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Video: Yes, Ted Cruz just put out what looks like a presidential campaign ad
Hotair ^ | 03/28/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 03/28/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via the Examiner, you can thank Ben Howe for producing this. Is it a presidential campaign teaser? The last line, borrowing Obama’s campaign slogan from 2008, seems freighted with extra significance. I’d never seen something like this from Cruz before either. At first blush, I thought maybe it was his way of stealing a little thunder from Rand Paul’s overt presidential maneuvering lately. Here’s Cruz reminding conservatives that Rand won’t be the only game in town next year.

But after looking through his campaign YouTube account, I realize I’m wrong. Cruz has released at least two ads similar to this one since being elected to the Senate, one last October right after the shutdown ended and another a week before Christmas. Maybe this is just something that politicians with big followings, who may or may not run for national office soon, do now in the age of viral media. Every once in a while they’ll put an ad online for no specific reason beyond polishing their brand and giving their supporters something to share on Facebook and Twitter. Coke and Pepsi don’t advertise only when they’re planning to release a new product; advertising is a constant for major companies, and now that ads can be produced and disseminated cheaply, it’s probably a constant for savvy pols too. Or rather, will be a constant: I checked Elizabeth Warren’s campaign YouTube account, figuring that she’s the closest thing on the left to a Cruz analogue as a grassroots hero who recently joined the Senate, and found that it hasn’t been updated since she was elected. Maybe that’ll change — or maybe the fact that Cruz is doing this and she isn’t really is a sign of which of them is more serious about running for president. Hmmmm.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: benhowe; elizabethwarren; facebook; massachusetts; tedcruz; texas; twitter; youtube
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1 posted on 03/28/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m all in.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 1:36:43 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish Ted and Rand would get together and decide which one is going to be the pres and which one is going to be the vice pres and run together. It would wipe all the other wannabes out of the race and keep the media from choosing our candidate for the third time.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 1:40:01 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: SeekAndFind

you can bet Cruz is not a GOPe favorite and as such he would have to run a miraculous grassroots fundraising campaign.

not impossible though.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 1:40:45 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Paul, Cruz, Palin - All people I will happily vote for.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 1:41:32 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m in, I think he’s great!


6 posted on 03/28/2014 1:43:24 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: DallasDeb

Hear, hear.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 1:43:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 1:44:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: DallasDeb

Same here.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Sen. Cruz is serious about this, he has my support.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 1:45:26 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; ...

Outfreepingstanding!! Go, Ted, GO!!


11 posted on 03/28/2014 1:45:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m in.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 1:47:53 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jim Robinson

I don’t think we’ve seen this kind of communication/campaign strength (on our side) in 30 years.

Without a hint of political feet of clay, or a personal weakness.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 1:53:05 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: kingattax

Got a recorded call from Cruz a couple of days ago. He did a nice job, but I believe it was for the Congressional/Senate Conservative PAC. Did any of you get the call?


14 posted on 03/28/2014 1:57:01 PM PDT by WHATNEXT?
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To: WHATNEXT?

no


15 posted on 03/28/2014 1:58:28 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Notice that even with all the power and intensity in his delivery, he never frowns or scowls. He is not angry. He is at peace with himself in this fight.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
17 posted on 03/28/2014 1:59:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a man deserving support. He has mine.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 2:00:10 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Jim Robinson; SeekAndFind
Outfreepingstanding!! Go, Ted, GO!!

YES!

19 posted on 03/28/2014 2:00:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Run, Ted, run.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 2:00:52 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Jim Robinson
I love this, too.

B T T T ! ! ! ©

21 posted on 03/28/2014 2:05:28 PM PDT 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: kingattax

If Cruz ran, I’m certain his father would be a GREAT fundraiser for him! People LOVE him, too!


