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  • Ted Cruz faces 2016 skeptics in South Carolina

    04/16/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/16/2014 | By MANU RAJU
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — It didn’t take much for Ted Cruz to bring a crowd of conservatives to its feet here. By the time the Texas Republican senator finished speaking Tuesday night, an adoring audience hailed Cruz and his no-compromise, combative style of conservatism that has made him the scourge of the GOP establishment but a hero of the tea party. “Liberty is under assault today like never before,” Cruz said, pacing the stage like a televangelist. But even in deep-red South Carolina, a well-received speech full of Cruz’s signature flair is no guarantee that the firebrand politician could win the...
  • 2016: Ted Cruz 'Emphatically Opposed' to Common Core

    04/14/2014 7:57:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was “emphatically opposed” to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa's influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice "is the civil rights issue of the 21st century." “I don’t think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of what’s being taught to their kids,” Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home...
  • Run, Ted run: The grassroots effort to draft Ted Cruz for president is underway

    03/24/2014 10:56:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    It was inevitable.As was the case with Ben Carson, a grassroots effort to draft Sen. Ted Cruz has been launched by those eager to see the Texas Republican and his plainspoken policy prepare for and enter the 2016 White House race. The earlybird political action committee founded by one Raz Shafer - a former Cruz staffer - is on message and succinct.“It’s time for Americans to kick-start a national campaign to draft Ted Cruz. We can’t sit on the sidelines and allow a repeat of 2008 and 2012. That’s exactly what Hillary Clinton and the Democrats want us to do....
  • In Iowa, Ted Cruz Embraces His Religious Side

    03/21/2014 8:17:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2014 | WILL WEISSERT
    Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded on Christian values Washington can't deny. The tea party darling's declaration of his beliefs came during his fourth trip to Iowa in barely eight months — and though he has refused to comment on a possible 2016 White House run, Cruz logging so much face time in the state that kicks off presidential voting hasn't gone unnoticed. "There is no liberty more important than religious liberty,"...
  • Ted Cruz Posters Spawn More Pop Art (1:20 video)

    03/17/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 92 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 4 hours ago | By Kira Davis
    Ted Cruz has been earning himself somewhat of a “bad-boy” reputation in political circles these days. He’s been characterized as a bully by his colleagues and the left has demonized Cruz as a rogue Tea Party Terror bent on destroying the fine, upstanding, hard-working men and women of Congress. Recently mysterious posters of Cruz photoshopped onto a tattooed torso with a cigarette in his mouth began popping up all over Los Angeles..... Apparently Sabo’s art has inspired others to pay their own form of tribute to the GOP’s bad boy. This work of art popped up on YouTube just this...
  • Ted Cruz Tattooed Badass Rock Star [Artist Id'd / fR Mentioned]

    03/16/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/16/14 | Luke O'Neil
    UPDATE: The images appear to be the work of a Los Angeles artist Leonard Sabo, who posted an attempt at the design back on March 9. I’ve reached out to Sabo for comment, and will update when I hear back. His political and artistic views are, uh, interesting, to put it mildly, most offensive of which is that he seems to think Cruz could actually be president some day.--- "Actually, kinda cool looking,” wrote one Free Republic commenter. “Maybe we can all get tats and stuff and form a ‘gang’. Call it the Patriot Gang or something. Put some drive-by...
  • 4 Ways Conservatives Can Win, According to Ted Cruz

    03/09/2014 11:52:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Heritage - The Foundry ^ | March 9, 2014 at 10:37 am | Kelsey Harris
    Can conservatives win the battle of ideas and transform America? According to Ted Cruz, the outspoken Texas senator who won with support of the Tea Party in 2012, it’s possible.At a breakfast hosted by Politico’s chief White House correspondent Mike Allen last week, Cruz laid out four ways he thinks conservatives can win.1. Continue to fight against Obamacare.“The reason the Obamacare issue has such potency is because it’s real. Millions of people are hurt by this, and there is not a trip that I take back to Texas where I don’t run into at least one person, if not several,...
  • Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second

