Skip to comments.My Letter to Ted Cruz
Posted on 03/18/2016 5:51:47 AM PDT by Jeff HeadEdited on 03/18/2016 7:19:11 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
I have been a longtime admirer of yours. Being myself a native Texan, who now lives in Idaho with my wife (with our five kids and eleven grandkids), I have watched and applauded your career there in Texas, in the US Senate, and now while running for President.
We supported you heavily here in Idaho, sending people to your site and explaining away many of the false narrative attacks on you. In Idaho, we gave you a large victory in the Primaries, as you are well aware.
Now I want to do some straight talking and give you my best advice. As a patriotic American, as a brother in Christ, and as a supporter of yours., and as a supporter of yours.
It is not going to be what you want to hear...but I believe it is what you need to hear and what will be best for our country.
There are many members of the GOP Establishment who now, magically, when you are the last viable candidate outside of Donald Trump standing, who want to all of a sudden come to your campaign's aide and help you win.
They will offer you money, they will raise money for you, and they will endorse you.
I would not listen to or trust them as far as I could throw them. They will attempt to use you and then throw you to the crub the first chance they get.
These people would rather have a Hillary Clinton Presidency, with all of the disastrous consequences it would have on our country, and to the Supreme Court, than have either you or Donald Trump as president. They are wholly committed to their own power, as you are well aware. They cannot be emboldened or enabled any longer...in any way.
PLEASE, please, do not go one step down their primrose path.
Now here is the hard part. Like it or not, Donald Trump has clearly tapped into the anger and frustration that so many feel (including myself and almost everyone I know) with the GOP establishment.
He has been able to suck most the air out of this cycles campaign.
Despite his brash mannerisms, and his past, he has put forth plans that many people are accepting...and quite frankly, most of them are very similar to your own.
The key with Donald Trump is whether or not he will do them in the long run.
If nominated, we need to make sure he will continue to push them. If elected we need to make sure he will do them.
You, Senator Cruz can be the catalyst to making sure it happens. I know you want to win it this time...heck, I want you to win it this time. But to now push it in order to try and MAKE that happen will be disastrous. I can see this...and I hope you will open your heart to that possibility as well.
At this stage, Trump is either going to get the delegates he needs to win the nomination outright, or he is going to come within a hundred or so of doing so. The GOPe is hoping he can be held just short so that they then can themselves become closely involved in the outcome.
But the American people are voting overwhelmingly to not have them involved at all.
You are going to come in second with a substantial number of delegates. Given the dynamics of this GOP Primary, quite frankly it will be amazing and a minor miracle that your message will have gotten through all of the squelch to put you in this position.
I Urge you Senator, with all my heart, that as soon as it is clear that your total number of delegates and Trump's total number of delegates together make it clear that that the voters in this nation are overwhelmingly choosing non-establishment candidates for the GOP...make a deal with Trump.
Get your candidates pledged to him if he will make you the VP candidate on both on this elections presidential ticket, and on a second presidential ticket should he run for it.
If you do this...and Senator, only you CAN do this...you will accomplish all of the following.
Senator Cruz, you can make this happen. I wanted you to win this time...but I do not believe it is possible at this point.
But America can still win. And in the process you can be positioned to become our President later.
I believe this is the best course...I urge you, and I am praying to God in Heaven, that you will seriously consider this course of action.
Yours, as a patriotic American and brother in Christ,
See the following links for some of my messages to all Americans:
What I would do as President of the United States
I posted this to my site and also sent it to the Cruz campaign. I doubt he will see it...but one can always hope.
Great letter, Jeff. Mirrors my sentiments nicely.
Jeff, that is priceless.
The alternative is of course Ted siding with the GoPe and Dems in the existing collectist shift, ending any chance he will ever have at the presidency and giving us 8 years of Hillary.
I think your request will ultimately be followed. Power is the driving force and Cruz allied with Trump will take the power.
The decision for Cruz is “what is my place going forward in this new world? What do I really want?”
Once he decides, it is his for the asking.
Very nice Jeff.
I seriously doubt that Trump will accept any limitation or constraints upon his ego.
I hope you sent him a different version than that...
It is correct on his website, FWIW.
Yes...on my site it is correct...I had a type here, and am asking the Admin Md to correct it they they can.
In my 3rd paragraph, can you change:
“As a patriotic American, as a birther in Christ, and as a supporter of yours. “
“As a patriotic American, as a brother in Christ, and as a supporter of yours. “
It is the way it is in the original on my site and I had a typo here.
Try re-reading the letter with a couple of changes. Every place it says Cruz, read Trump. Every place it says Trump, read Cruz. Then ask yourself if it makes you feel exactly the same way afterward. I am betting it will not and you will be upset with me for suggesting it.
One more to add...
We need him in the Senate now to stop any attempt of our squishes from letting Obama's SCOTUS nominee go forward. Schumer is already nudging them in that direction, and I do not trust McConnell's backbone. We are headed into summer, the same time of the year GWB tried the Dubai Ports deal and Harriet Meir's which were equivalent to this Obama disaster, I say nyet.
However in my request, I can't see him also running in the V.P. slot and basically staying in Disney on the Potomac and running the block. Please tell me where I am wrong or my logic is flawed...
Well stated. Wondering if this might very well be the plan.
Billionaire @GeorgeSoros who backs @HillaryClinton just gave #Cruz camp $250K to fight #Trump. Get the message?
Trump is winning. Cruz is not. So reversing their positions is a non sequitur.
Cruz’s endorsement and delegates will push Trump WAY over the top, end all talk of a brokered convention, unite the vast majority of the voters, and deal a huge blow to the GOPe.
The inverse does not work...and with the trends being what they are, will not work.
Not a bad letter at all, but honestly, I don’t think Cruz should be on the ticket at this point. The deal should involve some other role in the administration. If Cruz is on the ticket, there are just too many associations he has made in this campaign that make him general election poison. I’m talking the Glenn “Stabby” Beck and Kevin “Kill the Gays” Swanson types.
Also, Cruz is a uniparty candidate. He did not care one lick about the middle class until he saw it was working for Trump. People claim Trump plays to racists because of his positions on immigration. That is false, he just acknowledges that white and black blue collar workers alike have suffered under globalism, and he seeks to address the problems.
But here’s a problem with Ted Cruz: He never favored a pathway to citizenship for illegals, because he does not want them to vote (they would mostly vote Dem) or collect benefits, which I don’t disagree with. HOWEVER, in 2013, he argued very passionately that he was all for 11 million of them getting legal permanent residency. This would still allow them to work and still keep the globalist gravy train running. He only now says he’s against this because he’s copying the Donald, and should he get to the point where he’s not campaigning anymore, he’s going to go right back to his globalist agenda.
His wife is a cheap labor globalist, and so is he. No amount of posturing will ever convince me otherwise. The Gang of 8 bill only failed because Eric Cantor got primaried. It had nothing to do with Cruz and at the time he was in complete favor of passing it until Cantor got the boot. He doesn’t fool me.
It is exactly what I said would happen in my letter.
Cruz needs to not trust these people at all. They only want to use him to get a brokered convention and then throw him under the bus.
Cruz has a clear choice to make. I hope he makes the right one when all is said and done.
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