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Talk of Ted Cruz in 2016

by Phantom Ace ( 5 Comments › )
Filed under Elections 2016, Headlines, Republican Party at November 30th, 2012 - 12:06 am

Despite just winning his Senate seat this past election, There is speculation mounting that Ted Cruz has an eye towards 2016. He gave a very well received speech at the conservative American Principles Project.

Texas Sen.-elect Ted Cruz advised the Republican Party to rebrand itself under a banner of “Opportunity Conservatism” during a sweeping speech Thursday night that will only stoke speculation about a 2016 presidential run.

Speaking before the conservative American Principles Project dinner at a downtown Washington hotel, Cruz said the GOP’s thumping in the 2012 elections was more the result of poor messaging and communication than the wrong ideology.

“Why did we lose? It wasn’t as the media would tell you: because the American people embraced big government, Barack Obama’s spending and debt and taxes. … That wasn’t what happened. I’m going to suggest to you a very simple reason why we lost the election: We didn’t win the argument,” Cruz said before pointedly lowering his voice. “We didn’t even make the argument.”
“We need to embrace what I call ‘Opportunity Conservatism.’ We need to conceptualize, we need to articulate conservative domestic policy with a laser focus on opportunity, on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder,” he said.
If Ted Cruz makes any move towards running for President in 2016, expect the GOP Establishment to undermine him.




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5 Responses to “Talk of Ted Cruz in 2016”
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  1. coldwarrior
    1 | November 30, 2012 12:09 am

    i could actually vote FOR this cat.

  2. Calo
    2 | November 30, 2012 12:20 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    Yes, but I think this cat is out early.

    Put it away until 0700.

  3. EBL
    3 | November 30, 2012 2:54 am

    Good idea but too soon.

  4. 4 | November 30, 2012 7:24 am

    @ EBL:

    Yeah, he doesn’t have the experience. We’ve (rightly) complained about Obama’s lack of legislative background, so we don’t want to put someone up against whoever the Dem’s run in 2016 with the same weakness. It’s fine for Obama, of course, since he’s the Chosen One, but for anyone else, it’s a problem.

  5. theoutsider
    5 | November 30, 2012 9:27 am

    No way in hell is Cruz is going to be the nominee. Check out the vote for getting out of Afghanistan sooner. You might have a nominee there.

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