    03/08/2014 2:52:54 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 337 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 03-08-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Rand Paul demolished his competition in the 2014 Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll on Saturday, winning 31 percent of the vote -- nearly three times the total of second-place Sen. Ted Cruz. Mr. Cruz's 11 percent was still a big improvement for the freshman senator, who won just 4 percent in last year's straw poll. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson was third with 9 percent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was fourth with 8 percent in results that signal growing discontent with the GOP establishment in Washington. Indeed, CPAC voters now have an unfavorable view of Republicans in Congress,...
  • Why Republican Cowards Despise Cruz

    02/23/2014 10:36:35 AM PST · by harpu · 18 replies
    “Former Rep. Steven LaTourette is a member in the establishment’s war on the Tea Party. His deceptively named ‘Defending Main Street’ PAC is being financed primarily by Wall Street and labor unions, which have contributed at least 20% to the group’s fundraising haul. In an appearance on MSNBC’s The Last Word on Tuesday, LaTourette said that Cruz was ‘reprehensible’ for forcing Republicans to go on the record to advance a bill to raise the debt ceiling without reducing spending.” - Tony Lee In just the last several years, the nature of the problems that have plagued the Republican Party have...
  • Jesse Jackson: Tea Party Attacks Obama Because They “Ideologically Oppose Blacks, Women and Workers”

    02/07/2014 4:34:33 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 41 replies
    Rev. Jesse Jackson was interviewed last week at Yale for their "Everybody Has a Story" segment on the Yale Daily News website: "Well the attacks have been so personal and degrading, the attempts to marginalize him: 'You're not an American,' 'You're not born here,' the birthers, 'You're not a Christian,' 'You're not qualified' -- the attempts undermine his authority as president, his moral authority, has been such an organized movement by the ...organized for some of the Tea Party eliminate [who] ideologically oppose blacks, woman and workers..."
  • Quinnipiac 2016 National GOP Poll

    01/21/2014 6:57:37 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 01-21-2014 | Quinnipiac University
    January 15-19, 2014 833 Republicans +/-3.4% Rand Paul: 13% Paul Ryan: 13% Chris Christie: 12% Jeb Bush: 11% Ted Cruz: 9% Marco Rubio: 8% Scott Walker: 6% Bobby Jindal: 3% John Kasich: 2%
  • The Republican Party’s uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016

    01/19/2014 9:22:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-18-14 | Dan Balz
    A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few. That reality highlights one problem Republicans face as they seek to regain the White House after six years under President Obama. Lots of factors affect elections: the quality of the candidates, the state of the economy, the effectiveness of the campaigns. But in a country whose demographics continue to change, Republicans will begin this campaign with one significant disadvantage. Over the past three decades, the political leanings...
  • Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican

    01/07/2014 2:12:21 AM PST · by MAKnight · 21 replies
    Redstate ^ | 01/06/2014 | Martin A. Knight
    NOTE: I started writing this in May. Dan wrote something along these lines in August. Read it. He put it down much better than I ever could.Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican. Somewhere between 93% to 98% of the people who would be covering the race on behalf of the nation’s largest national and regional news media outlets will be supporting your Democrat opponent – whoever she (or he) may be. This lopsided level of support for Democrats in the news media, especially within the Beltway has been consistent for nearly half a century....
  • Peter King Says He May Run for President to Save the GOP from Cruz and Paul

    12/31/2013 2:57:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 24, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he’s still pondering a run for the White House because he doesn’t want Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) define the GOP. King, who’s made five trips up to early primary state New Hampshire and admitted in July that he’s toying with the idea of a presidential campaign, told MSNBC he hasn’t made up his mind yet and his decision should come “sometime next year, either next year or the beginning of 2015.” “Again, I’ve been up there five times. I am looking at it. People are talking...
  • Ted Cruz says he’s hired lawyers to renounce Canadian citizenship

    12/30/2013 2:48:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 12-28-13 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — The junior senator from Texas is still a Canadian. But he’s working on it, eh? Born in Alberta 43 years ago last Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz was unaware of his dual nationality until The Dallas Morning News explored the issue in August. Since then, he said in a recent interview, “I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship.” He expects to complete the process in 2014. That time frame jibes with predictions from Canadian legal experts. He doesn’t dispute holding dual citizenship. “Not at this point,” he said. When Cruz was born, his...
  • Ted Cruz launches dramatic new Tea Party video for 2014

    12/18/2013 12:58:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new video released by the Ted Cruz Victory Committee launches a new campaign to raise fund for the 2014 midterm elections. The dramatic video features a montage of Cruz speeches together with Images of the Tea Party, the Constitution and the Gadsden flag. "We need no more Washington solutions," Cruz says in the ad. "We need to go back to the American people."
  • Who Tops Cruz in Early Iowa 2016 Poll?

