Why I’m dumping Carson and Trump and supporting Ted Cruz for President

Ted Cruz Earned My Vote

The Republican Establishment is grinning ear to ear right now. Two of the insurgent candidates are ganging up on the third in a petty effort to take him down from his leading position. It’s a sad state of affairs when just a couple of days ago things seemed so rosy for the cause of conservatism and the future of the United States of America.

It isn’t the message sent through the Ted Cruz app in Iowa on caucus night that hurt the insurgents. It was the responses. Donald Trump, who was once my favorite before I watched him lie about insulting a disabled reporter, has done his predictable tantrum calling everything unfair and attempting to cover up for his embarrassing loss in Iowa. Ben Carson, who has been my favorite ever since Trump fell from my good graces, decided that he wanted to play the victim rather than demonstrate his strength to rise above the fray.

There’s a true sadness that I’m feeling about this, now. Carson has been the moral man throughout the campaign, but his morality dropped when he decided to play the victim card. He knows very clearly that he didn’t lose 25,000 votes as a result of the message. He didn’t lose 2,500 votes. He probably didn’t lose 250 votes. In fact, it’s conspicuous that despite all of the coverage this is getting on every major new outlet, there hasn’t been a single voter who has come forth and said that they were coerced to change their vote from Carson to Cruz. I know that if I was going to vote for one candidate and a false report made me vote for a different one, I would be screaming at the top of my lungs. I’d have Bill O’Reilly, Mike Wallace, or somebody interviewing me so I could tell them what a dirty trick it was.

Nobody has. Somebody probably will at some point, but again the results in Iowa were not dramatically changed by the news. If it never happened, Cruz would still have beaten Trump by a large number and Carson would still be in single-digits.

There was some good that came out of this. Any other candidate would have turned his staffer into a scapegoat, a sacrifice to the political spinsters to draw attention away from him. Cruz has not done that. It’s shocking that he hasn’t knowing that his political future is at stake, but he has chosen to stand in front of his staffer and take hits from every angle possible. This absolutely shocked me. I still keep refreshing the news to see if he did what everybody else would do, but he hasn’t.

That’s exactly who Ted Cruz is. I’ve known it for a while and had him as my third choice, but this solidified his move to the top of my voting list. He has always stood for the conservative principles that guide him, which is why he deserves my vote. It’s easy to select a scapegoat, especially when it would be politically beneficial. It’s harder to stand alone against the tumult that comes with being a person of values.

While Trump is whining about everything and Carson is weeping over how his chances were destroyed by an evil opponent, Cruz is taking the heat and staying focused on the issues. He is emerging as the statesman that this country needs. He now has my vote.

Update: I feel even more secure about my decision after reading this article.

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  • You’ve made the right choice Rocco. Ted is a principled man fighting a cesspool of corruption. They ‘hate’ him because he’s not going to give in while fighting for our rights and children’s future.

    • I agree. Ted Cruz is so sincere ,honest,and steadfast in his conservative values. I pray he wins. Our country needs him. We need to get back to our Constitutional values.

      • Really, well, I say you have not paid attention, and you should do some Real homework on this status quo sleazeball politician.
        Even in one of his campaign commercials with his mother, she even had to give him a double look when he lied on camera, yea, he’s a great guy, even his kids don’t want him touching them.
        Trumps kids and grandkids can’t wait to be around him and how your children treat you, shows the character of the man.

        • Hahaha! She gave him a double look when he lied on camera? So, you are now an expert in body language? More likely you are seeing what you want to see since you believe all the lies and half truths that Trump and the media have concocted about Cruz.

      • This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

        Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

        https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

        Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

        • Going into the rhetoric you see on some stupid YouTube video. Instead, pull-up his voting record. You will find that he has been 100% consistent

        • First off, anyone can say anything about anyone on Youtube. This doesn’t make it truth. Unless you show me a video of the candidate saying or doing what is claimed you will not convince me. Make sure it’s not a video that cuts out parts to make it seem to say something else either. I need at least 2 minutes before the part you claim indicts and 2 minutes after minimum. I have linked about a dozen videos of Trump saying one thing that is opposite of what he’s claiming on the campaign trail, or behaving badly. The most incriminating is his conversation with Wallace saying he won’t discount Cruz as VP…really? If Trump really believed all the trash he makes up about Cruz (and Trump’s followers blindly believe) then Trump would NEVER want Cruz as VP. This tells me what I’ve known all along, since I research my candidates, that Trump will do whatever it takes to win, including lie, bully, berate.. you name it.

      • He is the one, I agree. They will fight him tooth and nail, though. I hope he will tender his talks to the people, though. Get his message across but gently, not like a lawyer. Talk personal to the people as he would any other time. I think he will relate a little better to the regular folks. His message is the one we all need to hear.

    • Haha, you can’t be one, married to someone who works for Goldman-Sacks, and takes big donations from them, and say he is a “principled man!”
      You must have voted Obama twice if you believe that!

