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Ted Cruz To Appear On ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno’
www.NewsTalkFlorida.com ^ | October 30, 2013 | News Talk Florida

Posted on 10/30/2013 2:25:53 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the political face of the recent government shutdown, will make his first late night TV appearance on Nov. 8 when he guests on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Cruz’s appearance reflects the increasingly common trend of political figures, no matter how controversial, venturing into late night, often in hopes of softening their image or reaching audiences normally not tuned in to politics. Cruz is mentioned as a possible candidate in 2016, and his appearance would be in line with other past candidates who have appeared in late night in advance of a run. In 2010, Mitt Romney appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman” as he promoted his pre-campaign tome, “No Apology.”

In a press release, NBC said that Cruz will discuss the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, Washington gridlock and the state of the Republican party.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 10/30/2013 2:25:53 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Good! This is the name of the game now. Our candidates absolutely have to appear on these shows to get past the media attacks. Glad to see it.


2 posted on 10/30/2013 2:29:24 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: SoConPubbie

This could be fun.


3 posted on 10/30/2013 2:29:40 PM PDT by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: ilgipper

Good post.
For better or worse most folks 30 and under get their info from shows like this and social media.
All those FReepers who say they want to completely disregard them are basically saying surrender any hope of winning future national elections.


4 posted on 10/30/2013 2:31:21 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: SoConPubbie; NFHale; rwilson99; defconw; pgkdan; gruffwolf; Katarina; sjneuf; Graewoulf; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


5 posted on 10/30/2013 2:31:48 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yessssssss! Ted will kill it.

“Cruz was brilliant.” —Alan Dershowitz commenting recently on his formerstudent


6 posted on 10/30/2013 2:35:09 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SoConPubbie
Cruz, be on your game. Leno has his assault prepared, with an 'Applause/No applause' sign RIGGED to embarrass Cruz. 'Stand your ground' will surely be brought up, and Leno's racist, all black band will get huffy and defensive. Cruz eligible to be president??? Leno will bash Cruz about this, too.

God Bless Ted Cruz. Tonight I'll be reminded once again that Leno is nothing but a puppet for his Soros/NBC owned by G.E. (complicit in the forged Obama birth certificate (read Doug Vogt's Court filing)) handlers.

Alan Dershowitz regards Cruz as his BRIGHTEST STUDENT EVER. NO JOKE!! Be strong, Cruz!

NBC's Savannah Guthrie is complicit in perpetrating the LIE that 0bama's birth certificate is authentic.. Oh wait, she was on Leno's show JUST LAST NIGHT!!

7 posted on 10/30/2013 2:37:17 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’d really like to see a Cruz/Lee ticket. Lee has a very strong, but muted, intellect. I think they’d make a great team.


8 posted on 10/30/2013 2:40:19 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t watch that crap but please report back and let everyone know how it goes. I’d be especially interested in knowing if Leno treats Sen. Cruz with respect or tries to do to him what Tina Fey does to Sarah Palin. If he does, I hope Cruz has the integrity to walk off the set...


9 posted on 10/30/2013 2:41:22 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Here's a RANDOM SAMPLING of Leno's audience members from tonight's broadcast with Ted Cruz:


10 posted on 10/30/2013 2:43:27 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: bigbob

Sarah was on Saturday Night Live one night. She did a backstage parody including Mark Wahlberg downplaying her presence, for laughs.

It was great. Marky Mark is very funny, acting like the doofus tough guy. And she can laugh at herself.

I’m sure Cruz can. It just takes humility.


11 posted on 10/30/2013 2:46:15 PM PDT by stanne
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To: nascarnation

Under 30s watch Jay Leno? They must be a boring lot.


12 posted on 10/30/2013 2:47:33 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: upsdriver

My late 20something kids do, but they make decent money (>100K), perhaps outliers LOL.


13 posted on 10/30/2013 2:51:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: SoConPubbie

California audience?

Dude, he’s going to get booed. Big time.


14 posted on 10/30/2013 2:56:15 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz looks like a Hispanic Bill Mayer.


15 posted on 10/30/2013 2:59:03 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: SoConPubbie

I bet you folks that once Ted Cruz sets foot on stage he will get a standing ovation. He will sweep the floor with Leno. Leno can’t hold a candle to Cruz’ intellect. God I can’t wait to see. I bet Leno will get a very high rating on the night Ted appears.


16 posted on 10/30/2013 2:59:18 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: SoConPubbie
It will be the highest ratings of the years.

The RINO’s will say “Wha’ Happen?” and call Les Nesman and Herb Tarlick into the office to discuss a new strategy for the GOP

17 posted on 10/30/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: skinndogNN

Cruz looks nothing like that aardvark-faced tragedy of nature.


18 posted on 10/30/2013 3:08:00 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Picture of lambs to the slaughter.


19 posted on 10/30/2013 3:08:56 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: skinndogNN

I’ll bet Ted is going to do fine, he is good at the articulation of freedom. Because he actually belives in it, unlike the Rockefeller Controlling class Progressive Statists who only pay freedom lip service!


20 posted on 10/30/2013 3:11:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: nascarnation

I loved watching Johnny Carson when I was a kid but then, we only had two stations and a 12” black & white tv. I have three adult children but I doubt they watch any late night talk shows at all.


21 posted on 10/30/2013 3:11:44 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Leno needs to invite Dershowitz on the same night with Cruz.

Everyone should hear in what high esteem Dershowitz holds Cruz - ( one of smartest students he’s had )


22 posted on 10/30/2013 3:14:25 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation

And Leno should have Cruz’s father on too.

Can you imagine the impact on the Mexifornians ?