    12/16/2013 1:44:43 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 75 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/16/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is the most popular of the would-be 2016 Republican contenders among Iowa Republicans, handily outstripping his potential competition in the state that holds the first nominating contest every four years, according to a new poll. ... Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, sits at the bottom of the pack. Just 46 percent of Iowa Republicans say they have a favorable view of him, compared to 17 percent who hold an unfavorably view. Despite frequent trips to the state in recent months, he is still not well known to many Republicans: 37 percent still say...
  • Survey: Ted Cruz Named Third Most Influential Person of 2013

    12/16/2013 9:32:20 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 11:03am | Sara Carter
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz has been named the third most influential person among Americans in 2013 by a new Rasmussen Reports survey.</p> <p>Eleven percent of Americans said the Texas Republican and Tea Party icon was the most influential person of the year, putting him behind Pope Francis, who won with 23 percent, and President Barack Obama, who placed second with 21 percent.</p>
  • Tea party brews up a 2016 presidential straw poll - and Cruz is in the lead

    12/10/2013 7:18:13 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2013, 01:45PM | Jennifer Harper
    It’s never too early for a nice juicy straw poll, particularly if it’s of the presidential variety. The Tea Party Patriots have already drawn 250,000 voters to a survey listing potential 2016 hopefuls of interest to liberty-minded folk. The grass-roots group intends to drawn a million votes by March. Who’s leading this early, early match-up among undeclared candidates?In front, it’s Sen. Ted Cruz; the Texas Republican has garnered 40 percent of the votes. He’s followed by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky with 21 percent, who is publicly wrestling with a White House run despite misgivings from his wife. In third...
  • Politics' Leading Man: Ted Cruz just put on one hell of a show. (Best article on Cruz out there)

    11/13/2013 6:25:39 AM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/13/13 | k peterson
    Pundits in washington simply cannot decide about Ted Cruz. Does the Texas senator’s demagoguery more resemble that of Joe McCarthy (the New Yorker), or Father Charles Coughlin (MSNBC)? Was his fight to defund Obamacare a political version of General Custer’s last stand, or was it General Pickett’s charge (separate columns, both in the Washington Post)? Will Cruz hold the country hostage like the Taliban (the Daily Beast) or remake his party in his image like Vladimir Lenin (the Atlantic)? Should we imagine him as Don Quixote, the clueless would-be knight tilting at windmills (the New York Times), or as the...
  • Honest: Would You Rather Win with Chris Christie or Lose with Ted Cruz?

    11/12/2013 5:18:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | November 12, 2013 | Bernard Goldberg
    Those sophisticates at Time magazine made a funny. They put Chris Christie on their cover with the headline, "The Elephant in the Room." Get it? Elephant. Christie. Time magazine did a junior high fat joke right there on its cover. Time's executive editor Michael Duffy explained the cheap shot this way: "Well, he's obviously a big guy. He's obviously a big Republican. But he's also done a really huge thing here this week." The "huge thing" wasn't only winning re-election as New Jersey's governor, but doing it by appealing to a broad range of voters in a very blue state...
  • Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, a 2016 dream team

    11/04/2013 4:49:31 PM PST · by rhema · 73 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/4/13 | Star Parker
    The presidential election of 2016 will be a defining moment for the nation and for the Republican Party. Not so for the Democratic Party. There's no controversy among Democrats about what America should be and what their party is about: big government, welfare state socialism and secular humanism. The only question about the Democratic presidential ticket is which welfare state socialist, secular humanist the party will nominate. The picture for Republicans is more complex, and this makes Democrats happy. They see Republican Party dissension as division and weakness, which, in their view, can only help Democrats. Key issues divide Republicans...
  • Cruz and Carson in 2016