      • First, show me Cruz’ big donations from Goldman-Sachs, then explain to me why it would be unprincipled for any candidate to accept such a campaign donation. Cruz can be married to a Goldman-Sachs employee all he wants, and if he was going to be swayed into some evil deeds because of it you would see it in his behavior while in the Senate. Well, do you see such behavior because I sure don’t. The reasons you gave for not liking Cruz are completely invalid but parroted nicely from what Trump and the media have told you. If you want to see bad behavior look into Trump’s past, because you won’t see it from Cruz. BTW, Cruz’ average donation is under 70 dollars.. that’s not indicative of some huge corporate donations.. but thanks for playing.

      • goldman sachs is partner with trump in one of his businesses and trump is a shareholder in goldman sach and trump has only spent 2 mill of his own money in this campaign all of the rest is from donors. and go to dana loesch on you tube and watch if you really want to learn the truth. but you don’t you will just keep lying just like you are hre.

    • This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

      Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

      https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

      Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

      • Someone saying something about Cruz doesn’t make it true. Show me the videos of Cruz himself flip flopping.. you can’t.. although Trump has flipped on immigration, abortion, healthcare, taxes.. but Cruz is the flip flopper eh?

    • This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

      Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

      https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

      Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

  • And I thank you! Ted Cruz has always had my vote and I was even thinking/saying Cruz/Carson 2016!!! A lot of people agreed with me! Sadly, this situation has changed all that. It saddens me too when the candidates that stepped down didn’t support Ted Cruz but at least you knew where they stood. Now, Huckabee is an annoyance to me! When I saw him cuddling up to Trump and acting all mysterious and coy about who he’s giving his points to. Well now, the good in me was having a difficult task keeping the annoyance and anger from boiling over me!!! Thankfully I am better than that!!! My anger was righteous and I had every right to feel that way. I mean, Mike is supposed to be a man of God, a Christian and here he was behaving like ……..well, like Trump! My disappointment was very heartfelt. I expected much better of Mike but here he was doing this and it’s not the first time he has been more than a little disingenuous. I understand him wanting to win, it’s important. All the candidates want to win but to stoop so low and to behave this way,? Then to have Ben Carson behave in this petty self-serving way breaks my heart. Him and Mike have fallen and my respect for them has diminished. I have great faith in Ted Cruz and am very proud of him for being Good d’ good and Nobel servant.

      • This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

        Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

        https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

        Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

    • This is my first visit to this site … but definitely not my last.
      Love this article and love your comment. I too was pushing a Cruz/Carson ticket long before Carson entered the race. To say I am disheartened by his behavior over this issue would be a gross understatement.

      Huckananny did not surprise me at all. During the 2008 campaign I did a lot of research on him and was shocked there was even one conservative supporting him.

      Another shocker was Rick Santorum. He cannot name one Rubio accomplishment, but supported him. Not that Rick’s or Mike’s endorsements mean much, but still sad.

      I’m CRUZ’n to Victory!

      • My feelings exactly. Unfortunately, we are seeing many of the masks come off during this election. So sad that a lot of so-called “conservatives” are casting their lots with Trump or even Rubio. What in the world has happened to Sarah Palin and Jerry Falwell Jr.? It is mystifying and makes me angry also; but I know that God is in control! Pray for Senator Cruz and his family. All the knives are coming for them.

    • Wow, so your standards and Teddies are superior to Huckabees and Carson? Really!
      Let me start with Carson, do not ever sit there on your pious high-horse abd say that if someone deceitfully manipulated and stole votes from you, you would just go tip toeing through the tulips, because you would, no one would!
      Huckabee Is a great guy and has stayed consistant with his stance since he first ran in 2008 and that is what he sees in Trump, a man of his word, who has not flip-flopped, and wants to make America A great country again.
      Huckabee has been around a long time and he knows a snotty nosed, bought and paid for deceitful, lying, slimy, status quo, flip-flopper, who will say abd do Anything, to get elected, when he sees one.

      • Keep rolling with that narrative there k2, long after CNN and Carson have both said, oh, we were wrong you can keep trotting that out. That either shows you are not really doing your research or you are too dishonest to trust your opinion.

    • This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

      Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

      https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

      Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

    • My word I must be watching debates from “Out of Space”. I have not even made a definite choice yet. But I see flaws in each and every one. I just am not a flip flopper. When my choice is made, you can bet it wil be my vote. Not because of some other person’s notion of what is good and what is evil. I know for sure we have had almost 8 yrs if bad, so I know what not to vote for. In Ben Carson’s defense, he was wronged by Ted Cruz, whether it was 5 or 5000 votes, it should have not happened. I saw no whining on his part and I think he knows after SC he will be out. Everyone is beginning to sound like Democrats. Like there is only one man qualified for PRESIDENT. Not me! Will wait and see🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

      • Still waiting for those 5 or 5000 to come forward to tell me they were disenfranchised at the Iowa Caucuses.

        You are aware that at a caucus, everyone sees who is voting for whom, right?

        Caucuses are not primaries.

        • There are MANY Reasons to support CRUZ.. tough on Constitutional law…
          Tough on conservative politics… Stands for Religious liberty… Stands for a Pro Life USA..
          Will not crack under pressure… will help make America a great nation again…

  • Thank you, Mr. Penn, for pointing out these important facts about Senator Cruz! I too will be voting for him because of his honesty, integrity, and godly behavior!

    • Sorry, but we I’ll lose!!! But why don’t you watch this and really learn the truth on this guy…
      This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

      Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

      https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

      Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

  • Great post Rocco! This is exactly what I said right after this all came out. Any other candidate would have been throwing the staffer under the bus!

