Skip to comments.What a Ted Cruz victory would mean
Posted on 07/30/2012 3:01:07 PM PDT by South40
Eighteen months ago, Ted Cruz was a starry-eyed Texas Republican with long-shot hopes of becoming a United States senator. On Tuesday, the former state solicitor general looks headed to an unlikely runoff victory over Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, win that would defy the power of the states GOP establishment.
So how did Cruz stay competitive and even climb into what looks like the drivers seat? He leveraged national acclaim from conservatives like Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and George Will into strong local tea party support, winning an impressive 34 percent of the primary vote and forcing a runoff against Dewhurst, who took 45 percent in the late May election.
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voting in Houston (Harris County) on the GOP side is WAYYYYYY up over two and four years ago.
I think the intensity factor is very, very strong here.
People are responding to a serious conservative candidate!
Why the hell the national GOP can’t see this, is, incidentally beyond me.....
I’m sick of Dewhurst’s over the top, negative attack ads. I’m voting for Cruz just to stick it to Dewhurst. If that’s the man’s idea of campaigning, I don’t want to take a chance on him representing our state in the Senate.
Ted Cruz and the other conservative turks across the country recognize the old USA needs a makeover from both the Rinos, Obama and his Democrat Party. Fact is Texas voters know that the RINOs, Obama and the Democrat Party are truly the destroyers of our freedom, liberty and opportunity!!! When Cruz wins tomorrow evening, handily, you are looking at the next elected Texas senator, period!!! When Texas casts its vote on November 6, 2012, Obama will lose the state by ten to fifteen points and take scores of dead beat, anti-American Democrats with him, thank God!!!
George Will is a conservative???
This article did not even mention Sarah Palin, but one picture is worth a million wapo words.
Oh, they see it. But Conservatism is not part of the GOP's agenda. It's all about helping Soros and friends form a NWO run by them with the little people managed at the individual level by state fostered islam.
They want control, and the Tea Party just messed up their plans to rule ze verld.
It means a little more fear in the hearts of the entrenched GOPe that they may not be safe in those trenches any more.
“By contrast, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) ran a lackluster operation which was...plagued by a record that enraged conservatives.”
And Dewhurst was Perry’s bitch in the State Senate. That also ENRAGED CONSERVATIVES, for Perry was far from one.
A Texan here - if he does not win BIG, I will be very surprised!!!
George Will? LOL!
Heh! I was wondering the same thing... He is a Republican media stand-in for Conservative thought. Unfortunately, he has had very few thoughts that are representative of a Conservative.
Just another news fellow trying to make a living pretending to be something he is not.
The caption did.
Yes, the mention of George Will as a conservative was humorous at best.
Actually the article did mention Sarah (3rd line down).
And hes proving to be a great closer. He outraised Dewhurst more than 3-1 during the first third of the month, spurred Sarah Palin and DeMint to stump in the state for him last Friday and never lost the confidence of the anti-tax Club For Growth, which has spent $5.5 million on independent expenditures to help him win.
It didn't mention Mark Levin or Sean Hannity either
Support from Sarah did not hurt a thing.
That picture was worth more than the whole rest of the article. That’s what I meant.
You’re right. I missed it. Thanks.
It means Cruz is the next senator from Texas. That’s what it means. Yet another headache for Mitch McConnell. And one more vote for new leadership in the senate.
I am not kidding. As I was writing this, I just got another....ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's to Cruz' victory on Tuesday and Dewhurst going back to Austin to service Perry's cronies.
What a Ted Cruz victory would mean is that Texans finally had a chance to vote for a Conservative in a National election.
It has long been an irritant that by the time I get to vote, the national candidates have already been decided and my choice is no longer viable. The biggest and one of the most conservative states (gotta leave room for Oklahoma) has not had a say in the selection of a presidential candidate in the last two election cycles.
BTW, Rick Perry was a nose-holding choice for Governor for many of us; we did not want a Washingtonian Rino to return to Texas as Governor and tell us how they do it up there.
Our fence line is almost a mile long on a highly traveled road and it is loaded with Cruz signs...
And "Dirty" Dan Patrick is officially kicked out of the T.E.A. Party!
Oh well I’m not broke yet.
It means Cruz is the next senator from Texas. Thats what it means. Yet another headache for Mitch McConnell. And one more vote for new leadership in the senate.
Good its time to run his pasty faced old arse outta office before he can’t remember his address either. And he can take McCain and Graham with him.
“...Cruz is the next senator from Texas......another headache for Mitch McConnell.... one more vote for new leadership in the senate.”
Hear, Hear!! Right on the money on all counts, cotton.
Tomorrow, Texas for Cruz. Next week, Missouri for Sarah Steelman. Now, that would be a really great week.
I wonder what’s wrong with me. I voted in the primary (and the runoff). but the only ad I’ve seen was a single Dewhurst mailer about Cruz being a trial lawyer(kind of makes you wonder what kind of lawyer Dewhurst thinks is a good kind of lawyer).
Nobody calls, almost nobody mails me things, and I haven’t seen or heard a single political ad (nor any other ad since I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio).
I know how Rodney Dangerfield felt.
The gop/e do not want to hear about it... they do not want to talk about it and if forced to... they will repeat the boehner line of, “We have heard you loud and clear... we know that we messed up but we will do better this time”.
Oh they can see it; they just don't like it.
Why do you think the National GOP wants conservative candidates? George Bush and Karl Rove fought for the moderate over the conservative in every single Senate primary. Why would they change?
That crazy radio ad here Dan Patrick yells at Ted Cruz, then tells Ted Cruz not to yell at him just drove me nuts.
I have seen lots of Ted Cruz signs in my area and not one David Dewhurst sign.
I’ll be voting on my lunchbreak tomorrow.
“I wonder whats wrong with me. I voted in the primary (and the runoff). but the only ad Ive seen was a single Dewhurst mailer about Cruz being a trial lawyer(kind of makes you wonder what kind of lawyer Dewhurst thinks is a good kind of lawyer).
Nobody calls, almost nobody mails me things, and I havent seen or heard a single political ad (nor any other ad since I dont watch TV or listen to the radio).
I know how Rodney Dangerfield felt.”
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Wonder if there is such a thing as a Texas gene...’cause I thinks I haz it.
And hopefully, Durant in Michigan!
To both sides....F 'em.
Also kind of hard to to tell a recording of Dewhurst's 3rd cousin once removed that I want to be on their "No Call List"