    11/04/2013 4:22:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Star Parker
    The presidential election of 2016 will be a defining moment for the nation and for the Republican Party. Not so for the Democratic Party. There’s no controversy among Democrats about what America should be and what their party is about. Big government, welfare state socialism, and secular humanism. The only question about who the Democratic presidential candidate will be is which welfare state socialist, secular humanist they will nominate. The picture for Republicans is more complex and this makes Democrats happy. They see Republican Party intraparty dissension as division and weakness which, in their view, can only help Democrats....
  • Romney leaves Cruz off his list of 2016 GOP stars

    11/03/2013 1:58:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 160 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2013 11:36 AM EST
    Mitt Romney isn’t including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans’ most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016. … … Romney says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “stands out as one of the very strongest lights.” …
  • FReep TED CRUZ? "Tonight Show" STUDIO AUDIENCE: Friday, 11/8/13 - Join the L.A. Chapter in BURBANK!

    10/31/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT · by RonDog · 110 replies
    If you can get to Burbank on Friday (11/8)YOU ARE INVITEDto join us the in the STUDIO AUDIENCE of the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno"to show your support forSenator TED CRUZ Note: The L.A. Chapter has a PROVEN TRACK RECORD at getting into this particular venue. ;) If you will let us know that you will be coming, and if you can get there in time - we will get you in. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be making his first late-night appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" when he visits on Friday, Nov. 8. The show...
  • Ted Cruz To Appear On ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

    10/30/2013 2:25:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 85 replies
    www.NewsTalkFlorida.com ^ | October 30, 2013 | News Talk Florida
    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,...
  • Ted Cruz will be president if Democrats listen to Elizabeth Warren, warns Republican

    10/25/2013 10:09:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Salon ^ | October 25, 2013 | Alex Pareene
    What’s that, Daily Beast? “How Ted Cruz Can Win in 2016″? Oh, you are still around, and still doing this sort of thing? That’s great. Let’s take the bait, I guess. Our dutiful “hot take” artist today is David Frum, the famous apostate Republican who has dedicated the last few years to building a new Republican Party that is more moderate, more rational and less dedicated to taking dead-ender stands on cultural issues. He is not, in other words, the sort of Republican Ted Cruz appeals to. Frum has devoted more words to Cruz’s savvy than to his worldview, but...
  • How Washington’s “Crucifixion” Of Ted Cruz Made Him A Tea Party Saint In Iowa

    10/27/2013 6:22:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 10/27/2013 | McKay Coppins
    As an audience of 600 Republicans awaited the arrival of Sen. Ted Cruz Friday night at the Iowa Events Center, conservative Christian activist Steve Scheffler came to the podium to give thanks to God for the Tea Party savior — and plead for more principled conservative leaders like him willing to “be crucified for their belief system.” The ballroom full of amens that followed went a long way toward explaining why Cruz — fresh off a failed crusade to dismantle Obamacare that resulted in a 16-day government shutdown and a political disaster for his party — has been greeted with...
  • Is It Ever Too Early To Launch A 2016 Presidential Bid? (Looking at us like bugs under a microscope)

    10/26/2013 3:49:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 25, 2013 | Tamara Keith and Audie Cornish
    Iowa Republicans hold their annual dinner Friday commemorating the life and career of Ronald Reagan, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz as the featured speaker. Cruz is widely viewed as a presidential contender in 2016. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: As we just heard, Republican Party approval ratings are lower than ever, but that's not stopping Texas Senator Ted Cruz from taking a post-shutdown victory lap in Iowa tonight. Cruz is headlining the state Republican Party's annual Reagan dinner and he's often talked about as a potential presidential candidate. Iowa, of course, holds the first presidential caucus. NPR's Tamara Keith is in Des...
  • What's Next For Ted Cruz? A Former President Might Hold the Answers (Compares LBJ to Ted Cruz)