  • In the end, those of us fed up with the “establishment” in D.C. want a principled, liberty-loving, free enterprise promoting leader who will fight for us. How refreshing that you are able to see the antics of Trump and Carson to make a wise choice in Senator Ted Cruz. There is plenty of room on the Cruz bandwagon. We welcome you.

  • My sentiments, exactly! I’ve been questioning the voter ‘flip flop’ all along and have yet to see anyone come forth and complain. Carson never had those voters in the first place. The blame for that CNN fiasco lies within Carson’s camp first and foremost. I also find it interesting how no one mentions that Rubio’s people jumped on that bandwagon, too. Everyone wants to attack the winner because they all know the Cruz missile has what it takes to actually win this crazy election and he’s the only one with any real class in the bunch.

  • That is a really reasonable conclusion. Cruz, Paul, and Carson were the only 3 I could vote for and not have to hold my nose. Rand is already out and Carson is on the way down so Cruz is the conservative with the long consistent record. I don’t know why more people can’t see through the thin fog of what is going on.

    • Oh he has a record, but not as pretty as you think!!!
      This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

      Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

      https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

      Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

  • THANKS ROCCO…. Your comments hit home and all of us need to pick a leader…
    Cruz and Fiorina seem to be the real leaders… you make good points… hope many read and start to make a choice… JL

  • This is a well reasoned and thoughtful response to the toxic news going around this week. Thank you Mr. Penn for these excellent points!!

  • Rocco, Dr. Carson has never said anything about how many of his votes were stolen. Trump did that because if Cruz stole 2,500 votes Trump would still be in 1st place. Dr. Carson went on Bill O’Reilly’s show Tuesday night because he was outraged that Cruz would use such corrupt tactics to get votes, like emailing 1,500 precients telling them to ask voters to vote for Cruz because Carson was dropping out and since they had the same principles the votes wouldn’t be wasted. He also never verified that Carson was dropping out, which should be mandatory, and sent out those illegal flyers saying that NOT VOTING WAS ILLEGAL (according to the Iowa Sec. of State) because they included the addresses of the recipients’ neighbors. Carson’s comment was that he entered the race to stop the kind of unethical and corrupt actions being taken by the entire government and the media. Don’t just read one or two blogs to make your opinion–read 10 to 15 to make sure you get the entire story. By the way, O’Reilly is also going to check it out to find out who said what or withheld what, and who started the entire treachery.

      • Please tell me you are not serious. “We don’t want facts we want Cruz”. Seriously? You are one of the underinformed voters that makes it possible for people like Obama and Clinton to get elected.

      • Haha, you got that right!!! But if you’re interested, take a gander at this video.

        This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

        Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

        https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

        Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

      • Sorry, but it’s not fake!
        If it was “fake” why would Teddy Boy apologize?
        You people are either very dumb, or you just don’t care about truly getting someone in that is not the status quo slime ball politician, or you’re all plants put up by Cruz to make people think everyone is turning to Cruzy boy.
        But here Are the True facts on Cruzy and all are verifiable…
        This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

        Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

        https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

        Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

    • Here is a concentrated recap reported by a precinct that ignored these voicemail contacts and voted appropriately without voters having the purported information.

      ****All based on the rumor that Carson was leaving/suspending his campaign****

      7:29 Iowa hotline VM to precincts “…to urge voters to caucus for Cruz.”

      7:07 TX VM to precincts “…to not WASTE votes on Carson, but instead caucus for Cruz.”

      6:56 Email from Spence “…to urge to caucus for Cruz.”

      But….
      6:53 Carson clarified that he was NOT leaving the race.

      6:44 report by CNNs Chris Moody stated explicitly that Carson NOT leaving campaign, as well as the statement about ‘going to FL before going on to DC (prayer breakfast) and NH.’

      Now tell me this disparage in time is not intentional!

  • Oh Well. Cruz is better than Trump, but his campaign’s crooked style & lies are a bit much. We don’t need another such one in the White House. Putting Carson down is the norm lately. So to take the very unpopular road in not doing this, I am at least thinking beyond the blind minds of our popular zombie culture, in fact, I am looking beyond the box that everyone has been corralled into, the non-Carson box. How can everyone slowly be herded away from a man that will join the founders of this country by his love and devotion for it? You will vote for Mr. Slim Jim himself, crook and vandal or to say just status quo.

    • Finally, a comment that actually makes sense. Dr. Carson didn’t play the victim–he was the victim of dirty politics. That was one of the reasons he joined this race, to try to eliminate the crap and win on honesty and platforms and beliefs. He has made his position clear and not once did he claim that it cost him votes. Only that it was dirty politics. Trump is the one screaming about lost votes and law suits. Dr Carson is a man of class. He is wise, humble, intelligent, a critical thinker and a problem solver. I watched Ted Cruz do an interview earlier in the campaign and he bragged that he could not get a single Senator to work with him. Not to second a motion or cosign a bill. If he can’t work within the Senate of the United States as a Republican Senator, how can he possibly work with a divided congress for 4 years and accomplish anything? Donald Trump is a successful business man because he is ruthless. He is always looking out for his own best interests. Is that what we want in our president? Dr. Carson is a healer, a care giver. His quiet soft spoken personality puts people at ease and makes them more open to listening to what he has to say. He is the man that can heal our country. He doesn’t get up on a podium everyday and list what is wrong with this country, he comes up with ways to fix the problems. He has a tax plan, an immigration plan, a plan to pay off the national debt, and a plan to combat ISIS. please take a serious look at this man. he doesn’t just say that he is a Christian Conservative, he shows it by the way he lives his life.

