Skip to comments.Cruz signs copy of Communist Manifesto for Young Man but adds a blunt message
Posted on 04/29/2016 8:01:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Someone showed up at a Ted Cruz event in Elkhart, Indiana today with a copy of the Communist Manifesto. According to a reporter for the Texas Tribune, the kid, who looked like he could be a college student, asked Cruz to sign his “economic textbook.”
A young man asks Ted Cruz to sign his "economic textbook."
"That… would be the Communist Manifesto," Cruz says, realizing the prank.
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) April 28, 2016
Video of the encounter published by WSBT22 shows Cruz paused and said, “You know what, I’ll sign it as well.” The college kid replied, “Ah, you have a good sense of humor.” Here is the note Cruz added to the book:
A young man asked @SenTedCruz to sign a copy of the Communist Manifesto as a joke. Here's what Cruz wrote. pic.twitter.com/8VW5H2XHOb
— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) April 28, 2016
After handing the book back, Cruz turned to the press, “There you go and for the record the note I wrote on the Communist Manifesto is ‘Millions have suffered because of this.’ Turning back to the student he added, “And I note this as the son of a Cuban immigrant whose family has seen first hand just exactly what Communism has rendered. Cruz then shook the young man’s hand and thanked him for coming out to the rally.
Kudos to Cruz for not falling for the prank and handling it well. You can be sure that if he hadn’t noticed what this was and signed it with something anodyne like ‘Thanks for your support!’ the left would have been giddy over it.
Every now & again, sCruz does something right. This is one of those times.
I’m not now officially a Cruz fan but that was pretty quick of him to catch the prank. With a lot else going on at the time I’m sure, it would have been easy to miss.
I’d expect any candidate to write a similar sentiment. Still doesn’t make him electable.
Yes, I agree. Quick thinking and alert. I wish he were as alert in picking up what voters already have shown.
YUp. Give him credit. I wouldn’t be so civilized if I were Cruz as I would have smashed that book over that commie bastard’s head..
I’ll give him a kudo for doing something right.
Good job putting this brainless punk in his place.
I’d have punched him in the throat.
Man, that’s true!
probably a plant
Free Republic = all trump all the time
So, you’re not ‘undecided’ in 2016 then?
Would Trump even know what the Communist Manifesto was?
Do you post that on every thread? Go to Right Poop. All Cruz all the time.
Trump would have refused to sign.
Hillary would have would have signed without comment.
Sanders would have signed and added a happy face.
It looks like you have already made your mind up, so why waste your energy by posting more negative energy about Cruz. Why not post something positive about Trump. You will feel better because of the positive energy.
In many ways not really who he projects himself to be.
A hand writing analysis would be interesting on his signature , letters under the main line. I believe it indicates a an underlying personality. In other words what you see is not what you get. But I’m not an analyst. Love to hear from someone who does this