Sen. Ted Cruz Wowing Them In Iowa

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Knock 'em dead Ted. America's going to need someone with some balls to fix everything Obama has fucked up. Cruz - Paul 2016

    There are no polls showing Ted Cruz leading the 2016 Republican presidential field in the Iowa. A PPP survey last month found Cruz in sixth place in the state, behind Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio. But after a particularly well-received appearance at a conservative event in Ames, Iowa over the weekend, there seems little doubt that Cruz, who has been in the U.S. Senate all of eight months, is zooming toward the front of the GOP pack in the nation’s first-voting state.

    The gathering, sponsored by the social conservative organization Family Leader, featured appearances by Rick Santorum, winner of the 2012 Republican caucuses, and Cruz, along with billionaire gadfly Donald Trump. From all accounts, Santorum was a popular speaker; the social conservative crowd appreciated not only his positions but the enormous effort he has made to get to know the state of Iowa and its conservative residents.

    But Santorum’s welcome could not compare to the wildly enthusiastic reception for Cruz. Joined by his pastor father, Rafael Cruz — he was a big hit, too — the Texas freshman senator wowed the crowd, and then wowed them again.
  2. Lucrum


    I'm not hopeful that's it's even going to matter who runs in the next presidential election.
  3. pspr


    Even with this stupid Immigration crap, it won't kick in right away as far as new voters. The GOP has to turn to the politics Cruz and Paul are preaching or die. It's going to take turnout to win. Romney couldn't get it done or he would have won.

    No more establishment candidates.
  4. Lucrum


    I'm all for that. Just don't know that there are enough productive thinking tax payers left to get someone like that in the WH.
  5. Couldn't someone give Santorum a job so he stays out of sight? He basically handed the democrats their phony "War on Women" line with his debate performances.

    I don't doubt his sincerety or his convictions, but I don't see how he helps things by attacking candidates who are against 99% of abortions. I understand that if you regard abortion as murder, there is no logical reason to exclude rape and incest, etc, but there is a practical one. I'm not willing to order a woman who has been through that to have the child. There are some situations that we don't need government butting into and that is one of them.
  6. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Republicans need to get out of social issues pretty much altogether.
  7. How do they do that?

    Isn't our Libtard/Communist platform all about "social issues"?
  8. pspr


    I think Santorum is a has been. He comes across sort of angry and I don't think many will listen to him this time around.

    Maybe a nice year long vacation to Brazil in 2016 would be good for him. :D
  9. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    It's actually pretty simple. They just say "I have my own personal viewpoints on Abortion, or Gay Marriage, etc., but those are my personal views. I do not believe the Federal Government has any right to tell you what is right for your life, your body, your family. It is up to you to decide what fits your standards, your morals, your religious beliefs. Now let's talk about Fiscal issues."
  10. wjk


    That would make them libertarian, and the establishment hates them even more than they hate the left (probably sees them as a bigger threat to their status quo). I agree with your assessment, however.
    #10     Aug 13, 2013