      • I agree with you completely, ecept for what you think of Mr.Trump, you don’t get to where he is being ruthless.
        Moreover, you can always tell a man’s character by their children, and his children all love him, are classy, and All want to work with him and that is rare.
        All his employees have nothing but good to say about him (though I am waiting for them to dig up that one or two who will say he was horrible, you can’t please everyone and there is always someone who is never happy), he has been in the limelight since he was in his twenties and not one piece of negative anything has been found.
        Trump doesn’t drink, nor go to wild parties, he has always held himself to be a classy gentleman, even to his ex-wives. .
        Mr. Trump in my opinion is the only one who will get people to work together, that’s his Forte and the fact that the deals will be good for America.
        I love Carson, great man, but his soft voice and demeanor is more suited to being a doctor and see him as Surgeon General.

  • Thank you Mr. Penn for articulating my heart on this issue. Although Ted Cruz has been my number one for a while now, his consistent upstanding attitude throughout this whole campaign and even before just proves to me that he truely is the right man for the job.

  • Bill O’Reilly did interview him and thought Carson got the raw end of the deal. Also, Carson never said that he lost 2500 votes. Where did you get this information? Now you are going to extremes. His wife was at one of the events and said that there were some questions. What about the other 200+ caucasus that were going on? By the reports, they contacted all of them. BC handled it very well, accepting the apology, but expecting some accountability. Something that never happens in politics, as he mentioned.

    • Then Ben should probably not have a staffer giving CNN this kind of news that they could distort and run with. If I was running for office and the breaking news moments before a vote says my opponent will not be going on to N.H. or S.C. but going home to Florida, I would want to be the first to get those lost votes as well. Are you saying you wouldn’t? That’s good politics. Actually, Rubio did it first but you won’t see the media say that against their “golden boy”. Cruz being Cruz apologized although he did not have to. Rubio on the other hand stood up and trashed the Cruz campaign for doing exactly what he did. If you want a snake in the grass, he’s your guy.

      • Oh, so now being deceitful is okay in politics, if it’s Cruzy boy, just not the other candidates.
        Also, Carson people did not tell CNN, and yes, Rubio has been talked about too, as to his donor, Microsoft, doing the counting and tabulating of the votes.
        The one that really hasn’t been spoke about much, is the millionth scandal with Hillary and her voter fraud.
        But here, click the link below, and learn about old Cruzy boy, and all are completely verifiable.
        This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

        Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

        https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

        Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

  • Baloney. TRUMP is saying what he feels and so is Carson. They have that right. We haven’t gotten to the.bottom of this. There are more snakes in the wood pile if you ask me. Now, it’s coming out that CNN and Rubio’s crew are involved. Stay tuned. We must find out who the.double crossing is coming.from.

  • Don’t know what you’re thinking about when you say Carson is “whining” as he just wants to see these political games stopped. You are right about Carson still not winning Iowa but that has not been his point. This kind of stuff just needs to stop in the election process. I agree. Cruz is okay but no more or less moral than Carson or conservative. Ben accepted his apology.

    • Ben never said that he accepted Ted’s apology and the continued interviews with Ben Carson afterwards talking about this further show that Ben has not forgiven Ted for something that his people did. Rubio’s people did the same thing but, since Rubio is Fox News’ preferred candidate then they won’t even talk about that. Carson knows that Cruz himself does not condone what happened and he should have accepted the apology and shown his true character. Carson has instead shown his true character in a bad way.

      • Ben Carson DID accept Ted Cruz’s apology. I’ve heard him accept the apology in several interviews and read it in several articles. How can you make such a statement that he didn’t accept his apology when it is on the record that he did? He then states that he still thinks there should be accountability for this from the Cruz camp. That was Dr. Carson’s concern. His emphasis has not been on the number of votes lost because of this (that was Trump’s doing). Dr. Carson’s emphasis has been on the accountability of anyone who would run with this rumor based on ASSUMPTIONS rather than check it out first. Since when is it okay to run a campaign, a business, a government, anything based on assumptions? That’s one thing wrong in our society today. No one is held accountable for their actions.

        • If Dr. Carson is seeking accountability, then why is he not bringing attention to the other campaigns that did the same thing? By singling out Cruz and making no mention of the other campaigns who did the same, it is coming across as a smear campaign. It pains me to say this, as I have been a big supporter of Dr. Carson. But if he was going after everybody who participated in the distributing of misinformation, then it would be easy to see that it is about accountability and integrity. But by only going after one guy, singling him out, and continuing to harp on it, it seems like a smear.