22 posted on 03/28/2014 2:07:24 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: DallasDeb
I wish Ted and Rand would get together and decide which one is going to be pres and which one is going to be vice pres and run together

That's about the only chance we'll have of cleaning out the DC sewage that's built up over the years. They don't agree on everything, but if they put their minds and their constituencies together problems just might get solved.

23 posted on 03/28/2014 2:13:57 PM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind

As soon as Cruz announces he’s my candidate.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 2:17:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now THAT is a guy that needs to be president!


25 posted on 03/28/2014 2:21:32 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: kingattax
No, he is definitely not a favorite of the GOP.... and they can get on board or go down in flames.

At this point the GOP is a the greater threat to freedom than the democrats. They are the party of defeatism and self preserving cronyism, plain and simple.

26 posted on 03/28/2014 2:26:34 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: arderkrag

quote “Paul, Cruz, Palin - All people I will happily vote for.”

I 2nd that!


27 posted on 03/28/2014 2:28:07 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: right way right

boehner is the poster-boy for the GOPe buttclowns

i agree with you. these goons are just as much enemies of our republic as the harry reid/nutty nan gang.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 2:32:39 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh yeah fer sue, Cruz is Da’ Man!

He’s make a great President


29 posted on 03/28/2014 2:34:43 PM PDT by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: arderkrag
I'm not in Paul's corner, don't want him to ever be President.

Cruz, Palin, Lee are at the top of the Tea Party/Conservative field.

30 posted on 03/28/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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Bookmarking


31 posted on 03/28/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nice ad. I’d gladly support Cruz. Mike Pence, also.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 2:38:37 PM PDT by llmc1
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To: WHATNEXT?

He did a nice job, but I believe it was for the Congressional/Senate Conservative PAC.

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Was it that unclear that you didn’t catch what it was far?


33 posted on 03/28/2014 2:44:59 PM PDT by deport
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To: arderkrag

They could flip a coin.


34 posted on 03/28/2014 2:48:21 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: SeekAndFind

Please Ted...don’t do anything that won’t allow us to respect you in the morning.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 2:53:20 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Jim Robinson

What you said!


36 posted on 03/28/2014 3:09:38 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It was one of the best “intros” into a presidential run that I’ve ever seen! GO, TED, GO!!!


37 posted on 03/28/2014 3:20:33 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: SeekAndFind

What an ad...Go Ted Go...


38 posted on 03/28/2014 3:27:29 PM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: SeekAndFind

He has my vote if he runs!


39 posted on 03/28/2014 3:42:16 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: Jim Robinson



40 posted on 03/28/2014 3:49:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Syncro

I’m with you re: Rand Paul. He is a pseudo-conservative and not to be trusted.

Sure hope Ted Cruz is the real deal.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 3:55:11 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

My fellow Texan will surely have my vote!


42 posted on 03/28/2014 4:05:17 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Oh, yeah...it does look like it indeed. :-)

Direct youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Fk5Ga6wCM

43 posted on 03/28/2014 6:10:50 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes Ted Cruz, a clear choice for me!


44 posted on 03/28/2014 6:14:58 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

Sarah did one too.


45 posted on 03/28/2014 6:16:26 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Just watched the ad. It’s amazing, How I wish we could have him as our nominee. We’d crush. We’d crush. Everyone would know it. Thus our enemy in 2016 is the GOPe and their media.


46 posted on 03/28/2014 6:21:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Jim Robinson

Buuuuump!


47 posted on 03/28/2014 7:04:47 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: SeekAndFind

Whoot!!


48 posted on 03/28/2014 8:29:55 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was at the DC March for Jobs at the 1:10 mark and stood just left of the camera’s view. It was hotter than heck that day, but it was worth every drop of perspiration to hear the inspiration from Cruz and the other speakers.

Cruz is what our country needs. Praying 2 Chronicles 7:14 for nation.


49 posted on 03/28/2014 9:32:14 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: lonevoice

Thank you for the direct link.

“Yes We Can”


50 posted on 03/29/2014 8:06:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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