Skip to comments.Cruz, not Trump, should lead GOP rebellion
Posted on 03/31/2016 1:28:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I got to meet Texas Sen. Ted Cruz last week in New York City.
Normally after eyeballing a public figure up close, you report back to friends that, hes a lot different in person shorter or taller, friendlier or unfriendlier, aloof or really down-to earth.
Not so with Cruz.
That impressed me.
Besides being, OK, slightly smaller and significantly better looking in person than on TV, the Ted Cruz I saw and briefly spoke with at an off-the-record sit down at my old political club in Manhattan was the exact same one Ive been watching in action for the past several years. He was sincere, unwavering, driven and humorless, with that man-on-a-mission feel we saw in the primary debates.
Cruz clearly isnt a New York politician. He demeanor screams, Bible Belt (hes the son of a baptist minister) and hes far too smooth to be a Northeast politician. New Yorkers have an aversion to slicksters, and Cruz undeniably lends himself to that description. Hes also more conservative than most Republicans in these parts, not necessarily in what he believes, but in what he chooses to emphasize. There are plenty of socially conservative Republicans in New York, but they rarely lead with it.
Cruz goes there.
The biggest knock on Cruz to most Americans is that he was willing to shut down the federal government over the debt limit a couple of years back. A lot of very smart people called that reckless, but in fairness to Cruz, so is adding hundreds of billions of dollars in red ink to our already suicidal $19 trillion debt load. It was a bit of brinksmanship I personally didnt mind....
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But a man who identified publicly as a Democrat supported every liberal cause and politician is the outsider we’ve been waiting for
And we have paid for it ever since!
Yeah I hear Cruz has a Citibank credit card so he must be in the pocket of Citibank
Reagan was a Democrat at one time.
Cruz’ campaign is now full of former Jeb supporters, and the Jeb/Mario/Romney superpacs have spent a half billion tearing down Trump. In the general Cruz would be utterly dependent on those same donors. But of course he’s just a placeholder. As they are now saying publically, it’s the delegates who select the nominee, not the voters. The delegates may be pledged to Trump or Cruz on the first ballot, but they are almost all party hacks who have no real loyalty to Trump or Cruz. Their loyalty is to the party money machine.
“Cruz, not Trump, should lead GOP rebellion.”
I think the guy who draws thousands and thousands to every rally is a better choice.
He’s in bed with the establishment. He’s GOPe
CRUZ IS ESTABLISHMENT 100%
Probably not a good point to bring up. After all he said he was tricked. That makes him not very smart.
What a dumb ass thing to say.
Why? Bill was just saying that as some of things people use in assessing others at
their first time meeting. He didn’t say Cruz was, shorter or taller than he expected.
First of all, the author seemed to really care that Cruz looks better in person. Gross!
Second, if I thought Cruz would really lead a rebellion I’d follow him.
Height is a very shallow measure of politician or anyone. Bill is insecure in his skin.
Then he let the "rebellion" get away from him.
And now the "rebels" look at him as an Establishment guy -- however strange that would have seemed when the campaign started.
He doesn't connect with voters who aren't already committed to his ideology and comes across as another privileged politician who knows which side his bread is buttered on.
Ronald Reagan hosted GE theater and Death Valley Days in the Golden years of television. He was groundbreaking, you might say.
Cruz is a GOPe phony. He couldn’t lead a horse to water.
No, Cruz is and I bet they have the DNA on Lyin’ Ted.
I support Trump. I do like Ted Cruz, primarily because he is conservative. However, IMO, his biggest problem is this ...
From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz):
Cruz graduated from Princeton University in 1992, and from Harvard Law School in 1995. Between 1999 and 2003, he was the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and domestic policy advisor to George W. Bush on the 2000 George W. Bush presidential campaign. He served as Solicitor General of Texas, from 2003 to 2008, appointed by Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott. He was the first Hispanic, and the longest-serving, Solicitor General in Texas history. From 2004 to 2009, Cruz was also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation.
Cruz ran for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, and in July 2012, defeated Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, during the Republican primary runoff, 57%43%. Cruz then defeated former state Representative Paul Sadler in the November 2012 general election, winning 56%41%.
... This is the path of an insider, career politician. No real-world work experience outside of the governmental and political system. He’s not of the current GOPe but he has been on the path to get there. I have said before that I wish that he had chosen an executive route to get to the White House.
“Personally I prefer publicly funded elections but until then I will take an honest billionaire over a candidate that says I must do the bidding of my campaign contributors even if it is not in the best interest of the country.”
Personally, I’ll take a candidate with a core set of conservative values. If you don’t have that, you don’t have squat.
Deceptive Donnie changes his political positions whenever the winds blow.
And he’s been part of the corruption for 40 years, paying off the establishment on both sides of the aisle, but more comfortable with liberals and their issues than conservatives.
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