      • Guess you missed that news cast where Carson Did accept Cruzy boys apology, but that didn’t change the fact to what happened.
        What Cruz, Rubio and Hillary all got caught doing, is what Trump and Ben have been against the entire time. Plus it’s principles, morales, and honesty, that is at issue.
        With all the talk Trump and Ben did on voter fraud, I would have thought they would have been a little afraid to take that chance. But when you have those big donation backers and you want that title and glory, you just don’t care and you will do it anyway…

        This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

        Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

        https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

        Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

    • Yeah he accepted grudgingly, and stayed on this non-issue portraying himself as the victim. To be honest I think he wants this to never end because it is giving him free advertisement.

    • Aboard what? The sinking ship???
      This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

      Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

      https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

      Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

  • Of course you are right, Mr. Penn. If you watch Ted Cruz carefully, from the very beginning, he has shown extraordinary leadership qualities. How many crafty politicians who are in the whole thing for their own gain would stand alone in the Senate and fight alone – not only against the Democrats but their own party elite? Ted Cruz did and continues to do so. He was the one who invited Donald Trump to the rally in D.C. to protest the horrendous nuclear “deal” with the Iranians, not the other way around. Ted Cruz has a clear consistent record for all to see. Donald Trump, along with Rubio, would be willing to make “deals” with the Democrats all day long. Haven’t we tried that already? We need an extraordinary man for extraordinary times. America is at a crossroads. We dare not make another mistake. There is too much at stake. We must ask ourselves – what did I do when the future of my country was on the line? Did I stand up to be counted? Our forefathers shed their blood for our freedom. The least we can do is to speak out for liberty. We need someone with a moral compass and spine of steel and there is only one that fills that bill – Ted Cruz. Pray for America. We need a miracle and God may just hear our prayers, before we fall into the abyss.

    • Oh my!!!
      This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

      Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

      https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

      Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

  • Good to have all we can get to put the truth out and not let the only person running that dnt lie every other word. It’s ridiculous

  • Thank-you Rocco , i hope you message here go’s viral on every social media outlet possible.I have been a Cruz supporter ever since he stood on the Senate floor and pleaded to have Kate’s Law passed so no more innocent victims will be shot down by illegal felons only to see the detestable Harry Reid block it and stop it from passing.

    I will note that is was Donald Trump who supported and donated to Harry Reid’s re-election campaign in helping him to defeat an up and coming Tea Party Conservative who would have voted for Kate’s Law. So the next time Trump says “Poor Kate Steinle” some-one should shout out “You have her blood on your hands for supporting Harry Reid”.

  • Good decision!

    Whenever Ted Cruz faces a problem, he responds with integrity and priciple, NOT political expediency.

    That is just one of the vary many qualities that conforms to us over and over again, that Ted Cruz is far and away the very best choice we have to attempt to save the Republic from oblivion.

  • Before the night is over after reading this article some Trump supporter will claim just what you said. Ted Cruz for President.

  • I thought he was principled until it came out that he lied when he said his campaign had nothing to do with rumors. His app sent out messages before King did. I am so sad to find out the person I thought was honest is a liar like the rest of the Washington crowd.

    • They simply tweeted what the CNN report said. You should read a timeline. It’s very telling. Cruz team didn’t lie. In fact, Rubio team did the same thing. Carson is not running a campaign. You don’t go to NY and CA when you should be campaigning in Iowa. You don’t go to FL and DC when you should be in NH and SC. He’s not running for President. He’s running for branding and book sales. (And I’ve been to a book signing). Don’t be fooled. The media is trying to bring Cruz down to bump Rubio and keep ratings with the Trump rant. Please really look at the timeline. There are some great sites out there-even Rush talks about it on his website.

    • You are mistaken. What candidate in their right mind goes home for “a change of clothes”. Everyone was speculating that he was dropping out. Cruz didn’t have to apologize, but he did. He also could have thrown his staffer under the bus to deflect away from himself. He didn’t do that. I think you should reconsider your misgivings.

      • So are you saying it is okay to act on speculations and assumptions? Without checking out the facts? If it is okay in this case and nothing is done about it, then what is to stop people from basing anything they do on assumptions? Would you be okay with people doing that in your business or even in your own personal life? …..Should Carson’s camp have announced that he was going home for a few days? Maybe not. But their comment was misconstrued and then spread throughout the Cruz camp (and maybe the Rubio camp as well?) like wildfire, and people were told to try to get people on Carson’s team to vote for Cruz. Based on a speculation/assumption. Would Cruz want others to act based on assumptions of any kind about his campaign? I doubt it.

        • First of all, Carson’s camp leaked the information to a CNN reporter. Second of all, what was leaked was completely true. What the Cruz camp passed along was true. Cruz’s deputy Iowa campaign director Spence Rogers, sent at 6:56 p.m.–four minutes before caucuses began–suggesting that Carson would be “taking time off from the campaign trail after Iowa and making a big announcement next week.” The email told supporters: “Please inform any caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted Cruz.”
          Carson should be taking personal responsibility for letting that story be leaked by his campaign. It is newsworthy. Fox News, CNN moderators have commented on how strange it is to leave the trail for some R&R. That is not normal. That signifies something. What else would it signify if you aren’t going to campaign?
          Was that the truth? yes. Carson went to get “new clothes” from his Florida house and rest and then go to the prayer breakfast in DC on Thursday.

