Skip to comments.Top conservatives meet at secret dinner to discuss Cruz's future
Posted on 06/15/2016 3:42:55 PM PDT by lodi90
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a confidential dinner with more than 20 top conservatives on Tuesday night to plan his comeback as a movement leader in the mold of Ronald Reagan.
The dinner was at the Virginia home of conservative activist Brent Bozell, and the agenda was to plot Cruzs future and the future of the conservative movement. The undertone of the dinner was about how to position Cruz for a future tilt at the presidency and to spearhead the conservative movement from his seat in the Senate, those in attendance said.
Dining with Cruz and his chief of staff, Paul Teller, were some of the most powerful figures in the conservative movement.
The spectrum of economic, national security and social conservatives seated at the table included Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, Club for Growth President David McIntosh, direct-mail guru Richard Viguerie, National Rifle Association board member and former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell, and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, sources confirmed.
According to those in attendance, the leaders discussed how they could work more effectively together and how to harness their vast financial and human networks in the service of conservative principles and Cruz's career.
Combined, those at the table have access to hundreds of millions of dollars and some of the largest ground armies on the right.
There was no specific discussion of electoral politics or whether Cruz will support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this cycle.
Many of the leaders at the dinner want Cruz to run for president again, and they are viewing Cruzs unsuccessful 2016 run as similar to Reagans failed attempt in 1976 to unseat the incumbent Republican president, Gerald Ford.
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Deportation or jail?
Your link doesn’t work. I’m getting a 404.
Where’d they meet...Krytal Hamburger?
A Pseudo-Reagan. That’ll work well (snicker).
These aren’t beltway rinos. These are the true conservatives who up to this point Trump is not courting. Hopefully he will at some point soon.
As a Cruz supporter, I must say he has a lot of damage to repair. He really melted down in the last two months of the primary.
Not Krytal...but Kristol Hamburgers.
I wouldn’t vote for Cruz after what he’s shown himself to be this election cycle. They better start to look elsewhere, those with all those vast resources not being spent to help elect Trump.
A misprint/typo in the article:
‘Club for Growth President David McIntosh’
Club for Mexican Growth President David McIntosh’
Those of them who are globalists are aligned with rinos. Bozell has always been in rino territory.
Maybe the Chicago Rioters will vote for him.
I was a Cruz supporter from the day he announced to the day he withdrew from the race. His brand of conservatism fits my views perfectly. However, he needs to modulate his speaking style and be less “preachy” in order to appear more sincere and attractive nationwide. I know this critique is superficial, but still important.
Not an effective secret dinner if we’re reading about it here.
1. Learn how to debate without condescension - which means no more long pauses which can get filled by snarky comments from working-class ‘braindead’ folks who are quicker on their feet than Cruz and
2. Some voice lessons. He has the worst speaking voice after Hillary. High, nasal, piercing and irritating.
Oh, and try being honest and not undercut his fellow Conservatives. That might work.
I could NOT STAND Cruz’s preachy way of speaking it was just intolerable !!!!
Cruz is a poor imitation of Reagan.
Reagan wasn’t a doctrinaire conservative - and certainly not a Shiite Conservative.
Cruz lost me when he blamed Trump for the violence in Chicago, gave a pass to the thugs.
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