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Tuesday, March 24. 2015
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No Cruz for me. That he declared at a Fundamentalist College pretty much made him fall off my list. I won't vote for a religious right candidate. I don't need a President trying to bring religious revival. They can't do it anyway. I need a sound person who can actually do what I think we need which is to address the massive debt in a reasonable way and to protect and defend the nation.
So he should have announced at Berkeley or Stanford? That would have worked out well?
I hope somebody (not sure it's Cruz) can talk the religious right out of their stupid love for their brand of big government.
It sucks. It's Obama all over again, talking into an estrogen cloud.
Letting women vote is a horrible idea.
Maybe Cruz actually believes it? The thing with Obama is that I never figured out what he believed. Romney was similar in that respect, probably because of his Mr. Fixit personality.
Lots of good ideas but every since I learned his wife works for Goldman Sachs I assume they will stay ideas and he will just do what the ruling class wants. Drudge reported that even their kiss yesterday was rehearsed.
I like him. I like Rand Paul better, but Cruz is far superior to Rinos like the Bushes.
Belmont Club says the point is the reaction.
Cruz's religious affiliation isn't a problem for me. I like the guy. I am concerned he might be a bit more hawkish than he appears. I didn't vote for Reagan because I thought he was a war monger. But I think history shows Reagan was correct in his analysis regarding the use of force. He also admitted his mistakes in his use of force.
For me, there's only 2 or 3 candidates I would even consider at this point. Cruz is one of them. (His wife's job isn't a problem for me)
I find I am shifting just a little from being a staunch libertarian. A little less staunch I guess.
Yeah, I think if you yourself have long been ridiculing every leftist position, the speech is less great.
You already spoke for yourself.
I like him because he fights the left.
We need fighters not "reach across the isle"
I also like this site.
A presidential candidate that wants to restore the constitution, secure our borders and put America first. He must be destroyed. The left wing media will nit pick him to pieces. The Rinos will criticize everything about him. Of course his religious belief will be used against him,no matter that all candidates profess a strong religious belief. The long knives are out, he scares the opposition (i.e. those who don't like the constitution, don't want strong borders and hate America). I like him!
I think he's a breath of fresh air. I mean what politician dares to talk about founding principles? He's not my first choice - at this point, that is Walker - but if he wins the nomination, I would GLADLY vote FOR him. In the recent past, it seems like I've voted as much against the demoncrat as for the pubbie.
I would prefer some actual accomplishments. Obviously, any attempt at something good in Harry Reid's Senate would be a lost cause so I don't hold that against him too much but it does show how a governor has an advantage.
I like Paul, too. I like the inroads he seems to be making in some lefty groups, but I worry that he's too much like his father, whom I really like on some issues like the economy and a general laissez faire stance, but he worries me about foreign policy.
I agree with Jake - I want a fighter. I don't mind our side reaching across the isle as log as it is to bring them to our side. I'm tired of the squishy middle that dominates the pubbie establishment. It's about time we learn how to fight from the demoncrats.
100% agree with you on the last several presidential elections...never seemed to be any candidate that I really liked, so I'd vote against the Democrat.
This cycle, I see several candidates whom I could be happy with. Maybe this time, when the primaries come to my state, I might have a CHOICE for once.
Cruz is in the bucket of possibilities for me. No one is going to be 100% perfect. Cruz, at least, doesn't stand with the rest of the mushy Republicans in Congress for the most part. That already puts him ahead of the game.
Generally, I'm not a fan. Not opposed, mind you, but not going to vote for him. Less dangerous than Obama, but I really think his sense of self is a tad overinflated.
I rarely agree with Jon Stewart on ANYTHING, but after telling the kids that he opposed the collection of information at a government level, he had them all text to 33733 (the Heritage Foundation #, I believe), where their phone #s and data were collected for use in furthering his campaign.
There is a difference between private companies collecting and using data and the government doing the same. But when a politician is doing it - well, that's downright creepy. Especially when it's this guy.
But I'm not concerned about all the things the Left railed on and on about. That's normal.
I just think he's a got an edge that I'd like to keep an eye on. I can see a guy like him (or almost any politician) coming unhinged.
I am skeptical of all high-level politicians, so I look for those who profess that they want gov't to leave us alone.
Cruz seems to fall into that category.
But you gotta wonder about the ones who say they want government to leave us alone and then use it to get what they want.
Not saying Cruz is necessarily one of those specifically, because they are all one of those.
It's a question of degrees. Cruz is OK with plenty of government in things where he feels there needs to be plenty of government, whereas I don't feel there is anything that needs much governance at all.