          I think you might want to start asking some questions about your candidate. Why is Carson’s burn rate through all the cash he’s raised been around 88%. Where has the money gone? Why is he off at book signings instead of at campaign events. Why isn’t he holding rallies in the states that really matter; instead of Iowa, he was off in CA and NY, and then in FL and DC during the NH primaries? He’s already had multiple campaign staffers leave several weeks prior. He is out of his league and doesn’t know what he is doing. Whether his campaign is taking advantage of him because he is truly naive, or he is using the presidential bid as a time to brand himself and sell books for later speaking engagements, I can’t be sure of. But it sure looks suspicious, and I’ve liked the man. He is looking credibility with people fast expect his die hard fans. Please pay attention to the finances and the ins and outs of a campaign, not just to the media. They are out to get Cruz in anyway that they can. Fox wants Rubio, Bush or Christi and Trump for ratings. The establishment loathes Cruz because he will break down the lobbyists and the cartel that is the rot of Washington DC.
          And then the very next day, he lays off 34 of his campaign staff, but told his people to wait until after the caucuses in Iowa.
          Carson has no path, but yet even fund-raised on this debacle that has totally been taken out of whack-ask yourself what Carson is going to do with that money he just fundraised…. He has no pathway…Where is that money going… Please think about it. Carson out-performed polls. Did 10 votes change? Maybe…but I haven’t heard of people demanding they get to change their vote. Most were unaware of this until after the caucuses as caucuses are very busy. Also, there would have been Carson people at each caucus site that could clearly say, that isn’t so. How come we aren’t hearing from them?
          I, too have liked Carson, but not for President. I even went to a book signing because I admire the man. But the way his campaign has been run has been horrible. If you can’t run a campaign, you can’t run the country.

  • thanks for posting. I’m glad you saw the difference. This Carson-Gate is ridiculous especially when Rubio did the same thing; yet, the media is protecting him. Here is Trump, now claiming that Carson is a wonderful man, when he once likened him to a pedophile and pathological. I’m really beginning to think something is wrong with Carson’s campaign. Something is not sitting right. The way his campaign is blowing through money-I read 88% burn rate, nothing is being run well. He’s going on book signings while others are campaigning for votes in states that matter. It’s very strange.

  • Welcome aboard. I have never supported Trump, but I had a soft spot in my heart for Carson. His reaction to this and the email I just got from him is very disappointing. I thought he was better than that.

    I’m 100% behind Cruz now.

  • Well spoken! The forces of evil, physical and spiritual, are mad as hell right now and trying to take down Ted Cruz with every evil trick they can devise. I am watching closely, and Sen. Cruz is behaving honorably. And I have watched him in Congress, and he has behaved as a fighter, even if he has to do it alone. Isn’t that what we Christians are supposed to do – the right thing even if no one else does? Rock on, Sen. Cruz. I will fight on his behalf with every weapon that comes into my hands. God bless America, Israel and Sen. Cruz.

  • Supporting Ted Cruz is just asking for things to continue the way they are going. The question to ask yourself is, “are you satisfied with the way your country is going right now”? If you answer yes then by all means support Cruz. If you answered no then think about this. Cruz, Rubio and Paul and sitting senators in a Republican controlled Senate but still couldn’t stop the Iran deal from going through or pass a bill to defund planned parenthood. Doesn’t anyone else see what’s wrong with this big picture? The United States Congress has over 9000 accumulative years of experience and look where it has gotten us. We need to clean house. We need to put term limits in place and start with a president that was not a politician. Allow our country to be run by a Stateman the way our founding fathers intended. Ben Carson for President 2016.

  • Why doesn’t anyone bring up Trump negatives? Are they afraid of him? What about Trump University? It is a scandal as bad as Benghazi yet the news media and Republican candidates don’t bring it up. It is on record that Trump was part of a scheme to scam retirees. The scammers got rich in Trump’s name, the people lost their life savings and Trump has done nothing to help them!

    • Think you all need to go back and look at old Teddy a little closer as he is the typical status quo of slimy politicians and you have obviously not paid attention to his campaign.
      In the begining before knowing more about creepy Teddy, thought he might be someone I might vote for, but when he was so far down in the polls and started flip-flopping, started my research, and like Rubio, they are Not in it for America or us, her Legal citizens!
      To change your mind because you Think Trump made fun of the disabled reporter, whom he Never met, then you were never a Trump supporter to begin with.
      Moreover, Trumps speech after Iowa was the most gracious and eloquent of any of the candidates and Cruz’s long drawn out “I’m so great speech” made me want to puke.
      But sorry people, old Teddy Boy knew exactly what he did in Iowa and to sweep it under the rug and give this Real slime ball a pass again, is disgusting!
      No, Carson would not have jumped to the front, but for you to state emphatically that You know he wouldn’t have gone up enough to make a difference is complete ignorance and stupidity.
      Cruz Did change the outcome, Cruzy boy was behind in the polls, Rubio was not in double digits and when Cruz pulled his slimy move, the people that heard this and thought it to be true and could be easily swayed, put their votes to Cruz and Rubio, pushing them up .
      Again, reports Did come out that people were duped and moreover, these record Crowds came out for Trump, NBC had reported that early in the day, and some said they came for Carson.
      But if you want to keep the status quo, another bought and paid for person who Will do the Will of his donors, Not the Legal citizens of America, from a man married to Goldman-Sacks insider and has gotten big donations from them, then you are no better then the morons who voted for Obama!

