Skip to comments.Hitlery benefits by not announcing run for president until the last minute.(vanity)
Posted on 05/20/2014 9:41:16 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
The Repubs should start running ads against her starting the day after this November's election, whether she has announced by then or not. That may force her to declare early but even if it doesn't the more America sees of her the more America will be repulsed by her, even more than they are now. Just my 2 cents.
Cruz attended high school at Faith West Academy in Katy, Texas, and later graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston as valedictorian in 1988. During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group called the Free Market Education Foundation where Cruz learned about free-market economic philosophers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat and Ludwig von Mises. The program was run by Rolland Storey and Cruz entered the program at the age of 13.
Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992. While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Societys Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship. In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner, David Panton). Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship, making him Princetons highest-ranked debater at the championship. Princetons debate team later named their annual novice championship after Cruz.
Cruzs senior thesis on the separation of powers, titled Clipping the Wings of Angels, draws its inspiration from a passage attributed to President James Madison: If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. Cruz argued that the drafters of the Constitution intended to protect the rights of their constituents, and the last two items in the Bill of Rights offered an explicit stop against an all-powerful state. Cruz wrote: They simply do so from different directions. The Tenth stops new powers, and the Ninth fortifies all other rights, or non-powers.
After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor. While at Harvard Law, Cruz was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. Referring to Cruzs time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant. At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.
Cruz currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Texas Review of Law and Politics.
Cruz served as a law clerk to J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995 and William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States in 1996. Cruz was the first Hispanic to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States.
After Cruz finished his clerkships, he took a position with Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, which is now known as Cooper & Kirk, LLC, from 1997 to 1998.
In 1998, Cruz served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner during Boehners lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation.
Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then-Governor George W. Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform.
Cruz assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devise strategy, and draft pleadings for filing with the Supreme Court of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court, the specific case being Bush v. Gore, during the 2000 Florida presidential recounts, leading to two successful decisions for the Bush team.
After President Bush took office, Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Texas Solicitor General
Appointed to the office of Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Cruz served in that position from 2003 to 2008.
Cruz has authored 70 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court. Cruzs record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress. Cruz has commented on his nine cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court: We ended up year after year arguing some of the biggest cases in the country. There was a degree of serendipity in that, but there was also a concerted effort to seek out and lead conservative fights.
In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by attorneys general of 31 states, which said that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Cruz also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
In addition to his success in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the constitutionality of Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5-4 in Van Orden v. Perry.
In 2004, Cruz was involved in the high-profile case, Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow,  in which Cruz wrote a U.S. Supreme Court brief on behalf of all 50 states which argued that a non-custodial parent does not have standing in court to sue to stop a public school from requiring its students to recite of the Pledge of Allegiance. The Supreme Court upheld the position of Cruzs brief in a 9-0 decision.
Cruz served as lead counsel for the state and successfully defended the multiple litigation challenges to the 2003 Texas congressional redistricting plan in state and federal district courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court, which was decided 5-4 in his favor in League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry.
After leaving the Solicitor General position in 2008, he worked in a private law firm in Houston, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, often representing corporate clients, until he was sworn in a U.S. Senator from Texas in 2013. At Morgan, Lewis, he led the firms U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice.
Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States.
Cruz has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century.
In 2009, while working for Morgan, Lewis, Cruz formed and then abandoned a bid for state attorney general when the incumbent Attorney General Greg Abbott, who hired Cruz as Solicitor General, decided to run for re-election.
I agree. Let the attack ads fall like rain, the sooner the better. Maybe we should start a PAC to run anti-Hillary ads based on the public service interest of having a clean government not run by a proven liar, incompetent, criminal, financial fraudster and unindicted conspirator in the Arkencides of several associates.
Base it all on Alamo Girl’s original research. (Anybody else remember Alamo Girl?)
I’m all in with starting a PAC
That’s what Obama actually did to Romney, while Romney instead foolishly saved much of his campaign funds for a last-minute surge, when the independents had already made up their minds about him.
The problem with doing this to Hillary though is that she’s been on the national stage for 20+ years now. Almost everyone already has an opinion of her, and it’s going to hard to change unless we find more skeletons in her closet.
Benghazi and Boko Haram have already hurt her quite a bit.
The Dems are already actively campaigning against Christie with their media (though I never thought he was a serious contender anyway); they are in campaign mode 24/7, year-round.
I've seen and heard all I want of her. She should ALREADY be in prison. When will SOMEBODY get the ball rolling to lock her behind in jail?
Part of this were the stupid campaign finance rules, that prevented the RNC from spending money before the convention, if I recall correctly. That's one reason that they smartly are moving the Convention to June this year.
Meanwhile, we'll be so fed up because we're forcefed Christie, Jeb, PaulRyan, or another backstabber, we'll say "*crew it" and let the ptb be stuck with the nation in collapse.
I wish he'd had the instincts to present, for instance, a balanced vision, when others outside the US are trying to unravel the damage done by the coup in the Ukraine. I also wish he had made some kind of statement linking the flow of arms to "freedom fighters" in Libya to the armed nutcases kidnapping and killing at will in Nigeria.
I disagree. I think she will be an easy candidate to beat, and would probably become more brain damaged before a (heaven forbid) first term is over.
“I’ve seen and heard all I want of her. She should ALREADY be in prison. When will SOMEBODY get the ball rolling to lock her behind in jail?”
At this point don’t expect any perps fromthe left to face justice; it isn’t going to happen. The scary thing (after the 2012 election) is that the Dems have proven they can basically push anyone across the finish line with their media. Unless the Republicans have their own media by 2016, they shouldn’t bother running a candidate.