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Arizona and Utah Primaries: Cruz is the Best Candidate to Beat Hillary

As Arizona and Utah Republican voters head to the polls today for their primary elections there’s only one conservative choice on the ballot: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. 

In Ted Cruz conservatives don’t have to wonder where he stands on the conservative cultural agenda or on battling the Washington Cartel – he’s been a consistent leader, voice and vote for limited government constitutional conservatism his entire career. 

TrustTedWe contrast that with his chief opponent, Donald Trump, who has not only flip-flopped on many issues of concern to conservatives, but in many respects is the poster boy for the kind of crony government that spawned the Tea Party rebellion. 

Fealty to limited government constitutional conservative principles is a key consideration, but the most important choice voters will make in the Republican Primary is “who can beat Hillary Clinton in November?” 

And in that regard we also see Ted Cruz as the leading candidate and the only choice in today’s Republican primaries. 

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie documented in his book TAKEOVER, Ronald Reagan built his winning coalition by welding all the grassroots discontents with the Republican establishment into a new, and winning, conservative coalition. 

Ted Cruz is in the process of doing the same thing in this election and that is, says Mr. Viguerie, the only way to win the Republican nomination and most certainly the only way to defeat Hillary Clinton and win the general election. 

Prior to the rise of Ronald Reagan there were only two legs to the conservative coalition; national defense conservatives and economic conservatives. Reagan’s genius was to add cultural conservatives to that coalition making what had been a wobbly two legged ladder into a stable three legged stool. 

Ted Cruz is the only candidate in this year’s primary field who can repeat that feat. 

While Marco Rubio tried to position himself as this cycle’s leading neo-con hawk, Cruz quietly accumulated the endorsements and support of key conservative national defense thinkers and lawmakers, such as National Review columnist and national security expert Andrew C. McCarthy and Representatives Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma (a decorated Navy pilot) and Sam Graves, both members of the House Armed Services Committee, and Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of its Subcommittee on Emerging Threats. 

Likewise, economic conservatives have embraced the Ted Cruz candidacy with Investor’s Business Daily calling Cruz’s tax plan “as transformative, intellectually dominating and economically and politically revolutionary for 2016 as Kemp-Roth was in 1980. Indeed, even more so.” 

What’s more, contrary to the near-invisible accomplishments of his competitors, Ted Cruz has a real record of accomplishment on economic issues. 

As Asheesh Agarwal and John Delacourt reported for PJ Media, Ted Cruz did a brilliant job at the Federal Trade Commission: “Cruz promoted economic liberty and fought government efforts to rig the marketplace in favor of special interests. Most notably, Cruz launched an initiative to study the government’s role in conspiring with established businesses to suppress e-commerce. This initiative ultimately led the U.S. Supreme Court to open up an entire industry to small e-tailers.” 

Anyone can propose tax cuts said economist David P. Goldman in a column for PJ Media endorsing Ted Cruz. It takes real know-how to cut through the regulatory kudzu that is strangling America enterprise. 

And former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, a self-declared "Ted Cruz guy" told Fox's Neil Cavuto, "He says what he's going to do, he does it, he's highly principled. He's a guy you can trust." 

As important as economic and national security conservatives were to the Reagan coalition, the grassroots energy in the 1980 campaign was largely provided by newly politicized and energized cultural conservatives – and that appears to be the same dynamic today. 

Ted Cruz has a Faith Leadership Team which now includes more than 200 faith leaders from around the nation. The campaign also has a National Prayer Team, led by Cruz Crew volunteers, dedicated to a focused season of prayer on behalf of the nation, Cruz, and his family and staff. 

And key Evangelical leaders, such as Iowa’s Bob Vander Plaats, the president of the Family Leader, see Ted Cruz as the only candidate who, like Ronald Reagan, is the whole package for conservatives. 

As the results of elections of the past demonstrate, when Republicans run as conservatives, as they did in 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2004 they win. When they go back on their promises to govern as conservatives they get thrown out of office, as President George H.W. Bush did in 1992 and the Hastert Congress did in 2006. And most importantly, when run as Democrats-lite, as they did in 1976, 1996, 2008 and 2012 they lose – big time. 

The lessons of those campaigns should persuade every conservative voter that Ted Cruz is the only candidate who can credibly run for president as a full-spectrum conservative, build a winning conservative coalition AND who can be trusted to, without question, govern according to limited government constitutional conservative principles. 

As Mr. Viguerie said in his endorsement of Ted Cruz, “What are you waiting for? In Ted Cruz conservatives have a candidate that’s everything we want.”

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Trump Derangement Syndrome

I think you guys at ConservativeHQ have the so-called "Trump Derangement Syndrome". I consider myself conservative, but I don't dislike Trump as you so obviously do. I think he could become one of the greats if he follows through with what he's saying. I like Cruz also. But we need to get behind whichever one wins the nomination and keep the winner steered down the path they've laid out. If the winner doesn't do so good in the next 4 years (assuming they win the general election), the other one can step into the next election.

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where is my comment?

Cruz needs a break.

A permanent one.

When Cruz interfered with Dr. Carson's votes, I accepted his explanation but when he did it two more times, it was apparent he was just another politician using underhanded methods.

I respected Mitt Romney, until somebody got to him and caused his usual easy manner to transform into a vicious dog throwing insults and innuendo at Donald Trump. I've never been so disappointed in him.

Cruz is saying that he is a conservative. Think about it? Isn't it the conservatives that have helped Obama the last seven years?

Even when he was a lame duck president, they gave him everything he wanted.

Trump won't be obligated to give somebody favors because they pressed 1.5 million into his hand expecting something when he becomes president. Can Cruz say that? Of course he can, but it will be yet another lie.

Trump might not know all the in's and outs of Washington Politics, is that a bad thing? He DOES know many who are used to hard work, that can fill positions to get things done. When was the last time you saw a government employee who wasn't worried about when he gets to go home, or milking the time clock? Or a politician compromising a piece of legislation just to make a name for themselves?

I'm putting my eggs all in one basket and voting for Trump all the way. I'm tired of sending people to Washington to make themselves wealthy at our expense. VOTE TRUMP and Make America Great Again.

Cruz

There is no way in hell I'll vote for Cruz!!!! I'll vote for Trump before I vote for Cruz!!

Cruz

Cruz can't win in November.

The Establishment thanks you

If you believe the establishment line that anybody they didn't pick is "unelectable", just consider their record of success with Dole, McCain, Romney, heck - even Ford.
They Won with Reagan, who they hated, With Bush I, who pretended to be Reagan II, and with GW Bush, who faced a weak opponent and a split vote (Thanks Ralph Nader).
They lost with candidates who fit their malleable Rockefeller mold - now, who was it that Jimmuh Carter called "malleable"? Oh, T.... !

If they change the rules, like they did to remove Romney's challengers, if they manage to substitute a thoroughly decent but forgettable candidate, like Ryan, the Party will lose big.

I reminded a local journalist, recently, why Romney lost, and about the vivid demonstration of that at Romney's last rally before the 2012 General. Paul supporters were there in force - painting the outside of the arena with green laser which declared there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between Romney and Obama.

So, go ahead, believe Cruz isn't electable, but the GOPe Dopes have got a bridge to sell you!