 02/27/2014 2:04:45 PM PST by stanne
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To: Responsibility2nd
Let me see...Not a difficult decision!
19 posted on 02/27/2014 2:07:52 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Responsibility2nd

More like 75%.

Underestimate and lose big.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 2:08:53 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Responsibility2nd

I know people who love Hillary. Even they don’t know why.

We need to do more proof about Obama’s phony BC. Because we need to get the argument out there that McCain could run because his parents were American, and Cruz had one American parent, but that Obama, born elsewhere, had no way to receive an American citizenship. His father was Kenyan and his mother was too young to confer it.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 2:12:09 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: stanne

At the very least, the madness of the first two years was stopped or slowed. Trillion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd Frank. I don’t give this congressional leadership good marks on anything, but by getting the majority, the madness was slowed down. Imagine a Pelosi house for the last three years. We would have had much more spending, much higher taxes, more comprehensive bills. Probably another giant stimulus to hand more money to union bosses. We have an element of restraint now on legislative matters.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 2:24:04 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: napscoordinator

My understanding is if Reid had seated Scott Brown, as he should have, then we wouldn’t have Obamacare.

One thing you can say...from their point of view ... they did what they had to do..and figured they’d deal with the fallout with the help of the media.

Converting a free people into slaves isn’t pretty.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 2:26:53 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: ilgipper

Well...ok.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 2:31:50 PM PST by stanne
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To: onyx

Reagan was an exceptional person and public administrator. I experienced his unusual ability to make decisions many times when he was Governor of California. I wasn’t overjoyed with his going with Bush1 as V.P. but I can understand the need to get the Eastern and I believe the bankers/establishment not to scuttle his nomination. There were a few actions that stuck in my throat but he was far beyond any POTUSA since my voting days after WWII service.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 2:34:56 PM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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To: onyx

You are on a roll!!!!!!!


26 posted on 02/27/2014 2:54:15 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't have a choice yet for the election in 2016. The closest I've come to wanting to vote for someone is Scott Walker.

However, I've heard, but not verified, that Scott Walker is a supporter of Common Core. That is a deal breaker.

I've also heard that he is a supporter of immigration reform. Well, who isn't? But what does that mean?

There is only one form of immigration reform I'm for and that is upholding the Constitutional mandate and enforcing the law regarding immigration.

27 posted on 02/27/2014 3:13:59 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That means 60% odds of her losing. RUN TED RUN!


28 posted on 02/27/2014 3:21:02 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: LibLieSlayer

LOL.
Yeah, sort of.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 3:22:32 PM PST 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: noinfringers2

He was awesome and I say this as a third generation native of San Diego. I agree with you regarding his selection of GHWB.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 3:25:07 PM PST 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: stanne

Not sure what the house has done to oppose Obama

They voted to get rid of it 43 times, but of course the Senate won’t do anything with it.


31 posted on 02/27/2014 4:17:32 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: GBA

“I hope he doesn’t quit the Senate to run for POTUS, but instead becomes Senate Majority Leader.”

The Senate is like a union in that seniority trumps everything else. Making a junior a party head is truly unthinkable for them.

At one point I was going to quit my job and go back to school on my own nickel for a PhD degree in Industrial psychology. I figured if I did nothing else for 18 months I’d do it. But a recent PhD grad in the program said, “Your major proff spent seven years getting his and he’ll damn well not let anybody else get one without paying the same dues. The senate is like that. We got John McCain and Bob Dole as candidates because they’d paid their dues and it was now their turn. How else can you explain such poor candidates?

The Senate is like a bucket of crabs; the others pull back the one trying to escape.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 4:31:51 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: griswold3

He should have said No chance after leaving over 40 men to die in Benghazi and then lying to the family members in front of the coffins about the cause.


33 posted on 02/27/2014 4:50:56 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Vinylly; Responsibility2nd
I’m afraid Cruz is wrong. I don’t know if there are any Republican canadidates that are popular enough to defeat her and she’s very popular with the d’RATs. As Mitt Romney said: ‘If you want free stuff then vote for the other guy’, so most Americans, and illegals did.

Based on what evidence?

Nonsense post of the day.
34 posted on 02/27/2014 6:48:22 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Gen.Blather
How else can you explain such poor candidates?

Based on observation and experience, I now tend to think outside the normal/common view of "two" party box.

Philosophically, I've learned to see the demonrats and the GOPe rinos as two sides of the same marxist coin and those who control the illusion "win" regardless of which party's candidates take office.

Whether we run with one or we mosey with the other, we never stop progressing to their socialist goal line and societal transformation.

This used to scare me quite a bit and I had many sleepless nights as a result, but I've read enough now to see our situation as part of the last chapter of the story we were born into.

35 posted on 02/27/2014 7:08:48 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hillary has even MORE baggage to drag around now; gathered in the last six years since 2008! Her record as SoS shows zero successes, unless you count traveling around a million miles on the taxpayers’ money. She’s disgusting and I think Cruz is being lienient by saying 40%. Sentient citizens are sick of the Clintons!


36 posted on 02/27/2014 7:17:58 PM PST by octex
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To: Aria

But the conversion is with the slaves’ joyful consent.


37 posted on 02/27/2014 9:02:32 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.

A slight majority....who had been lied to repeatedly and didn’t have the survival sense to heed the screeching warning alarms.


38 posted on 02/27/2014 9:44:44 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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