Skip to comments.Ted Cruz appeals to Christian conservatives in 2016 kickoff
Posted on 03/23/2015 2:34:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz began his 2016 presidential bid with an impassioned appeal to the religious right on Monday, exhorting a cheering crowd at the world's largest Christian college to "join a grassroots army across this nation coming together and standing for liberty."
"God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet," he said. "I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today, I'm announcing that I'm running for president of the United States."
Cruz said the American dream "has enabled millions of people from all over the world to come to America with nothing and to achieve anything," but he warned that the dream is "slipping away."
He suggested America's political salvation rests, in part, on the political engagement of conservative Christians. "Today, roughly half of born-again Christians aren't voting," he said. "They're staying home. Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values."
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Ted Cruz had a great appeal for Christian conservatives even BEFORE his kickoff in this campaign.
Now they have a focus point to rally around. Oh, there are others, and surely those will also draw some interest. But the bigger the total cluster, the more it shall intimidate and daunt the ones who sneer and detract.
There is strength in numbers.
I know alot of black Christians totally turned off by obama due to his social stances and hostility towards Israel...I can see Cruz getting their votes.
I donated this morning and signed up as a volunteer this afternoon.
The media is going to come out with knives for Ted Cruz, because they know he is electable, is very intelligent, and is opposed to everything they want to happen in America.
Wasn’t he born in Canada?
Yes but he attended Princeton and Harvard. All sins are cleansed by the Ivies.
But the US Constitution says, well, you know what it says about this.
Nice opening touch. I’m pleased. Contrast this with McCain’s open disdain for social conservatives when he was running. It’s nice when someone appeals for your support. It’s nice when they not only want your vote but your values. Well done, Ted.
And here we go...again.
I think the establishment is going to find Ted Cruz to be the most formidable candidate they’ve faced in a very long time, if ever.
Cruz is the perfect man to break the ice with Hispanics.
I believe that Hispanics can only hear the conservative message from a masculine man, speaking strongly and confidently, that rinos just don’t know how to deliver a message to Latinos.
Soft mushy rinoism and puffery, just repels the average Hispanic.
I loved his speech and was merely asking a relevant question.
What’s your problem?
I don’t have a problem.
From the post you were responding to, it seemed you were bringing up the birther mess.
If I was wrong, I apologize.
Yes. His mother was born and raised here.
He’s a Hispanadian.
non apologetic attack proud Cruz Conservatism
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BUSH’S CONSERVATISM AND CRUZ CONSERVATISM?........”kinder, gentler - Bush1, compassionate - Bush2 .....versus COURAGEOUS CONSERVATISM - CRUZ.
it is like someone who is ashamed versus..... someone who is confident and proud of the American Way!
And he gave that speech without a teleprompter! Ha ha- Obama has to drag TOTUS around everywhere.
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