Skip to comments.Ted Cruz to announce presidential bid Monday
Posted on 03/21/2015 9:46:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he will run for president of the United States, accelerating his already rapid three-year rise from a tea party insurgent in Texas into a divisive political force in Washington.
Cruz will launch a presidential bid outright rather than form an exploratory committee, said senior advisers with direct knowledge of his plans, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made yet. They say he is done exploring and is now ready to become the first Republican presidential candidate.
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Ted was one of 2 candidates that I would immediately support. Sarah Palin being the other. Ted announces, I support. Its as simple as that.
Thank you, RKBA Democrat!
It’s not optimism or even an overabundance of wishful thinking to say that Ted Cruz is destined to be President although the underlying fundamentals can certainly generate those feelings.
The projection is based on analysis of voter registration shifts and past performance.
To say he is ‘destined’ is to first observe that he is super intelligent (even the left admits this) IN THE SENSE that he responds naturally with his talents to all situations. By that is meant he is a ‘natural’. He is the one voice that appeals to Conservatives AND INDEPENDENTS, as well as Latinos.
The breakdown by voter group that leads to a President Cruz has been given several times on FR but will be repeated here for those still in doubt.
The key fact that many casual observers miss is there has been a tidal wave shift in voter registrations to INDEPENDENT. Do a search and you will confirm that in 2012 the Independent registrations made up 24% of the electorate and in 2014 this increased to 42%! AND of that 42% the clear majority are Conservative.
Next is to observe the fact that Romney carried the Independent vote in 2012 by only 1% which statistically is not a win; it is a tie at best.
What sunk Romney, as pinpointed in extensive post-election analyses was the ‘Perot’ demographic of 6 million + strong blue collar workers who are very stubborn and will not vote for a GOPe candidate under any circumstance even if the democrats ran the Anti-Christ as their nominee. Those 6 million + refused to pull the lever for Obomney and the result was Obama skated in to a second term. The key takeaway is this demographic is ebullient in passion for Ted Cruz.
Next is to observe the Latino-American demographic (not the illegal elements but those who are legally US citizens). Ted Cruz won 40% of the Latino vote when he ran for office in Texas. The reason is that if Latino-Americans have the choice to vote for a republican or a democrat they will pull the lever for the democrat BUT IF they have the choice between a Latino and a democrat they will pull the lever for the Latino. In other words they vote Latino first and democrat second, and republican rarely. SEIU will boost Latinos to vote for democrats but if there is an Independent or republican Latino on the ticket, many Latinos will vote for the Latino.
Cruz is Latino in their eyes AND MORE INPORTANTLY he is seen as independent from the GOP leadership. That is a crucial observation to make which is to see Ted Cruz as more independent that republican.
The Reagan democrats are registered democrats that vote conservative if there is a Conservative on the ballot. If there is not a Conservative on the ballot then they will vote for a moderate democrat or nothing at all.
Reagan democrats love Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz is mustering the same coalition that Ronald Reagan put together in 1980 and 1984. Nothing can stop such a coalition except for more than ten million illegal votes which is what Executive Amnesty is all about. Executive Amnesty is the game winner for democrats and now that it’s on hold, it provides critical timing for Ted Cruz to solidify the winning Reaganesque coalition.
Realistic and ‘conservative’ calculations put at least 54% of the popular vote in Cruz’ column. The Electoral College pathway is not as easy and the war rooms will be fighting tooth and nail for critical districts in battleground states.
But there is no question that Ted Cruz will win the heart and soul of Americans in 2016.
You got it. You will have the amnesty loving tax raising liberal,Bush against a field of patriots. Bush will get 16%. 84% of the party will reject him— BUT WAIT!! He gets all the delegates? How stupid are we?
Very silly advice. “Forget all media but Fox”? You think Reagan would have followed that advice? I think not.
Now go after the left with a friggin vengeance!
Gird your loins. We’re in for a hellacious fight.
CRUZ TO VICTORY......
Agreed. I think too many people around here think if you’re not for Cruz you’re just a RINO sellout. Let the debates and arguments begin and then let the people decide.
Durr huur, I don’t give sh!t, GOPE lover.
Ted has my vote..will crawl over broken glass to vote for this man..LOVE TED CRUZ!!!
After reading all the posts here, I feel a bit more comfortable, for I feared that Free Republic would treat Ted Cruz like they did Mitt Romney. Good to see that does not appear to be the policy here this time...
THIS FAMILY WILL FULLY SUPPORT TED CRUZ IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE, UNABLE TO DONATE A TON OF MONEY AS MANY OF YOU STATE BUT BEING RETIRED I HAVE THE TIME TO GIVE...
LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW...
For me its always been between Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin, I admire them both so whichever ends up running that is who I support. Both love America, both love Israel and both love freedom. God Bless Ted Cruz and his family, the bashing has already begun in the media, but is anyone really surprised..the media will bash ANY Conservative Ted is a strong man he will handle it just fine
LIVING CLOSE TO FLIGHT #93 I AGREE FULLY..
I’ve liked the ideas Ted Cruz has put forward and will look forward to more...and more...He is an honest man, with the LOVE of our Nation #1..
The MSM needs to be totally ignored..and trashed as often as we can manage.
WE CAN NOT AFFORD ANOTHER CLINTON OR BUSH...I WAS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF GWB, BUT HE HAS DISAPPOINTED ME IN HIS SILENCE. WHERE IS HE NOW??? DIGNITY FOR THE OFFICE HE HELD IS WONDERFUL, BUT SUPPORT OF SILENCE TO OUR NATION AS WE ARE BEING DESTROYED IS NOT. THEREFORE I WILL NEVER SUPPORT HIS BROTHER, JOHN ELLIS BUSH...
Reagan ignored media whom he knew would never support him
He was so popular their ridicule would never take hold
Their technique is ridicule....see Palin....she waded in.....they chewed her up....their lies became fact
Cruz has an even bigger problem
Media sans Fox is more libtard which is saying something and demographics were around 20% better for Reagan
Cruz will never win over 90% of media
Nothing to gain by doing anymore than minimum
Getting Fox to not kill him like they did all but Mitt last time
That’s the most logical path
Fox seems to be Jeb country
Maybe Walker second choice
Roger Ailes is without question the largest influence on our side in our culture
Do Juan and Linda support this?
¡Si, Juan says he approves!
May God Bless, Protect, and Equip this fine man.
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