23 posted on 10/30/2013 3:18:11 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: SoConPubbie
Brave man.

Not Cruz, Leno.

24 posted on 10/30/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: skinndogNN

I actually thought he looks a little bit like a Hispanic Ronald Reagan.


25 posted on 10/30/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: bigbob

Leno will treat Cruz well. I think Leno is a closet Republican.


26 posted on 10/30/2013 3:35:04 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the pemople fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Cruz, be on your game. Leno has his assault prepared, with an 'Applause/No applause' sign RIGGED to embarrass Cruz. 'Stand your ground' will surely be brought up, and Leno's racist, all black band will get huffy and defensive. Cruz eligible to be president??? Leno will bash Cruz about this, too.

I doubt it. Leno is no Letterman. Jay has been very critical of Obama for the last couple years, and I think he tries to play it down the middle (though you are probably right about the band). Also Jay is always polite to his guests. As he says, his first job is to be a good HOST. Anyway, I think Cruz can take care of himself.

27 posted on 10/30/2013 3:48:55 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: skinndogNN

Most that go to these tapings are tourist.


28 posted on 10/30/2013 3:50:18 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Primary and beat the RINO's.)
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To: upsdriver

Under 30s watch Jay Leno?

Jay beats every other late night show in all age groups. Which makes people wonder why NBC is dumping him (again). One theory is he’s been too critical of Obama.


29 posted on 10/30/2013 3:52:51 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: nascarnation
My late 20something kids do, but they make decent money (>100K), perhaps outliers LOL. Sheesh, I'm in my 40s and don't watch any of the late night shows. My dad... in his 70s... likes Leno, but he is so unfunny. Not a bad idea by Cruz though. Those kinds of shows, while doing political humor, don't really do politics per se. I wouldn't expect Leno to engage in any 'gotcha' journalism. Ted should be able to articulate conservative principles without much interruption. Let's hope he does.
30 posted on 10/30/2013 3:57:59 PM PDT by PA_con_forever
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I thought it was Fallon who had the racist all-black band?


31 posted on 10/30/2013 4:01:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I can make out one man in that crowd. What is it with women these days?


32 posted on 10/30/2013 4:02:13 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: PA_con_forever

I retired from an automotive supplier.
We worked with Jay on some technical issues with his collection of hot rods.
The guys we sent out there said Leno was a real decent guy and they enjoyed the experience.


33 posted on 10/30/2013 4:02:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Hugin

I keep hearing that they’re dumping him. When does his contract expire?


34 posted on 10/30/2013 4:04:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I think in the middle of next year.


35 posted on 10/30/2013 4:05:31 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: flaglady47

I think Leno will be very impressed of Cruz =)


36 posted on 10/30/2013 4:06:53 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: SoConPubbie

Only late night host I ever watch at all anymore is Craig Ferguson. He’s the most intelligent, creative and by far the funniest of the lot of ‘em. I will, however, watch Leno on 11/8. This will be REAL MUST-SEE TV.


37 posted on 10/30/2013 4:07:15 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: Patriot Babe

Agreed! This should be interesting. The Lion tamer walking into the den of the lions. Cruz rocks,and he is smart enough to get his message to all the people. Republicans must be squirming. That in itself will be worth staying up to watch as I carve my Halloween Pumpkin. LOL. Happy Halloween!!


38 posted on 10/30/2013 4:08:07 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: SoConPubbie

I hope he is prepared for the ambush


39 posted on 10/30/2013 4:13:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Racists all black band? Where did that come from? Even Fallon’s band has at least one white guy in it.


40 posted on 10/30/2013 4:19:02 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Here's a RANDOM SAMPLING of Leno's audience members from tonight's broadcast with Ted Cruz

IMO that's hilarious - their signs are labeled to tell them which side faces out! I wonder what it says on the reverse side?

41 posted on 10/30/2013 4:24:51 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I got to watch it!!!


42 posted on 10/30/2013 4:26:58 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: GeronL

‘Ambush’ is the ONLY reason NBC is having Ted Cruz on. The ONLY reason. Leno is no conservative and will be more than happy to snipe and jab at Cruz in concert with the RIGGED ‘Applause/No Applause’ sign on behalf of NBC/G.E./Team Soros.


43 posted on 10/30/2013 4:27:19 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Alex Murphy
I wonder what it says on the reverse side?

"you may collect your 20 dollar payment for appearing today as you exit the facilty"

44 posted on 10/30/2013 4:27:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Leno is going up against an IQ of 168. Cruz will be stellar and Jay will treat him well.


45 posted on 10/30/2013 4:33:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: upsdriver

I don’t remember 12” TV. I recall 13” and 17” and 21” and 23”, which may have been the largest possible then. I thought the shows were better then, but we were much easier to please. What Newton Minow called a “vast wasteland” is now definitely the norm.


46 posted on 10/30/2013 4:51:26 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I never watch these shows (I thought Leno got fired), and I’m guessing there are quite a few others of similar habit, so could someone tell us what time Leno is on?


47 posted on 10/30/2013 5:00:18 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ah geez... really?

I am so damn sick of our pop culture politics. Would’ve liked to think of Cruz as above this.


48 posted on 10/30/2013 5:02:05 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

I have yet to be disappointed by Cruz. I will watch.


49 posted on 10/30/2013 5:05:43 PM PDT by TBall
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To: bigbob

You don’t know Cruz yet. He can sling country boy krap with the best. Yarns and one liners are part of his shtick and I’m not seeing Leno with any kind of edge. He can talk old boy Texan or Hahvaad cheapshiz in the same sentence. Gonna be fun to watch.


50 posted on 10/30/2013 5:13:44 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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