    10/18/2013 10:32:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | October 18, 2013 | Stephen Calabria
    These days there doesn't seem to be a politician in America who is both as loved and hated as Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With the adoration of Tea Partiers and the antipathy of just about everyone else, the newest conservative it-boy has captured the nation's political imagination. Following his now-infamous 21-hour fauxlibuster, his political puppetry of the House of Representatives that all but assured the government shutdown, and the fact that Cruz's poll numbers with conservative Republicans have skyrocketed while the overall public view of the Tea Party has tanked, the one question on everyone's mind is: What's next for...
  • CATO Institute: Yes, Ted Cruz Can be President

    08/30/2013 12:02:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,027 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | Aug 26, 2013 | By Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow In Constitutional Studies, Cato
    By Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow In Constitutional Sudies and Editor-In-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review As we head into a potential government shutdown over the funding of Obamacare, the iconoclastic junior senator from Texas — love him or hate him — continues to stride across the national stage. With his presidential aspirations as big as everything in his home state, by now many know what has never been a secret: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. (Full disclosure: I’m Canadian myself, with a green card. Also, Cruz has been a friend since his days representing Texas before the Supreme Court.) But...
  • Scarborough: 'Very Real Chance' Cruz Will Run For President As Independent In 2016

    10/14/2013 6:25:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did you really have to be a pluperfect political prognosticator to have foreseen that none of Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann or Donald Trump was going to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee? Yet on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough—by way of establishing his fortune-telling street cred—boasted of having made those predictions, before proceeding to claim that: 1. Ted Cruz will not be the 2016 Republican nominee; and 2. there's a "very real chance" that Cruz will break from the GOP and run as an independent. View the video Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2013/10/14/scarborough-very-real-chance-cruz-will-run-president-independent-2#ixzz2hhcVlMnX
  • As Cruz hews to hard line, other 2016 contenders go mute on shutdown

    10/12/2013 5:08:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Cameron Joseph -
    Tensions between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other potential 2016 presidential contenders over the government shutdown were visible just beneath the surface at Friday's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Cruz fired up the conservative crowd with a demand that they double down in their fight against ObamaCare, ripping establishment Republicans as well as Democrats for opposing him in his quest. But even in the aftermath of Cruz's fiery speech, others shied away from any discussion of the high-profile confrontation. The shutdown went unmentioned by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both early champions of the defunding battle....
  • 76% of GOP now 'conservative,' pick Cruz for 2016 nomination

    09/28/2013 11:56:55 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    This won’t surprise Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or GOP old bull Sen. John McCain -- the largest chunk of the Republican Party is now very conservative. According to a new PPP poll, which has Sen. Ted Cruz the top choice for the 2016 Republican nomination, those who describe themselves as “very conservative” make up 39 percent of the splintered party. Add in those who consider themselves “somewhat conservative,” and the right-leaning voters comprise 76 percent of the party. In the new poll of 743 Republican primary voters, 1 percent called themselves “very liberal,” 4 percent “somewhat liberal,” and just...
  • Poll: Ted Cruz Leads 2016 GOP Field

    09/27/2013 1:48:06 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 72 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 9/27/2013 | Rebekah Metzler
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is already reaping benefits from his 21-hour stand against President Barack Obama's new health care law, as a new poll shows him leading the way for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Cruz garnered 20 percent support compared to 17 percent for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., 14 percent for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 11 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 10 percent each for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., according to a survey by Public Policy Polling released Friday. Cruz improved 8 percent from a similar poll in July.
  • natural born Citizens: Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz

    09/03/2013 10:18:04 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 351 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/3/13 | William Jacobson
    Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution provides, in pertinent part: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.**snip**This political season, the eligibilities of Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and Ted Cruz are the subject of debate. As much as we want certainty, the term “natural born...
  • Marco Rubio, the Real Threat in 2016, Has Been Eclipsed by Ted Cruz (Dems playing Jedi mind tricks)

    08/26/2013 7:44:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | August 26, 2013 | Peter Beinart
    Likable, authentic, and working to expand the Republican Party? Of course Rubio has been overtaken in the polls by Cruz, whose convictions match up perfectly with the GOP base. This summer, in an act of literary masochism, I read not one but two books about Marco Rubio. I came away from his memoir, An American Son, and Manuel Roig-Franzia’s excellent biography, The Rise of Marco Rubio, with the queasy feeling many Republicans must have had when they began reading Obama books in 2007 or 2008: this isn’t the guy you want to see on the other side of the line....
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Without Doubt a Natural Born Citizen

