Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ted Cruz Report 08.19.15

With Cruz holding steady in the polls, the stage is just about set for him to emerge as the only "true conservative" in the race with the brains and the chops to match the purity. Although those qualities definitely prevent Cruz from beating Trump or Fiorina in the invisible populist primary, establishment types know full well that Cruz is the only viable candidate who the right's populists and elites can both stomach. --James Poulos

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s mutual admiration is turning into a conservative bromance—one that could have a huge strategic payoff for the Texas senator’s presidential campaign.
Behind the scenes, Cruz has been methodologically developing Trump’s support. The two candidates have met in person at least five times and talk by phone occasionally. And in the future, they may even hold events together.
The two campaigns privately discussed a possible joint event this year in Washington, D.C., and Cruz was invited to join Trump’s infamous trip to the Mexico border, though a scheduling problem prevented him from attending, sources told The Daily Beast. --Tim Mak

When the junior senator from Texas an- nounced that he was running for president last March, I used these pages to write that, "Ted Cruz could win in places like Alabama."
That opinion was based upon Cruz's unapologetic advocacy and defense of the conservative principles of limited government, individual liberty, and free markets, and his sincere desire to see those principles form the foundation for a massive shift in American governance.
Five months into his campaign, however, I feel that my earlier statement must be revised: Ted Cruz "will" win in places like Alabama, and perhaps in even less conservative states. --J Peppers Bryars

“Every baby is a creation of God Almighty, and as Jesus is my savior, every baby has the right to live. Just not here.” --Ted Cruz on anchor babies

A Fox News poll released Sunday showed three of the most anti-establishment candidates in the GOP field on top. Political novices Donald Trump and Ben Carson took the top two spots, with 25 percent support and 12 percent support, respectively. In third place was Ted Cruz, who while a sitting U.S. senator, has successfully marketed himself as an anti-establishment superman by becoming perhaps the most hated man in the Senate among his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. 

Jeb Bush and John Kasich get failing grades on Common Core, while Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are the only Republicans running for president to escape blame on the thorny education issue, according to a new analysis from a conservative think tank. The Hill got an exclusive first look at a report card produced by the American Principles in Action that grades the GOP candidates on how fiercely they oppose Common Core, the set of education standards that were adopted by 46 states five years ago but have since become toxic with the conservative base PDF File of the Report