I first learned about Senator Ted Cruz on Facebook. A lady I with whom I was connected, from the Ron Paul 2012 campaign, volunteered on Ted’s Texas Senate race. Not long thereafter, the Republican Liberty Caucus endorsed Ted’s Senate Race as well as Senator Rand Paul and, the champion of the Constitution, Congressman Ron Paul. In May, 2012, Ron and Rand traveled to Austin TX to campaign for Ted Cruz for Senate.
I donated 25 bucks to this Ted guy because of his liberty movement credentials: The RLC,Young Americans for Liberty, RonPaul, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul were worthy endorsements and the idea that Ted could “Unite the Right” appealed to me:
Cruz has been endorsed by Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, George Will, Mark Levin, Jim DeMint, James Dobson, Sean Hannity, Ron Paul, FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth, the Tea Party Express and countless prominent conservative individuals and groups. No other Senate primary candidate in the country has come close to securing such an impressive breadth of endorsements.
Instead of fighting amongst each other, it would behoove right-wing activists to unite around candidates like Cruz as they face big-government opponents within their own party. We conservatives must arm our movement with a House and a Senate willing to stand up to a big-spending president regardless of his partisan affiliation. Ted Cruz is a man I’m confident will join brilliant elected officials like Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint and Justin Amash in that fight — a fight crucial to putting America back on the road to fiscal sanity and economic prosperity.
Ted Cruz was a candidate who could unite the fractured, grass roots movement conservatives, appeal to libertarians, and stand for tea party principles in an articulate manner. Of course, I expected him to moderate once he got to DC like Jeff Flake, Pat Toomey, and Jason Chaffetz. Boy was I wrong.
My title may rub some people the wrong way but hear me out–no member of Congress, since 2012, has taken the lead in more principled stands, against big government, than Senator Ted Cruz. It’s made him unpopular among Democrats but equally as unpopular among 20th Century Republican legacy Congressmen. Cruz led the fight to defund Obamacare, protect internet freedom, oppose Iran’s state sponsorship, defund Planned Parenthood, and defend the Second Amendment. He is the only Presidential candidate to propose complete abolition of the IRS and one of two talking about auditing the Federal Reserve Bank.
Leading principled fights, regardless of whom he upsets in DC. That sounds like Dr. Ron Paul to me.
More importantly, Ted Cruz is the right messenger. He has a strategy to win the White House, is in the top two in fundraising, and has a ground team with its sights set on winning the “SEC primary”. Ted Cruz is running the best campaign among the Republican candidates. Ted is a close second choice to Rand Paul among Liberty Republicans
Ted Cruz could unite the right in a way no other candidate has done since 1980. While he’s not Ron Paul, Ron Paul’s son is no Ron Paul. The man won’t ever be duplicated in my lifetime.
But Ted Cruz fights for the Constitution like no other politician has since Ron retired…and he could actually win the Presidency. That’s exciting to me.