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4 reasons why Ted Cruz could beat Hillary Clinton in 2016
Examiner ^ | June 13, 2014 | Marv Dumon

Posted on 06/13/2014 6:08:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

The liberal media has been demonizing U.S. senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) ever since the Cuban-American got elected to congress. However, the Tea Party crusader is a formidable opponent for any Democrat presidential nominee, including Hillary Clinton.

Here are four reasons why Ted Cruz could win the White House in the 2016 elections.

1. Great Orator

Like Barack Obama, Cruz is a former lawyer. Go on YouTube and watch the junior senator on the speaking circuit. He's a tremendous orator, and a charismatic speaker who gives his audience plenty of enthusiasm. He also maintains his wits when heckled by protestors and pro-Obama supporters.

During campaign season, the Tea Party reformist will be extremely capable to hold his own when doing interviews with the leftist media.

2. Outstanding Education

Liberals and journalists may question Cruz on stances regarding social and policy issues, but they have to respect his intellectual brilliance. The senator from Texas was a national debating champion in his early 20s. He graduated with distinction from Princeton and Harvard Law.

Cruz's debating skills is evident while on the speaking circuit. He has also represented cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, which means he can't be pushed around by false logic and unreasonable arguments.

3. Principled Views

Barack Obama's views usually "evolve" to accomodate political polling. However, Ted Cruz offers a fresh alternative to flip-flopping by making principled stands. This may appeal to independent voters and moderate Democrats who are sick of D.C. politicians obfuscating the truth.

With Cruz, you get a consistent brand: conservative, low taxes, pro-job growth, small government, strong military, constitutionalist, and Reaganite.

4. American Exceptionalism

Finally, Ted Cruz wholeheartedly believes in American Exceptionalism -- a concept that's alien to Obama, though the latter pays lip service to it. As a well-defined brand, Cruz could energize mainstream voters who are growing tired of government abuses, waste,

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

 

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan

 

"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

 

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

 

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

 


1 posted on 06/13/2014 6:08:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Mountain Mary; MountainDad; aposiopetic; crazycatlady; killermosquito; tpmintx; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 06/13/2014 6:08:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
The issue with good people like Ted and Sarah would be that the old school will throw 350 million in the primaries to knock them out with ads and in general the press will report people like Ted are crazy and evil over and over and over again.
Cruz or Palin must make their own moments and build their own momentum despite a liberal sphere against them.
3 posted on 06/13/2014 6:12:03 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I thought Cruz was ineligible.

Millions are deluded by the Clinton Mystique. No matter how bad they cheat, lie, etc., they give the impression of “everything for free!” A hard message to defeat.

Do you think will slow down the DC Gravy Train with $17.5 trillion borrowed already. And growing??

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/subprime-states-of-america-17-6-trillion-in-debt-and-subprime-lending-drives-spending/


4 posted on 06/13/2014 6:13:23 PM PDT by MRourke85
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To: SoConPubbie

Unfortunately 60 million traitorous or flatlined voters don’t give a crap about the ethical and patriotic qualities of Ted Cruz. They only wants to know what free stuff he gonna be gibin em.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: MRourke85
I thought Cruz was ineligible.

Nope.

It's an urban myth that Cruz is not a "Natural Born Citizen".

Nothing in the US Constitution, US Law, or US Supreme Court ruling describes or requires NBC as requiring two US Citizen parents at point of birth in order for someone to be NBC.
6 posted on 06/13/2014 6:16:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: MRourke85

I love Cruz. If we are going to lose in 16’ I would be happy to lose with him. Don’t think it will happen. If he were to lose we would at least get our point across. I could never understand why loser Romney could not blurt out: “Good luck getting a job.”


7 posted on 06/13/2014 6:18:36 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Carl Vehse
Unfortunately 60 million traitorous or flatlined voters don’t give a crap about the ethical and patriotic qualities of Ted Cruz. They only wants to know what free stuff he gonna be gibin em.

You don't mind if we don't curl up in the corner with you and give up all hope while we fight on for a conservative winner to become POTUS do you?
8 posted on 06/13/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Any POTUS election is pretty straightforward these days.
The Democrat “blue wall” (states that have gone Dem POTUS 6 consecutive times or more) is at 242. It’s very unlikely any of those states will flip. Baraq held the blue wall with 8% unemployment, $4 gas, surging food prices and trillion dollar deficits.

Basically all the Dems need to do above that is Florida or Ohio.
When you figure they can spend essentially their entire campaign budget there, and throw in some successful cheatin’ as we’ve seen in 2012, it’s a formidable challenge.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 6:19:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Next: Did Dole, McLame, and Romney do anything to distinguish themselves as losers?


10 posted on 06/13/2014 6:19:46 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: nascarnation
Any POTUS election is pretty straightforward these days. The Democrat “blue wall” (states that have gone Dem POTUS 6 consecutive times or more) is at 242. It’s very unlikely any of those states will flip. Baraq held the blue wall with 8% unemployment, $4 gas, surging food prices and trillion dollar deficits.

It was also unlikely when Reagan came along, and yet still, with an intelligent, sincere conservative message, he won two landslide elections even starting back 30%+ to Carter in the polls.
11 posted on 06/13/2014 6:20:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: MRourke85

I have four reasons.
1. He’s Ted Cruz and not Hillary Clinton.
2. He’s Ted Cruz and not Hillary Clinton.
3. He’s Ted Cruz and not Hillary Clinton.
4. He’s Ted Cruz and not Hillary Clinton.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 6:31:18 PM PDT by katwoman5779
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To: SoConPubbie

4 + dozens more...

I bet Cruz can attract more voters than the MSM and pundits are willing to acknowledge.

Thanks for the ongoing Cruz pings.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 6:32:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I agree.