    09/02/2013 9:58:26 AM PDT · by xzins · 350 replies
    Bloggerrs and Personal | 2 Sep 13 | Xzins
    From Blackstone, year 1765: http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/a1_8_4_citizenships1.html Yet the children of the king's embassadors born abroad were always held to be natural subjects: for as the father, though in a foreign country, owes not even a local allegiance to the prince to whom he is sent; so, with regard to the son also, he was held (by a kind of postliminium) to be born under the king of England's allegiance, represented by his father, the embassador. To encourage also foreign commerce, it was enacted by statute 25 Edw. III. st. 2. that all children born abroad, provided both their parents were...
  • Editorial: Ted Cruz and the ‘birther’ issue

    09/02/2013 4:25:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 160 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | Edtitorial
    Is he a natural-born citizen or isn’t he? The question has been a nagging part of Barack Obama’s life ever since his first presidential campaign. No amount of birth certificates and sworn statements from state officials in Hawaii, his birthplace, seemed capable of putting the issue to rest. The “birther” movement continues pressing the question even today, five years after Obama’s election to the presidency. The question nags anew, but this time Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is the focus because he was born in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father. By law, his mother’s U.S. citizenship automatically...
  • Conservatives to Cruz: 'Run, Ted, run'

    09/02/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 276 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/13 12:30 PM ET | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was met with enthusiastic cheers from an "adoring" audience during his address at a conservative summit on Saturday, the friendliest of any of the potential 2016 presidential hopefuls to speak at the Defending the Dream summit. The event, hosted by Americans for Prosperity, drew a handful of other conservative stars and would-be presidential contenders: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R ) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R ) all spoke. But according to The Washington Post, none received so warm a welcome as Cruz. He was met with chants of "Run, Ted, run!"...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can be President

    08/26/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 324 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | August 26, 2013 | Ilya Shapiro
    This article appeared on Daily Caller on August 26, 2013. As we head into a potential government shutdown over the funding of Obamacare, the iconoclastic junior senator from Texas — love him or hate him — continues to stride across the national stage. With his presidential aspirations as big as everything in his home state, by now many know what has never been a secret: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. (Full disclosure: I’m Canadian myself, with a green card. Also, Cruz has been a friend since his days representing Texas before the Supreme Court.) But does that mean that...
  • Howard Dean: ‘God Help Us’ If Ted Cruz Becomes President (Watch Video)

    08/26/2013 12:16:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/26/2013 | by Evan McMurry
    Howard Dean excoriated Candy Crowley’s interview with Ted Cruz on CNN Sunday morning, calling it “a very long interview with very little content,” and saying “God help us” if Cruz ever became more than a U.S. Senator.Cruz had pitched allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines as one of the policies he would put in place instead of Obamacare.“I don’t want the Texas insurance commissioner being up here in Vermont,” Dean said. “We have had universal health insurance for all our kids for twenty years. They have 22% of their children uninsured in Texas. I don’t want...
  • Ted Cruz is going to New Hampshire. Will they like him?

    08/25/2013 7:24:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 151 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 23 at 6:30 am | Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) is the hottest commodity in Republican politics these days, winning rave reviews everywhere he goes on the I’m-not-announcing-anything-but-I-just-might-run-for-president tour.</p> <p>Today, Cruz heads to New Hampshire to raise money for the state Republican Party. If history is any guide, the Granite State will pose the toughest test thus far for the Texas Republican’s national ambitions.</p>
  • Ted Cruz could beat Hillary

    08/21/2013 9:09:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 144 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 03:30 AM PDT | Jonathan Bernstein
    He may be a right-wing nut, but the Texas senator can beat a Democrat in a general election. Here's why There’s been some more buzz this week about Ted Cruz’s presidential prospects. The demagoguing senator took his first trip to Iowa just six months after being sworn in to office, and he’s pretty clearly reaching for the White House. Early reports are that it’s going well. And Rich Yeselson wrote a high-profile (and fascinating) essay arguing that, basically, Cruz is perfectly positioned for reaching the top of the Republican ticket. The focus of this piece is on Cruz’s general election...
  • Washington Post Hits Ted Cruz With 12 'Birther' Stories In Two Days

