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Ted Cruz builds team for 2016
Washington Examiner [DC], by David M. Drucker

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/29/2014 12:29:08 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz is expanding his political operation, a move sure to stoke speculation that the Texas Republican plans to run for president in 2016. In recent weeks, the Cruz team signed contracts with three Republican consultants with national experience and ties to some of the early presidential primary states. Cruz has cultivated a national following and traveled to the early primary states often since winning his Senate seat in 2012. Yet his political team was relatively small and oriented almost exclusively toward Texas. To help the Tea Party-affiliated senator manage his role as a national leader and prepare for a possible White

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/29/2014 12:38:58 PM     (No. 9986064)

Cruz is young enough to set sights for 2020 or even 2024, and he appears smart enough to think that far ahead.

Does anyone here have a definitive answer as to his eligibility for the office? I have read there is an issue but do not know the details.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/29/2014 1:04:33 PM     (No. 9986112)

#1, I don´t think you´ll find a definitive answer here. Half the posters seem to think Cruz is ineligible by dint of being born in Canada to a father who was not a U.S. citizen at the time; the other half believe Cruz is eligible. Cruz himself obviously believes he´s eligible, and as he´s a Constitutional scholar of some considerable note, I´ll take his word for it.

You will read the same debate pro and con Bobby Jindal´s eligibility. Jindal was born here to parents who were non-U.S. citizens at the time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/29/2014 1:05:51 PM     (No. 9986116)

I would sign up to work on his campaign.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 8/29/2014 1:18:14 PM     (No. 9986137)

I suspect he would be good for the country, but suspected the same thing of others who turned out not to be. I´ll be watching and keeping my fingers crossed.
Free advice from me to him: Avoid anyone who can say the name "Rove" without spitting.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/29/2014 1:37:05 PM     (No. 9986158)

Cruz can do it. It is up to us to believe that "it" can be done.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janylou, 8/29/2014 1:48:17 PM     (No. 9986171)

I´m a Cruizer!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Daisymay, 8/29/2014 1:53:50 PM     (No. 9986181)

I like Cruz, and would vote for him if he´s the Candidate. I wonder however if we might need someone more experienced who can handle the mess in the Middle East. I think Perry would be that guy, with Cruz as his VP. Then Cruz would be ready after 8 years. He is WAY more qualified than Obama was, but I´m not sure we want a one term Senator running this country after the mess Obama has made for us!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/29/2014 2:04:24 PM     (No. 9986197)

#2: I don´t think it´s ´obvious´ that Senator Cruz thinks he´s eligible. In fact, I will argue he´s aware of his ineligibility, predicated on the following:

The Senator was ask just after the buzz began about him running for the presidency by some reporter (I don´t remember whom), what his opinion was on his own eligibility. Senator Cruz´s answer was, "I´ll let the people decide that." That evasion convinced me, he knows he´s not eligible.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle, 8/29/2014 2:29:39 PM     (No. 9986227)

In his book "Where´s the Birth Certificate," Jerome Corsi offers an explanation as to the question of eligibility. From his research, Cruz is not eligible to run.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/29/2014 2:50:03 PM     (No. 9986249)

I´m pleased to burst a couple of bubbles here. Sen. Cruz is eminently eligible to run for POTUS on the basis of the FACT that his mother is an American citizen, born and raised in Delaware. Suck it up, folks!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: scottc, 8/29/2014 3:00:37 PM     (No. 9986260)

I am very proud the Ted Cruz is my Senator but he is not eligible to be President based on his Canadian birth.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/29/2014 3:11:12 PM     (No. 9986273)

Here we go....

The Cruz circular firing squad begins.

The stupid party indeed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/29/2014 3:11:44 PM     (No. 9986274)

#10: I admire your certainty.

Will you give us an overview as to why Senator Cruz is eligible?

As you can see in post #8, I hold a different point of view, but I am open to being educated.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/29/2014 3:30:21 PM     (No. 9986292)

Obama´s precedent setting candidacy and presidency gives the lie to Senator Cruz´ eligibility. We the people are fortunate to have his history for all to see, whereas Obama and his handlers cleverly bamboozled enough low infos uninterested in such basic details, and to this day the truth of his origins and schooling is still a tightly kept secret from the American public. As long as that conception is allowed to flourish no one should deny Senator Cruz´ aptitude for the job. He loves America and the Constitution, and that´s good enough for me.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/29/2014 4:04:18 PM     (No. 9986322)

#14: It could be argued that Senator Cruz´s ambition overrides his love for the constitution.

#12: Is it your position that the airing of different points of views is stupid?

My last post on this matter.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/29/2014 5:15:35 PM     (No. 9986379)

Thank goodness.

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