Skip to comments.Senator Ted Cruz Travels to Iowa, Fueling Speculation of Presidential Run...
Posted on 08/10/2013 4:40:32 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
I don’t think the odds of him running are high for 2016. Perhaps he’d run in the future beyond 2016, and is a very real contender for VP candidate, but 2016 is going to be such a dogfight, a proverbial world war between Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and a whole host of Rovian and reasonable governors, he’ll likely decide to hang back. He’s still pretty young after all.
Personally however, I’d love him to run. Total hero.
If God is merciful and spares the USA, He will anoint His champion against the array of satanic forces currently in sway. History is His story. We will know if salvation or destruction is His will for America.
Too bad he’s not eligible.
Couldn’t have said it better. Pray for America.
I also want to read about his trip to New Hampshire
Our first scab picker signs in...
If Cruz wants it...he could be the GOP candidate in 2016. Too much baggage and Karl Rove Liberalism among the other potentials.
almost sure that the NH trip has not happened yet: AUGUST 23
BOSTON Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is heading to New Hampshire as part of a summer swing through early voting states on the presidential calendar.
The freshman senator, a tea party favorite thought to be weighing a 2016 presidential bid, is scheduled to headline an Aug. 23 fundraiser for the New Hampshire GOP. The trip represents Cruzs first visit to New Hampshire, which is expected to host the nations first presidential primary.
(and wanna bet?)
The RNC fired a shot across the bow of conventional wisdom (shockingly) with the ultimatum to the liberal nets. Now, let’s get rid of this absurd and stupid Iowa NH start. Two tiny and very weird voting populations is no way to start a primary season. Big bunch of bullsht.
Not understood is why the Family Leadership Summit organizers chose to meet in a state that voted for Traitorobama in 2008 and in 2012. It's like holding the Family Leadership Summit in some New York whorehouse.
The excitement builds.....will he run...is he running!
I will not be infected and would encourage others not to be as well, by people who say a candidate can’t win due to some old school political calculations.
In fact if a conservative candidate wants to win he/she must only speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and be clear in his own mind...to hell with the naysayers, the MSM, the Rino’s, et al.
I’m not sure whether Cruz is eligible or not.
I believe Palin should run with Cruz. With Cruz as VP.
This would leave the Cruz issue to be worked out by the courts.
I would think a Palin / Cruz ticket would be the ultimate.
Cruz is definitely not eligible. With that said, if Palin chose him to be her running mate and then the courts declared him ineligible, who would be your second VP pick for her?
That's the situation that would encompass his candidacy should he elect to run. If for no other reason finances are a major factor in what most political activist need thus Cruz is position himself to be able to tap the money. JMO.
Hmm. Good question.
Don’t currently have an answer to that.
I’m not sure that would happen, but will be an important question to prepare for...
How about you? Got a favorite?
I believe Cruz IS eligible and the Dems and their pundits don’t DARE go there! Why...because I think Mr. Snowden, now of Russian locale, has more background info than we can imagine. And our registered for student aide as a foreign national Dear Leader knows. Can we just imagine the fun the “slouching bored student in the back of the room” would have causing a Constitutional crisis in the US?
Cruz is eligible (even if he’s not!).
He has been my first choice. Followed by Mike Lee or Rand Paul. I believe ANY “R” who gets it would be wise to make Gov. Sarah Palin Energy Secretary to over see everything from the Keystone XL to fracking across the US.
I’m really not sure right now who I would want to be her 2nd pick. I think it’s too early. We have to see which ones will take a stand to stop Obama on Amnesty and the Affordable Health Care Act.
I’m not certain I am 100% in support of Palin opposing the Obama health plan.
We need to build an alternative, first.
Only then, would I support opposing Obama’s plan.
The GOP is currently in default. Which is to say, in legacy system mode.
Our healthcare system is broken. Badly broken.
We might be on opposing sides of the issue, currently.
Cruz was a citizen at birth. He's plenty eligible. He's as American as anyone you know.
Y'lall should stick to your Obama investigations - trying to figure out who his parents really were and where he was really born.
Cruz - 2016
Yes Cruz was a ‘Citizen’ at birth born a foreign sovereignty but to be president you have to be a ‘natural born Citizen’. Being a Citizen is not good enough. And don’t lecture me on what I need to be doing!
Cruz/DeMint or vice versa.
Free markets > Obamacare.
“Ditto”... Bears repeating again and again and again and again.
True fact. Cruz only need be a citizen to be eligible for Senate, but a natural born citizen to be eligible for the Presidency.
I agree that the Obama precedent will allow Cruz to run. Unfortunately all the leftists have to do is peel off a few die-hard "birthers" (and I used to be one) from his support and he loses.
Sorry to disappoint those who would like to destroy possibly the best candidate conservatives have, but Cruz is eligible.
"It is not necessary that a man should be born in this country, to be 'a natural born citizen.' It is only requisite that he should be a citizen by birth, and that is the case with all the children of citizens who have ever resided in this country, though born in a foreign country."
- James Bayard, A Brief Exposition of the Constitution of the United States (1833)
Bayard's exposition of the Constitution was read and approved by the Great Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall, by the legendary Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, and by the famous Chancellor James Kent, as well as other legal experts of the early United States.
Not one single person ever said he was wrong about his understanding of what "natural born citizen" meant.
I agree 100% with promoting Cruz.
If he’s eligible, he can win.
If he somehow is found not to be, we win for having promoted him without any hesitation.
This is all good. Cruz 2016.
(Well, Palin too)
Cruz / Palin. Palin / Cruz. Either way is fine by me.
Ted Cruz - 2016
I can round up a good 100 votes for him but since most of those votes are in New England it ain’t gonna do him a helluva lot of good. And that doesn’t count the gun club where everybody votes against liberals.
I take it that ‘CitizenS’ refers to/means that both parents have to be ‘citizens’. Do you have a reference that Bayard did not mean such? All the judges and experts surely could/would have made any/some differentiation in writings you reference.
I think I agree.
I just get sick of all the anti-Constitutional, anti-history bullsh*t.
At least around here, all this “both parents have to be citizens” baloney is going to evaporate over the next few years. After that, you’ll have to go to left wing websites to find it (assuming Cruz runs).
Yes. It's in the statement he made.
If you're "born a citizen," then as far as the American legal system and the experts of the early United States are concerned, you're a natural born citizen.
That's all it means.
So if you were born a citizen because you had one citizen parent, like Cruz, you're good to go.
The Founding Fathers wanted to exclude anyone from the Presidency who was not born a United States citizen.
You're exactly right.
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