The first video is from over at Red State, Moe Lane has posted an interview he landed at CPAC with Republican Candidate, TX-SEN PRI, Ted Cruz. In the interview, Cruz lays out what is going on in his race to become a Senator from Texas. The second video is from Cruz's own campaign site, where you can find more of them.
I've been following this guy’s career for only a short while, but from what I know of him, which is limited to what anybody can find out with a little research, there is plenty to like about this conservative, and the Senate sure could use him right now. If we can add 20 more like him this coming election, we would no doubt have a budget early 2013.
"From 2003-08, Ted served as the Solicitor General of Texas, the chief lawyer for the State before the U.S. Supreme Court and all the state and federal appellate courts. Cruz was the youngest Solicitor General in the nation, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas." From http://www.tedcruz.org/bio/
This country needs a new generation of leaders, and it is never too late to start adding people to the roster.
"For conservatives seeking reinforcements for Washington’s too-limited number of limited-government constitutionalists, it can hardly get better than this: Before he earned a Harvard law degree magna cum laude (and helped found the Harvard Latino Law Review) and clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Cruz’s senior thesis at Princeton — his thesis adviser was professor Robert George, one of contemporary conservatism’s intellectual pinups — was on the Constitution’s Ninth and 10th amendments. Then as now, Cruz argued that these amendments, properly construed, would buttress the principle that powers not enumerated are not possessed by the federal government." George Will
Cruz's father fought with rebels (including Fidel Castro) against Cuba's dictator Fulgencio Batista, was captured and then tortured, and then at age 18 he escaped to the United States with $100 sewn into his underwear. After this he graduated from Texas University, he met his wife, and started a small business that processed seismic data for the oil industry. Will is right; this story is something the Republican Party should foster. We have here a man who risks everything to start a new life in the land of the free. He has a child who reaches for excellence. The American story has always been about those who work for what they want. Cruz's bio is the exact thing the Republican Party needs.
It also does not hurt that the demographics are changing in a way that the party that garners the majority of the Latino vote, will have the greater chance of obtaining power in the future.
"In 37 states, the Hispanic population increased at least 50 percent between 2000 and 2010. The four states with the largest Hispanic populations — California, Texas, Florida and New York — have 151 electoral votes."Cruz is in a tough fight right now; his opponent is sitting lieutenant governor of Texas David Dewhurst, whom currently leads in the polls. Cruz has been coming on strong of late, and with more exposure from places like Red State and CPAC, he can come back and win this race, which would give him a good shot at winning the Senate race against whomever the Democrats try to throw at him. This is Texas after all.
Right now it is all about the Republican establishment.
Cruz said during a recent candidate forum, “there is a civil war going on in the heart and soul of the Republican Party.”
This is another fight like we had in 2010 when the establishment did all they could to hold on to their old power players, while the grass roots of the party wanted new faces that not only talked about the constitution, but also would be willing to fight for the rights that every American has. The country is not happy with the Republican Party, and anything short of true reform would make it much harder for them to trust us in the coming decades.
The vast majority of the people will not be able to cast a vote for Cruz in Texas, but we can do things like spread the word and send money. Winning the presidency would be a huge for conservatism, but we also have to remember that the power does not belong to only the president, and having the right conservative members of the House and Senate are equally important.
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