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Senator Ted Cruz Travels to Iowa, Fueling Speculation of Presidential Run...
Ted Cruz News ^ | 10 August 2013 | Ted Cruz News

Posted on 08/10/2013 4:40:32 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican


As rumors brew further regarding Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) 2016 presidential ambitions, the bold champion of constitutional conservatism is off to Iowa today (Saturday) to meet with/speak to a conservative group in the influential primary state. The event will be in conjunction with the Family Leadership Summit, and held at Iowa State University (Ames) this afternoon. 

Cruz made an appearance in New Hampshire -the first voting primary state, vital for any 2016 hopeful- just last month, where he headlined a NH state Republican Party fundraiser, and has already popped up in early-voting South Carolina, where the good Senator spoke at the 'Silver Elephant' GOP dinner.

For today's Iowa visit, a Cruz spokeswoman stated “The senator is honored to be attending the Family Leadership Summit at the group's invitation and looks forward to sharing his vision for how to get our nation back on track, and how conservative principles are the key to empowering American families to prosper”.

Another lively, principled, and entertaining conservative speaker -Ted Cruz’s own Cuban-immigrant father Rafael- will also be speaking to the group today in Ames, Iowa. And if you haven't caught him in action yourself- he's something to behold.


My friends, don't forget that this is the same Ted Cruz that even insect-like Democratic guru James Carville sees as "The most talented and fearless Republican in 30 years" who "WILL run for president...
and will create something."

Me? I sure can't think of another candidate I'd prefer to see run...
this is what we need.




TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2016; birthcertificate; campaign; cruz; iowa; naturalborncitizen; randsconcerntrolls; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 08/10/2013 4:40:32 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: 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.


2 posted on 08/10/2013 4:48:56 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


3 posted on 08/10/2013 4:56:40 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Reaganite Republican

Too bad he’s not eligible.


4 posted on 08/10/2013 5:03:02 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: txrefugee

Couldn’t have said it better. Pray for America.


5 posted on 08/10/2013 5:08:49 AM PDT by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I would vote for him. He seems to be right where he should be on the issues and I suspect he'll surround himself with like minded individuals.
6 posted on 08/10/2013 5:16:41 AM PDT by RC one
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To: BubbaBasher

Dito


7 posted on 08/10/2013 5:17:36 AM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I also want to read about his trip to New Hampshire


8 posted on 08/10/2013 5:17:51 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: BubbaBasher

Our first scab picker signs in...


9 posted on 08/10/2013 5:28:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Reaganite Republican

If Cruz wants it...he could be the GOP candidate in 2016. Too much baggage and Karl Rove Liberalism among the other potentials.


10 posted on 08/10/2013 5:44:23 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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almost sure that the NH trip has not happened yet: AUGUST 23
Washington Post:

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 Cruz’s first visit to New Hampshire, which is expected to host the nation’s first presidential primary.

http://tedcruznews.blogspot.com/2013/07/sen-ted-cruz-of-texas-heading-off-to.html


11 posted on 08/10/2013 5:49:54 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: BubbaBasher

zzzzzz

(and wanna bet?)


12 posted on 08/10/2013 5:50:20 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


13 posted on 08/10/2013 5:51:28 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I can understand why Sen. Ted Cruz might want to speak to members of the various conservative groups who sponsored the Family Leadership Summit held in Iowa.

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.

14 posted on 08/10/2013 6:02:33 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Reaganite Republican

The excitement builds.....will he run...is he running!


15 posted on 08/10/2013 6:10:15 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Viennacon

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.


16 posted on 08/10/2013 6:18:50 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: BubbaBasher

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.


17 posted on 08/10/2013 6:21:32 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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?


18 posted on 08/10/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I’m not sure whether Cruz is eligible or not.

***************

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.

19 posted on 08/10/2013 6:36:16 AM PDT by deport
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

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?


20 posted on 08/10/2013 6:38:21 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


21 posted on 08/10/2013 6:49:52 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


22 posted on 08/10/2013 6:50:33 AM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

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.

Just saying.


23 posted on 08/10/2013 6:53:34 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter
Cruz is definitely not eligible.

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

24 posted on 08/10/2013 7:02:12 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Tau Food

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!


25 posted on 08/10/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: Reaganite Republican

Cruz/DeMint or vice versa.


26 posted on 08/10/2013 8:12:37 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Free markets > Obamacare.


27 posted on 08/10/2013 8:29:38 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: BubbaBasher

“Ditto”... Bears repeating again and again and again and again.


28 posted on 08/10/2013 5:50:22 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("Honor is the gift a man gives to himself." ~ Rob Roy MacGregor)
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

True fact. Cruz only need be a citizen to be eligible for Senate, but a natural born citizen to be eligible for the Presidency.


29 posted on 08/10/2013 8:14:35 PM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Cruz is eligible (even if he’s not!).

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.

30 posted on 08/11/2013 9:04:09 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: BubbaBasher; C. Edmund Wright; Cringing Negativism Network; PennsylvaniaMom; ...
Too bad he’s not eligible.

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.

31 posted on 08/12/2013 8:20:31 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston

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)


32 posted on 08/12/2013 8:26:39 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Jeff Winston
Incidentally, that quote was Bayard's discussion of Presidential eligibility.
33 posted on 08/12/2013 8:27:01 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Palin too!

Cruz / Palin. Palin / Cruz. Either way is fine by me.


34 posted on 08/12/2013 8:28:20 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston
I think that nine out of ten ordinary people will intuitively agree with Bayard. And, in the context of 2016, nearly all of the people who disagree will be those people who just want another gratuitous excuse to oppose Cruz because they oppose him for other reasons. Not one in a thousand will get themselves all tangled up in this Vattel baloney.

Ted Cruz - 2016

35 posted on 08/12/2013 8:32:58 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


36 posted on 08/12/2013 8:34:35 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Jeff Winston

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.


37 posted on 08/12/2013 8:49:01 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Tau Food

I think I agree.

I just get sick of all the anti-Constitutional, anti-history bullsh*t.


38 posted on 08/12/2013 8:49:33 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston

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).


39 posted on 08/12/2013 8:53:01 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: noinfringers2
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.

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.

40 posted on 08/12/2013 9:07:05 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Tau Food
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).

You're exactly right.

41 posted on 08/13/2013 5:32:23 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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