      • Obviously, you probably will just get angry at this reply since I’ve noticed that you’ve posted every negative youtube video you can find. However, many of those will be from Ted selling the poison pill amendments to Rubio/Schumer’s Gang of 8 Bill. As for the others, all of the candidates including Carson have changed on some of the issues. No one is pure-including Carson. You can go to conservative review and see how each candidate rates on different issues. You might be surprised that your man is not the most conservative, and in fact, gets low grades in some areas.

        But if you are willing to be reasonable, this is my perspective.
        First of all, Carson’s camp leaked the information to a CNN reporter. Second of all, what was leaked was completely true. What the Cruz camp passed along was true. Cruz’s deputy Iowa campaign director Spence Rogers, sent at 6:56 p.m.–four minutes before caucuses began–suggesting that Carson would be “taking time off from the campaign trail after Iowa and making a big announcement next week.” The email told supporters: “Please inform any caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted Cruz.”
        The Rubio camp did the same thing. Why? Because it’s news worthy. It’s strange. It’s not what a person does if he wants to win.

        Carson should be taking personal responsibility for letting that story be leaked by his campaign. It is newsworthy. Fox News, CNN moderators have commented on how strange it is to leave the trail for some R&R. That is not normal. That signifies something. What else would it signify if you aren’t going to campaign?
        Was that the truth? yes. Carson went to get “new clothes” from his Florida house and rest and then go to the prayer breakfast in DC on Thursday.
        And then the very next day, he lays off 34 of his campaign staff, but told his people to wait until the day after the caucuses in Iowa.

        I think it would be fair to start asking some questions about your candidate. Why is Carson’s burn rate through all the cash he’s raised been around 88%. Where has the money gone? Why is he off at book signings instead of at campaign events. Why isn’t he holding rallies in the states that really matter; instead of Iowa, he was off in CA and NY, and then in FL and DC during the NH primaries? He’s already had multiple campaign staffers leave several weeks prior. He is out of his league and doesn’t know what he is doing. Whether his campaign is taking advantage of him because he is truly naive, or he is using the presidential bid as a time to brand himself and sell books for later speaking engagements, I can’t be sure of. But it sure looks suspicious, and I’ve liked the man. He is losing credibility with people fast expect his die hard fans. He even rented out his list of supporters for money. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/ben-carson-super-pac-218479
        Please pay attention to the finances and the ins and outs of a campaign, not just to the media. They are out to get Cruz in anyway that they can. Fox wants Rubio, Bush or Christi and Trump for ratings. The establishment loathes Cruz because he will break down the lobbyists and the cartel that is the rot of Washington DC.

        Carson has no path, but yet even fund-raised on this debacle that has totally been taken out of whack-ask yourself what Carson is going to do with that money he just fundraised…. He has no pathway…Where is that money going… Please think about it. Carson out-performed polls. Did 10 votes change? Maybe…but I haven’t heard of people demanding they get to change their vote. Most were unaware of this until after the caucuses as caucuses are very busy. Also, there would have been Carson people at each caucus site that could clearly say, that isn’t so. How come we aren’t hearing from them?
        I, too have liked Carson, but not for President. I even went to a book signing because I admire the man. But the way his campaign has been run has been horrible. If you can’t run a campaign, you can’t run the country.

  • Rocco, I admired the hell out of Ted. When his position on no ethanol subsidiaries made him very unpopular with a large voting group (farmers), Ted never tried to understate or diminish his position. Ted, even though it may well have cost him a valuable voting block, never pandered in the least. Ted, with his in-depth knowledge of the issues, Ted being the most substantive candidate in the race, and Trump being the least, Ted won over the farmer who came right at him in an aggressive way. That clip was incredible and a testimony to Cruz’ character and integrity. IMO the other candidates are ‘common’, Cruz is an exceptional man, and Cruz will restore honor to the White House and to our nation.

  • In this WHOLE Bru-ha-ha,why is it Cruz’s fault? Shouldn’t Ben Carson fire – since he has demanded someone’s head to roll – the MORON fromhis own campaign that let it slip that Carson was headed home after Iowa…and in front of a CNN reporter, no less???? THEN everyone, including Congressman King had to see the follow up tweet from some obscure reporter to get the whole story??? How can you expect that???? Cruz is playing to win…NOT for his resume, BUT FOR “WE THE PEOPLE” and that gloroious Republic of the United States!!!!

  • This is a good article Rocco and thank you for cementing my vote for Ted. I knew and followed him since his run for the senate in Texas and I prayed then that he would consider the office of President. He is the right man for the job and will save our country. Unlike Marco, Ted is honest , with integrity , and brilliant.

  • Thank you for this post! This Virginia Cruz supporter is motivated more than ever. Anyone can see this attack is not driven by the extra delegate that would not have made a different. Carson has been Trumped.

  • Outstanding article! Cruz has always been my first choice. For those who say he can’t even work with his fellow senators consider this! Once he becomes president those same senators will be put on notice that “We The People” have spoken! If they don’t want to be replaced they had better start working with this President or plan on losing their next election.

