Ted Cruz Announces His Intention To Run For President

This will make the Establishment GOP very upset. After several days of hearing that Cruz was planning on making a big announcement Monday, he made that announcement

(Politico) The 2016 election officially began with a tweet.

Shortly after midnight on Monday morning, Ted Cruz confirmed on Twitter that he will run for president, making him the first official candidate of the 2016 race and kicking off a season of campaign launches, with several other candidates expected to jump in in coming weeks.

“I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” the tweet read, with a link to a slickly-produced 30-second campaign video.

“It’s a time for truth,” Cruz says in the clip, which is paid for by “Cruz for President.” “A time to rise to the challenge, just as Americans have always done. I believe in America and her people, and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise. It’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again. And I’m ready to stand with you to lead the fight.”

The full announcement is scheduled for 10am at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. His campaign website, TedCruz.org, is already live, and includes the tag line “reigniting the promise of America.”

Cruz also relishes his reputation as an uncompromising conservative — in his campaign launch video, he refers to himself as a “courageous conservative.” In his view, the GOP has lost the last two presidential elections because the party has nominated candidates who are too moderate.

“If we nominate another candidate in that same mold, the same voters who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016, and Hillary Clinton is the next president,” he told POLITICO in December, after Jeb Bush announced he was considering a presidential bid.

Mitt Romney was a great choice, IMO, in 2012 to deal with the economy. Unfortunately, his was entirely too squishy for many Conservatives, especially social Conservatives. Expect big opposition from Establishment Republicans. I already see a few, who shall remain unnamed, trashing Cruz, and, in essence, Conservatism. They apparently want another squish, someone who is pretty much Democrat Lite, like Jeb Bush.

While being more of a fiscal conservative than a social conservative, he will appeal to those same socials, and one needs to appeal to the Conservative base during the primaries, especially early on. One also needs to be a great speaker with great ideas, both of which are Cruz allies.

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6 Responses to “Ted Cruz Announces His Intention To Run For President”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Rafael “Ted” Cruz has been exclusively an American citizen for almost a whole year!

    Conservatives who thought Obama was not a natural born citizen: Is Rafael Cruz a natural born US citizen? If he’s elected President, will you spend years investigating Rafi’s background, running forensic tests on his US birth certificate? What’s that? He doesn’t have a US birth certificate????

    He was born in Canada to a legal American citizen mother and a Cuban father, who had fought for communist Fidel Castro. Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014 as he contemplated a run for US president.

  2. How cute, Jeffrey goes reductio ad absurdum.

    Of course, it was probably OK in his world when the NY Times ran 2 separate articles questioning whether McCain was eligible, and demanding his birth certificate. While not requiring the same of Obama. Oh, and it was Team Clinton who started the whole Obama birth certificate thing.

    According to law and courts, Cruz is eligible. Just like Obama. Aren’t you the same person who wants to legalize illegal citizens and allow them to vote?

  3. Hank_M says:

    I see that Ted Cruz gave a speech today at Liberty Univ.

    The speech was teleprompter free.
    From what I’ve read, he talked about his faith, love of country, support of Israel, etc.

    I’d pay money to see any prominent democrat debate him.

  4. Casey says:

    …Aaaand here comes idiot jeffy parroting the prog reaction to Cruz’s announcement. As usual, the real world was unavailable for comment.

    I wonder if that moron understands we’ve seen that Exact. Same. Comment. all over the web, already?

    The only thing these twerps understand any more is mud-slinging. The really sad part is that they’re too stupid to come up with their own ideas; they have to copy someone else.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Cassandra,

    You’re probably right. This particular piece of RWNJ dumbfuckery is just too, too easy and obvious. No one has to parrot anything.

    I mean, do you get it? The RW is supporting an actual foreigner for Prez while going absolutely batshit crazy that a Dem was born in Hawaii. Do you see how stupid this makes the RW look? Do you?

    Will website after RW website perform forensic analyses on Rafi’s US birth certificate? Oh, he doesn’t have one? You can’t make this stuff up! Has one Repubicun stepped up to say, “Hey folks, this makes us look dumber than usual.”

    Do you guys think that Canada is an American state? It’s not. It’s another country altogether. It might as well be Kenya. And Rafi’s dad was a Castro communist! RWNJs will support anyone as long as it’s a teabagger!

    Where’s Orly Taitz??

  6. Jeffery says:

    Of McCain, Obama and Cruz, only Obama was born in the US, yet he’s the only one the RWNJs hounded for a birth certificate.

    You lads should just hunker down and take your thrashing on this one.

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