Skip to comments.The Passion Behind Ted Cruz
Posted on 05/11/2014 5:24:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Fleeing Cuba 58 years ago after being beaten and imprisoned, Rafeal Cruz came to Austin, Texas, as a teenager without parents, without fluency in English, and with only $100 to his name. Believing in the American dream, he worked full time through school and learned English to succeed.
Today, with a pleasing accent and demeanor and at 74 years of age, he has become a motivational speaker in high demand with pastors, citizen groups and tea party gatherings. As requests for TX Senator Ted Cruz to speak pour in from across the country, Cruzs father plays a surrogate speaker to his son. Pleasantly surprised, Pastor Cruz finds standing room-only crowds cheering at his authentic and inspiring defense of Americas greatness.
If you want to know more about what makes Ted Cruz tick, meet Pastor Rafeal Cruz in this exclusive, two part video interview with The Daily Caller.
Reflecting on his own hard scrabble life, Rafeal Cruzs emotion overtook him as he watched his sons emerging national role. He told us, I remember almost 2 years ago, when I sat in the Senate chambers, seeing my son being sworn in as U.S. Senator. I couldnt contain the tears from my eyes and all I could think is, Only In America! When I thought 55 years before, I came (to America) with nothing. That is the greatness of America. Horatio Alger stories are a dime a dozen. They are all over the country. People that have achieved their greatest dreams, started with nothing.(continued)
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I love Ted’s father. Listened to the videos and would vote for him.
I see Ted Cruz as the candidate who will take Florida,New Mexico,and Nevada as a start!
Fleeing Cuba 58 years ago after being beaten and imprisoned, Rafeal Cruz came to Austin, Texas, as a teenager...
Whoa! That is a really old “teenager”!
58 years ago, not 58 years old.
I know what the sentence is supposed to say, but the way it is constructed it says that he came to the US as a teenager 58 years after he had been beaten. Writer needs some composition lessons.
Don’t know much about him except he’s great. Imprisoned??
I got to hear him speak Saturday when my son in law graduated from college. Generic speech, but good. Calling for students to defend liberty.
While that’s true, is it wise to give a partisan speech at a graduation?
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