Millennials Respond to Sen. Cruz 2016 Announcement

image“Senator Cruz is one of America’s most eloquent and prominent voices for conservative principles. A Cruz candidacy means we will hear more from his Cuban-born father, who has a profound story and is arguably an even better public speaker than his son. Although he is currently polling eighth in national polls among likely GOP contenders, I believe Ted Cruz’s numbers will rise as his campaign continues and he taps into his extensive grassroots donor base. He will be the field’s most effective “attack dog” if you will, meaning that he will challenge various candidates on their weaknesses while promoting a message of positive conservatism on an aggressive platform. As such, he may prove valuable by weeding out the pretenders. Ideally, he will undermine candidates like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie while cutting into Mike Huckabee’s base. These sort of developments could radically change the nature of the race while giving rise to a conservative candidate or two, though not necessarily Cruz himself. Cruz appeals to the same voting blocs as Rand Paul and Scott Walker, who are arguably more viable candidates. I believe that conservatives, libertarians, and constitutionalists must unite behind one candidate ahead of the primaries to prevent someone like Jeb Bush or Huckabee getting the nomination. Is Cruz that candidate? Time will tell. Cruz will be subject to a host of criticisms for his perceived divisiveness and inexperience, but ultimately he could prove to be a game-changer in the race.” – Garrett Humbertson

“I think Ted Cruz is a great guy. I like a lot of what he says. But before I can throw my hat in his camp I need to know a few things: 1. How to deal with Iran without war 2. How to deal with ISIS without war 3. How to get left and right to unite to fix the broken economy.” –Benjamin Green

“While I like Ted Cruz as a leader in the Senate, I think a Cruz candidacy will ultimately hurt a Rand Paul candidacy. I don’t like the mentality that someone can “take” votes from another, but I do think it would be good to build a coalition behind one constitutional conservative candidate. Paul can likely pull from Democrats and Independents, while having strong conservative support. Cruz is a great voice to have in the Senate, but I worry about dividing conservative votes. I think of the 2014 South Carolina Republican senate primary, in which Lindsey Graham faced several conservative primary challengers and ultimately won cause conservative voters failed to unite behind one candidate. Conservatives need to be uniting in 2016 and not as split as they were in the 2012 primaries (that had way too many “frontrunners”). I’m not saying this is bound to happen with Cruz in the race, but my concern is dividing conservative votes and allowing a Jeb Bush or someone similar to find a path.” – Joe Kaiser

“I’m cool with Cruz. Cool with Rand, Walker, Rubio, Jindal. Anyone besides Bush/Christie good by me.” – Krystal Heath 

“I am divided about Ted Cruz’s announcement to run. On one hand, I think he’s a man with good intentions and a good heart, which is what I want in a President. For a long time, I have been saying that I don’t care so much about someone’s politics as much as I care about their character. On the other hand, I think Ted Cruz will be a dangerous candidate for the GOP given his combative and uncompromising history in the U.S. Senate. The Republicans bash President Obama for not compromising – Ted Cruz is the Republican Party’s Barack Obama. I have to admit, he is bold for skipping the exploratory committee and instead getting directly out there, but I feel like his decision is premature. For a lesser-known candidate, prolonged exposure can be good. For Cruz, this long of a campaign could do him more harm than good. But Ted Cruz has had his eye on the White House for a very long time. He knows that this is his opportunity. As the great philosopher Eminem once said “this opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo.” And as big of a fan as I’m sure Ted Cruz is of urban philosophy, I’m sure that is a lyric that motivated him. One of my biggest issues with Cruz is how he comes off as insincere when he speaks. Mitt Romney had this issue in both of his campaigns – voters saw him as stiff and out of touch. To put it bluntly, Cruz reminds me of a bombastic televangelist. His message is (for the most part) on point, but his delivery could use immense improvement. The more I listen to him, the less I am able to connect with him and his message. Overall, I think the Cruz campaign will be successful for much of the primary season. He is going to prove himself as an effective fundraiser and his debate performances will be good. But in the end, when he has to convince average American voters instead of conservative insiders and junkies, he’s going to face a big roadblock.” – Stephen Perkins

“I was really hoping he was thinking about maybe going for VP. He is way too divisive to get the nomination or the presidency. Much like Ron Paul he will develop a small group that will write him in to the detriment of the party.” – Kenny Tabor

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5 thoughts on “Millennials Respond to Sen. Cruz 2016 Announcement

  1. Reblogged this on Liberalism is Trust Fucked with Prudence. Conservatism is Distrust Tainted with Fear and commented:
    Ted Cruz seriously needs a NOSEJOB. He got to contact Michelle Obama’s CHINJOB plastic surgeon before he hit the streets. Good luck. Here’s the Arabian Nights Ted. Democrats are seriously eyeing Stevie Wonder as Potus 2016 ain’t Hillary.
    Whitehouse 2016 is on sale at $8B this season. Hillary ain’t got that money neither any GOP Kochsucker but can be arranged if POTUS-hopeful from either party or teeeebagarz are confident to fuck USA as Obama and Bush ‘the kid’ did in two terms. Now here’s a loose change.. We got Bill Clinton as FLOTUS-Hopeful.
    Go Potus Go

  2. Ted Cruz seriously needs a NOSEJOB. He got to contact Michelle Obama’s CHINJOB plastic surgeon before he hit the streets. Good luck. Here’s the Arabian Nights Ted. Democrats are seriously eyeing Stevie Wonder as Potus 2016 ain’t Hillary.
    Whitehouse 2016 is on sale at $8B this season. Hillary ain’t got that money neither any GOP Kochsucker but can be arranged if POTUS-hopeful from either party or teeeebagarz are confident to fuck USA as Obama and Bush ‘the kid’ did in two terms. Now here’s a loose change.. We got Bill Clinton as FLOTUS-Hopeful.
    Go Potus Go

  3. Reblogged this on Liberalism is Trust Fucked with Prudence. Conservatism is Distrust Tainted with Fear and commented:
    Ted Cruz seriously needs a NOSEJOB. He got to contact Michelle Obama’s CHINJOB plastic surgeon before he hit the streets. Good luck. Here’s the Arabian Nights Ted. Democrats are seriously eyeing Stevie Wonder as Potus 2016 ain’t Hillary.
    Whitehouse 2016 is on sale at $8B this season. Hillary ain’t got that money neither any GOP Kochsucker but can be arranged if POTUS-hopeful from either party or Teebagarz are confident to fuck USA as Obama and Bush ‘the kid’ did in two terms. Now here’s a loose change.. We got Bill Clinton as FLOTUS-Hopeful.
    Go Potus Go

  4. Ted Cruz seriously needs a NOSEJOB. He got to contact Michelle Obama’s CHINJOB plastic surgeon before he hit the streets. Good luck. Here’s the Arabian Nights Ted. Democrats are seriously eyeing Stevie Wonder as Potus 2016 ain’t Hillary.
    Whitehouse 2016 is on sale at $8B this season. Hillary ain’t got that money neither any GOP Kochsucker but can be arranged if POTUS-hopeful from either party or Teebagarz are confident to fuck USA as Obama and Bush ‘the kid’ did in two terms. Now here’s a loose change.. We got Bill Clinton as FLOTUS-Hopeful.
    Go Potus Go

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