I would vote for Cruz. I would vote for Walker, and I would vote for Paul.
After these guys the GOP has nothing that interests me.
I take most of what I read and everything (that I'm not watching on the boob tube) with a grain of salt. I like to see a man commit to paper his thoughts and beliefs. It's important (and a necessary job qualification) that candidates be able to stand up in front of their fellow citizens and elucidate what they think and want they want to do. Without a TelePrompter would be an improvement.
Most of the men from this countries history that I admire and respect had strong religion and strong religious beliefs. For those born to young to enjoy an upbringing surrounded with church and institutions unabashed by their Christan heritage and patriotism will never understand those of us that did. Denying God and rejecting all religious belief may be an individuals right but to me it's not an recommendation. A religious president acknowledges and bows down to a higher power, is there anything that the current president bends his knee to?
Becoming President can either be a business decision or a calling, but a President without any respect for our history and unique American culture will not succeed. There is too much respect for the office of President now. If Barack Obama has had any positive contribution to this country it is that he has greatly reduced that respect. He should have been pulled down from his self built throne during his first term that he still rules is our shame.
In any case, no candidate I like at this point in the campaign is going to be nominated next year. If I've learned anything is the last sixty years, I've learned that.
That the Left thinks he's a Class A Threat to them is most of what I need to know.
ditto. The statists tell you who they fear through their media mouthpiece.
Count me in for Cruz and/or Walker. I have little interest in Paul at this point and none for Bush. I watched the video and find myself in complete agreement. I do admire and respect the accomplishments of Gov. Walker. I'd be happy with either as the Republican nominee. I am also confident that Establishment Republicans will fight tooth and nail to prevent either from winning the nomination.
I'm just trying to work out the symbolism here -- in every blog and online forum that I've seen, the video of the speech chosen to be embedded is the one with the prominent chyron of Canada's CTV broadcaster in the lower right. The CSPAN one is first on google-searches, well indexed, and just as embeddable...
This is on lefty blogs, righty blogs, libertine blogs, etc. Apparently we should all subliminally associate Cruz with Canada for some reason. Is it just that this was the best version, better covered in Canada because of their interest in a Canadian born presidential candidate in the US? Or is it because US media didn't want to give the platform to a conservative, so only foreign commercial media such as Canada's CTV bothered to upload the complete speech?
Up the Calgarian!! At least we Canadians didn't tax him on citizenship as well as residency; unlike you Americans who do both. Ask Boris Johnson, Lord Mayor of London, who - as an accidental American (born in the U S while father studying there) found the IRS wanting a substantial portion of the money he received from selling his London home. Last heard, he settled - if only to be able to fly through the US en route to more desirable places - but is renouncing his U S citizenship.
The Republicans have absolutely no viable candidates. They don't have any Indians nor community organizers and not a one of them is "dead broke".
Indians? There's Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley, and Piyush "Bobby" Jindal. Both currently serving Republican state governors...
I think oolioo was talking about presidential candidates and he is wrong as Bobby Jindal may be a candidate, but then maybe, he's the wrong kind of Indian.
Maybe you would have caught on to my sarcasm if I had said "fake-Indian.
Cruz is a good man, but nobody is going to vote for some guy who's only been a Senator for two years, is biracial, and who was not born in the USA. Oh, wait...
The abortion thing is a killer. Most women, including a good chunk of Republican women, want to keep abortion legal. This will play as just more "war on women" horse shit.
Realistically, it's too early to tell how his candidacy will play out, but there's really no one out there with much national name recognition or a record that really grabs the bulging part of the bell curve.
Hope the pubtards can do better than Cruz.,.Princeton 1st. place debate team, loudmouth loser!IMO
Great speech. But watch for the Republican Establishment to tear him down, which they've already begun in earnest (note the one-term Senator baloney/meme they've started).
Won't enjoy watching the liberals damn themselves with their unrestrained hatred for Cruz, but I will enjoy watching every argument they make, being intelligently rebutted by him or his campaign spokesmen. It's going to get real rough real soon.
Cruz is a new kind of Republican politician. Like Tom Cotton, Trey Gowdy and a few others are very smart, very outspoken, are not willing to back down and cannot be beaten in a face to face exchange of ideas. The Democrats will be forced to snipe from the sidelines and depend on the compliant media to make their comments seem cogent. Unlike most Republicans who prefer to go along to get along the new Republicans want to confront the opposition. The Democrats are hindered by not having an honest agenda to defend. How do you defend open borders, increasing welfare to buy votes, blatant black against white racism and the other Democrat positions. I say bring it on. Lets have the debates.