If Hillary runs she wins but Cruz will put up a much better fight than anyone else the GOP will nominate.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 6:33:53 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: SoConPubbie

http://www.runtedrun.com


15 posted on 06/13/2014 6:35:48 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: SoConPubbie

bttt


16 posted on 06/13/2014 6:36:06 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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To: MRourke85

Cruz’s mother was a US citizen at the time of his birth. So that makes him a natural born citizen (nbc).

And personally, at this point, I couldn’t give a rat’s a** if he was, or wasn’t an nbc., an C.

I would vote for him over ANY demoCRAP, especially Clinton.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 6:39:07 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: MRourke85

Why in the world would Cruz be ineligible?


18 posted on 06/13/2014 6:42:22 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: MRourke85

“I thought Cruz was ineligible.”
______________________________________________
So what? So was Obumbo, but he is POTUS.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 6:55:19 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: SoConPubbie; All

I’ll add one more:

“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an IRATE, TIRELESS MINORITY, keen on setting brushfires of FREEDOM in the minds of men.” by Samuel Adams

To me .. this is what the Tea Party movement is all about.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 7:13:01 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: SoConPubbie

BEAT Hillary?

War on women!!


21 posted on 06/13/2014 7:16:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz stands no chance. Doesn’t mean I don’t like him or some of what he says, but he will get slaughtered. The Tea Party, as determined as we are, can’t even stop a Lindsey Graham. Yeah, I know Cantor was defeated and the Tea Party is strong in TX. But that comes nowhere close to a National mandate or win. We are a strong ... minority. Cruz will appeal only to us. It would be a Clinton landslide and that is assuming ... a BIG assumption ... that he can get the nomination. Toss in the GOPe will eviscerate him on a National level and, well ... no.

Not an attack on Cruz, just the facts.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 7:27:51 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoConPubbie; All

I noticed that the article mentions the fact that Cruz was a former lawyer, and that he had appeared before the Supreme Court.

However, there’s a little more info to be added to that: Some of you already know that Ted Cruz was the Solicitor General of Texas when Bush ran for the WH in 2000. Because of that position, Ted Cruz was the person who went before the Supreme Court to argue in the Bush v. Gore case. It was Cruz’s legal brilliance and thorough knowledge of the Constitution that allowed Bush to prevail in the election.

Now you know why the dems HATE him .. and why the McCain group calls him names. I cured the McCain group though, when they sent me a request for a donation - I sent them a note back - SORRY, I’VE ALREADY SIGNED UP WITH “WHACKO-BIRD” - which is the snarky name McCain gave to Cruz because Cruz wouldn’t bow to the senior senators’ request that Cruz sit down and shut up.

And .. this is why I am supporting Cruz.

If Ted debated Hillary .. he would leave her stammering and blubbering.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 7:28:42 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: SoConPubbie

5. Since Ronald Reagan (excepting George HW Bush) the voters have given each party, in turn, two terms. They have seemed to tire of one party after 8 years and turn to the other.
It seems pretty clear that the public has had enough `hope and change’ from the Democrats, so the only way I can see the GOP losing is if they nominate another tired McCain, Romney clone—like Bush the Turd, I mean, third.
This election is the GOP-e’s to lose and, knowing them as we do, they just might be able to pull off a loss.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 7:46:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SoConPubbie

I absolutely love Cruz! And I get a thrill up my leg when he talks all conservative. Seriously, the reason Cruz can win is that HE DOE NOT ACCEPT liberal premises of dems or the media. For too long, republican candidates have acceded to liberal premises and adopted their lexicon. Cruz will turn it around on them. For example, what is more “extreme” — getting people off of the government dole, or encouraging ever greater numbers of Americans to get on food stamps and other entitlement programs. I submit it is more extreme, and stupid, to get more people dependent on their neighbors for support. Similarly, what is more “extreme” — building pipelines to safely transport oil to refineries, thus improving our standard of living, or remaining dependent on Middle East oil, even as the whole area descends into chaos? Hmmm?

The other intangible people are not considering is that people are starved for true leadership. Hillary has exhibited the antithesis of leadership. Cruz will consistently and forcefully lay out a vision for a better and more prosperous America. It will be compelling.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 7:49:51 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: SoConPubbie

That’s a solid list.


26 posted on 06/13/2014 7:51:13 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: SoConPubbie
Unfortunately 60 million traitorous or flatlined voters don’t give a crap about the ethical and patriotic qualities of Ted Cruz. They only wants to know what free stuff he gonna be gibin em.

"You don't mind if we don't curl up in the corner with you and give up all hope while we fight on for a conservative winner to become POTUS do you?"

Who said anything about giving up?!? One just needs to determine how to reduce the probability of a significant number of these flatlined traitors voting.

27 posted on 06/13/2014 8:31:32 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: RIghtwardHo
Not an attack on Cruz, just the facts.

Nope, just an opinion, and a wrong one at that.
28 posted on 06/13/2014 8:46:26 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
I would love to see Ted Cruz debate Hillary Clinton. Candy Crowley won't be able to help this time. How about VP? You guessed it:


29 posted on 06/13/2014 11:08:32 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

that’s exactly where I am...if we must lose, which is likely, due to the voter fraud among other things...but we should do so in a principled way.


30 posted on 06/14/2014 5:36:30 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: DIRTYSECRET

If I lose I want to lose fighting, not surrendering on issues and principle until the voters can’t distinguish between the Republicans and democrats and vote for the real socialist instead of the me too socialist. If a clear difference is presented I believe “Conservatism” will win. I don’t believe we will find anyone more capable of delivering the Conservative message than Senator Cruz.


31 posted on 06/14/2014 7:28:59 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Art in Idaho

From your great graphic to the nation’s ears and voting fingers.


32 posted on 06/14/2014 1:10:18 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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