Ted Cruz for President

Election will come down to 3 issues

Matt Dinger, NewsOK.com

"I'm here today with a word of hope and encouragement and exhortation. All across Oklahoma, all across this country, people are waking up and there is a spirit of awakening sweeping this nation... I believe this election in 2016 is going to come down to three key issues: jobs, freedom and security," said Ted Cruz.

Cruz Makes THE Winning Argument Against Trump And Rubio

Senator Cruz is right that Donald Trump can’t prosecute the case against Hillary Clinton because he long-supported the same leftwing policies that she and Barack Obama have advocated and advanced; single-payer health care, funding for Planned Parenthood, Wall Street bailouts and government picking winners and losers in the economy. And the same goes for Marco Rubio.

FLASH: Cruz Conservatives Hit Media-Rubio Lies

“Tony Perkins had it right; these are nothing but lies from the Rubio camp. Ted Cruz is the only candidate for President that, if elected, I trust to govern according to limited government constitutional conservative principles. There is nothing in Marco Rubio’s record of supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, opening our borders and supporting the Obama-Clinton disasters in the Middle East that would lead me to change that view.” Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com

Suggested Cruz Campaign Reboot: Show, Don't Tell

David Limbaugh, Townhall

Ted Cruz is not going to draw voters away from Trump by convincing them he is more conservative. Many people don't care about the "conservative" label. The people being drawn to Trump are not in awe of his conservatism but of his supposed strength and courage -- two qualities Cruz actually possesses in spades.

GOP candidates chart different paths for Super Tuesday

Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, The Washington Post

The Super Tuesday contests award delegates proportionally and cover wide swaths of the country, from Massachusetts to Virginia to Alabama to Colorado. Together with the Florida, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio winner-take-all primaries on March 15, they could prove determinative in the nomination battle.

5 Reasons Ted Cruz’ ‘Divisiveness’ Could Be An Asset

Georgi Boorman, The Federalist

As David Marcus wrote about his experience at a New Hampshire Cruz rally: “the senator from Texas makes converts through sheer intelligence and facts, not charisma. But it doesn’t make his approach any less powerful.” 

Donald Trump, Iraq Demagogue

Carl M. Cannon, Real Clear Politics

Trump is now spewing nonsense about Iraq that demonstrates why the mere thought of him as commander-in-chief is so appalling. He’s been saying such stuff for years, but it’s come to a head the last few days as Trump tries to protect his lead in the polls in the looming South Carolina presidential primary.

Supreme Court Vacancy An Opening For Ted Cruz

Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times

In the throes of a circuslike campaign season, Mr. Cruz warned sternly on Monday that “two branches of government are at stake” in the presidential election, and he described his work as solicitor general before the nation’s highest court and offered a detailed primer on a “radical pro-abortion extremist” judge who happens to be Donald J. Trump’s sister.

Ted Cruz Ad Goes After Donald Trump’s Stance on Planned Parenthood

Nick Corasaniti, The New York Times

Ted Cruz’s campaign has opened a new line of criticism against Donald J. Trump, running an ad called “Currency” for Mr. Trump’s positions in favor of Planned Parenthood.

Can Ted Cruz Beat Donald Trump on Conservative Principles?

Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

Ted Cruz is the best political tactician in the Republican race. He started his campaign by identifying a clear constituency—self-described “very conservative” voters—and acting as their undisputed champion. 

High-Tech Ted

John Stossel, Real Clear Politics

The Cruz campaign didn't send volunteers to every single door to ask people for their vote. They saved precious time by knocking only on doors of likely Cruz voters who might need a nudge to go to the polls.

Cruz Wins Posthumous Scalia Endorsement In SC GOP Debate

Internet trolls and the perpetually outraged will be predictably stirred-up by our headline, but in the race to memorialize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during the South Carolina Republican debate the only candidate who actually got Scalia right was Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. 

Cruz Wins Posthumous Scalia Endorsement In SC GOP Debate

Internet trolls and the perpetually outraged will be predictably stirred-up by our headline, but in the race to memorialize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during the South Carolina Republican debate the only candidate who actually got Scalia right was Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. 

Political establishments getting kicked where it hurts

John Kass, The Chicago Tribune

Let's just say the political establishment is getting it right in their peculiar vulnerabilities. Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton among Democrats. And Donald Trump scored a huuuge victory among Republicans, although Sen. Ted Cruz's third-place showing puts him in a good spot as the campaigns move South and West.

Cruz Blasts Drafting Women, Media Tries to Twist his Words

CR Staff, Conservative Review

Ted Cruz opposes women in combat and drafting women, but liberal reporters conveniently left off the words psychopath “trying to kill them,” which clearly demonstrates Cruz was referring to his fear of women falling into the hands of the enemy, to make it sound like Cruz thinks American soldiers are psychopaths.

Trump Edges Cruz As New Hampshire Test Approaches

Going into the ABC Saturday night "dinner date debate" the FedUp PAC poll showed Donald Trump leading with 49%, while Senator Ted Cruz had 37% backing.  Marco Rubio, who seems to be emerging as the choice of the GOP establishment, had only 14% and is counting on a strong debate performance to boost the flagging hopes of the GOP establishment.

Rubio the Remainderman

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Marco is the fallback position of a reeling establishment that is appalled by Trump, loathes Cruz, and believes Rubio—charismatic, young, personable—can beat Hillary Clinton. But there is a problem here for the establishment; Rubio is not a barn burner; he is a malleable man of maneuver.

Red States Outnumber Blue for First Time in Gallup Tracking

Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup.com

Gallup's analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states. The remaining 16 are competitive. This is the first time in Gallup's eight years of tracking partisanship by state that there have been more Republican than Democratic states. 

Cruz's Path to Nomination as Plausible as Anyone Else

Ross Douthat, The New York Times

If Cruz’s weaknesses were good reasons to give him low odds when this whole process started, they aren’t good reasons anymore. In a field that’s fluid and shrinking, he may not be the absolute favorite, but his path to the nomination is as plausible as anybody else’s at this point. And, Cruz has the money, the organization, and a network of elite support that can carry him through a long campaign.

The Great GOP Realignment

Joshua Green, Bloomberg Politics

Add Cruz’s 28 percent to Trump’s 24 percent, and more than half of caucusgoers supported an outsider openly despised by the GOP establishment. Voters had heeded party elders for decades by nominating establishment figures such as Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. The Iowa result was nothing less than a revolt, and the message to Republican leaders unmistakable: Drop dead!