Skip to comments.Run, Ted run: The grassroots effort to draft Ted Cruz for president is underway
Posted on 03/24/2014 10:56:02 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
It was inevitable.
As was the case with Ben Carson, a grassroots effort to draft Sen. Ted Cruz has been launched by those eager to see the Texas Republican and his plainspoken policy prepare for and enter the 2016 White House race. The earlybird political action committee founded by one Raz Shafer - a former Cruz staffer - is on message and succinct.
“It’s time for Americans to kick-start a national campaign to draft Ted Cruz. We can’t sit on the sidelines and allow a repeat of 2008 and 2012. That’s exactly what Hillary Clinton and the Democrats want us to do. It’s also what Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and the rest of the Republican establishment wants,” Mr. Shafer notes in his outreach at, yes, RunTedRun.com which is careful not to appear as anything official.
But the Fort Worth-based conservative is optimistic and eager, and of course there’s a public petition to sign.
“Our goal is to collect 1 million signed petitions this year to serve as the backbone of a campaign that will culminate with Ted Cruz taking the Oath of Office as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. It’s time for conservatives to be proud of their vote again,” they advise.
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Don’t waste your money. NOT going to happen.
AS soon as he gets in, they’re going to smear him. Where they can’t they’ll find out how they can.
Everyone, especially Karl Rove, whom Cruz does not care one whit about, won’t sit well with the narcissist #2, Mr. Rove, BO being #1
:) Old Retired Army Guy is in before me, making my point very nicely
The Cruz campaign will be hit by ‘Birthers’ who claim he isn’t a US natural born citizen...................
It’ll be hit with everything, and yes, that.
I agree, it is a little early. However, they are going to hit him from every angle no matter when he gets in. I’d prefer he wait a while and let the other contenders gaffe, slip up, and collect some of the mud before he actually, officially enters the race.
How do you draft someone for an office he’s already running for?
Only THIS time the MSM will be all on board to ‘help’........................
Nominating Cruz is the easier task. Stopping the left and MSM (where majority of voters get their shallow information) from smearing Cruz is the much harder task. I am afraid it will be a Goldwater size loss.
Palin & Cruz will change the direction of country more than anyone else I can think of. Sadly both are vulnerable in the general.
It is very early. anyone who is in it now is playing games.
It’s three years out.
Not even are we over the midterms. After those, things will change quite a bit.
Lots of changes in leadership, regardless of who is in the majority and where.
Bohner is out, McConnell, Cantor and Rove, Ryan vs Conservatives
By nicely, I meant efficiently, not kindly.
EVERY Republican is vulnerable in the General Election as all the cultural and media entities line up against them every time.
Should we let that be the measure of our candidates?
I think not.
Let's put up our best, whomever that may be (too early to pick) and let the chips fall where they may.
The Jeb Bush supporters are not happy with you. LOL!
The spiritual trajectory of the public will have a lot to do whether Guy turns out to be correct or not.
But I do not see Cruz quitting until he is forced out. It would be wonderful if Cruz made it. A name like that would get a lot of Hispanic Catholic interest (it means Cross in Spanish).
Cruz/Palin? We could do worse.
I’ve jumped in vigorously when a bunch of folks were filthing Jeb Bush on the basis of one mistake. But that did not mean that we cannot find something better.
Primaries are so, so going to matter. To view them as not flexible would be a big mistake.
I’ll write him in either way.
It’s a foregone thing for me.
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