    08/21/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 318 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/13 | John Nolte
    Over the course of just two days, the Washington Post pounded its readers with 12 "birther" stories aimed at Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Headlines included, "Can Ted Cruz Run for President?", "Canadian Born Ted Cruz Releases Birth Certificate Amid Queries if He's Eligible for Presidential Run," "Ted Cruz: I am Not a Canadian," and "No, Ted Cruz "Birthers" are Not the Same as Obama Birthers":**snipThough there is no legal question as to Cruz's eligibility to run for president (Cruz was born an American citizen), the Post has spent the last 48 hours bedeviling the Hispanic senator with articles obviously meant...
  • Ted Cruz is wrong; far-right candidate will doom GOP (A bucket is recommended)

    08/05/2013 1:21:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | August 4, 2013 | Thomas Taschinger, opinion page editor
    Freshman Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and some other Republicans think they know why the GOP didn't win the last two presidential elections: They weren't conservative enough. "If you look at the last 40 years, a constant pattern emerges," Cruz told ABC. "Anytime Republicans nominate a candidate for president who runs as a strong conservative, we win. And when we nominate a moderate who doesn't run as a conservative, we lose." It's not a new thought, but it's dead wrong on several different levels. First of all you have to pretty far in right field to think John McCain and Mitt...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Triumphs in 2016 Presidential Straw Poll: Wins Early GOP Vote Over Walker, Paul

    07/28/2013 6:13:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 588 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | 5 minutes ago | By Matthew Patane
    Sen. Ted Cruz hasn’t said whether he has presidential ambitions, but Sunday he won one of the first straw polls for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The Texas Republican captured 45 percent of the 504 votes cast by attendees at the Western Conservative Summit, a day after drawing several standing ovations during his luncheon speech at the fourth annual conference. “We shall see what sort of crystal ball summiteers have in awarding that decisive nod to Sen. Ted Cruz, who was so magnificent from this platform,” said John Andrews, founder of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, which hosted...
  • Commentary: Ted Cruz Merits a Look for President in 2016

    07/24/2013 2:03:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! Contributors Network ^ | July 24, 2013 | Mark Whittington
    A Marist poll released Wednesday indicates that Hillary Clinton is the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, and that there is a very crowded and tight field among Republicans. Yahoo asked voters: Which candidate are you backing and why? Here's one perspective. COMMENTARY | The latest Marist poll of potential presidential candidates shows a couple of interesting results. First, Hillary Clinton is blowing away other Democrats. Second, the Republicans appear to be bunched up with no clear front runner. Turning one's attention to the Republican field, one looks upon Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas. Hot Air,...
  • Ted Cruz could beat Hillary

    07/21/2013 2:01:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 117 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, JUL 20, 2013 | JONATHAN BERNSTEIN
    He may be a right-wing nut, but the Texas senator can beat a Democrat in a general election. Here's whyThere’s been some more buzz this week about Ted Cruz’s presidential prospects. The demagoguing senator took his first trip to Iowa just six months after being sworn in to office, and he’s pretty clearly reaching for the White House. Early reports are that it’s going well. And Rich Yeselson wrote a high-profile (and fascinating) essay arguing that, basically, Cruz is perfectly positioned for reaching the top of the Republican ticket. The focus of this piece is on Cruz’s general election viability....
  • Canadian-born Ted Cruz says “facts are clear” he’s eligible to be president

    07/21/2013 9:20:29 AM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 753 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz rejected questions Sunday over his eligibility to be president, saying that although he was born in Canada “the facts are clear” that he’s a U.S. citizen. “My mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She’s a U.S. citizen, so I’m a U.S. citizen by birth,” Cruz told ABC. “I’m not going to engage in a legal debate.” The Texas senator was born in Calgary, where his mother and father were working in the oil business. His father, Rafael Cruz, left Cuba in the 1950s to study at the University of Texas and subsequently became a naturalized citizen. President...