  • A quote from Mr. Cruz ” I am a Christian first. I am an American second. I’m a conservative third. And I’m a Republican fourth. And I’ll tell ya, there are a lot of Americans who feel the same way.” NOT THE PERSON THAT CAN REPRESENT ALL THE PEOPLE

  • Real proof of hypocrisy in action. Your cynical disparaging commentary obviously spun to obfuscate the underhanded tactics of the Cruz campaign places way too much import to the Iowa results. It’s as if you are part and parcel of the Cruz effort, caught manipulating outcomes through propagating misinformation. Keep it up, we are paying attention and appreciate knowing who is playing the same political games to force a minority outcome into a perceived surge. Don’t be surprised by the resulting drop of Cruz in popularity because of idiots like you that think you pulled the wool over our eyes.

    • Obviously, you probably will just get angry at this reply since I’ve noticed that you’ve posted every negative youtube video you can find. However, many of those will be from Ted selling the poison pill amendments to Rubio/Schumer’s Gang of 8 Bill. As for the others, all of the candidates including Carson have changed on some of the issues. No one is pure-including Carson. You can go to conservative review and see how each candidate rates on different issues. You might be surprised that your man is not the most conservative, and in fact, gets low grades in some areas.

      But if you are willing to be reasonable, this is my perspective.
      First of all, Carson’s camp leaked the information to a CNN reporter. Second of all, what was leaked was completely true. What the Cruz camp passed along was true. Cruz’s deputy Iowa campaign director Spence Rogers, sent at 6:56 p.m.–four minutes before caucuses began–suggesting that Carson would be “taking time off from the campaign trail after Iowa and making a big announcement next week.” The email told supporters: “Please inform any caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted Cruz.”
      The Rubio camp did the same thing. Why? Because it’s news worthy. It’s strange. It’s not what a person does if he wants to win.

      Carson should be taking personal responsibility for letting that story be leaked by his campaign. It is newsworthy. Fox News, CNN moderators have commented on how strange it is to leave the trail for some R&R. That is not normal. That signifies something. What else would it signify if you aren’t going to campaign?
      Was that the truth? yes. Carson went to get “new clothes” from his Florida house and rest and then go to the prayer breakfast in DC on Thursday.
      And then the very next day, he lays off 34 of his campaign staff, but told his people to wait until the day after the caucuses in Iowa.

      I think it would be fair to start asking some questions about your candidate. Why is Carson’s burn rate through all the cash he’s raised been around 88%. Where has the money gone? Why is he off at book signings instead of at campaign events. Why isn’t he holding rallies in the states that really matter; instead of Iowa, he was off in CA and NY, and then in FL and DC during the NH primaries? He’s already had multiple campaign staffers leave several weeks prior. He is out of his league and doesn’t know what he is doing. Whether his campaign is taking advantage of him because he is truly naive, or he is using the presidential bid as a time to brand himself and sell books for later speaking engagements, I can’t be sure of. But it sure looks suspicious, and I’ve liked the man. He is losing credibility with people fast expect his die hard fans. He even rented out his list of supporters for money. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/ben-carson-super-pac-218479
      Please pay attention to the finances and the ins and outs of a campaign, not just to the media. They are out to get Cruz in anyway that they can. Fox wants Rubio, Bush or Christi and Trump for ratings. The establishment loathes Cruz because he will break down the lobbyists and the cartel that is the rot of Washington DC.

      Carson has no path, but yet even fund-raised on this debacle that has totally been taken out of whack-ask yourself what Carson is going to do with that money he just fundraised…. He has no pathway…Where is that money going… Please think about it. Carson out-performed polls. Did 10 votes change? Maybe…but I haven’t heard of people demanding they get to change their vote. Most were unaware of this until after the caucuses as caucuses are very busy. Also, there would have been Carson people at each caucus site that could clearly say, that isn’t so. How come we aren’t hearing from them?
      I, too have liked Carson, but not for President. I even went to a book signing because I admire the man. But the way his campaign has been run has been horrible. If you can’t run a campaign, you can’t run the country….

  • On the other hand, I was appalled at the way Trump turned his back on his own daughter, Ivanka, who had led the fight on his behalf in Iowa. When he took stage for his “concession” speech he only acknowledge his sons and families on the left. I think Trump in his petty way, held Ivanka responsible for his loss. Trump has to always blame somebody else. I also agree with your comments about Ben. The victim card was poorly played. He went into Iowa with his campaign already in tatters. He blamed Cruz’ s staffer for passing on bad information that originated with his OWN staffer. Bad move, Ben. Accountability begins at home.

  • We had over 400 people at my caucus location I along with four other Cruz captains. None of us ever even heard about it and certainly didn’t ask anyone to change there vote!!! Other than speaking for Ted Cruz and telling for everyone why they to should vote for Ted.

  • We had over 400 people at my caucus location I along with four other Cruz captains. None of us ever even heard about it and certainly didn’t ask anyone to change there vote!!! Other than speaking for Ted Cruz and telling everyone why they to should vote for Ted.

  • Think you all need to go back and look at old Teddy a little closer as he is the typical status quo of slimy politicians and you have obviously not paid attention to his campaign.
    In the begining before knowing more about creepy Teddy, thought he might be someone I might vote for, but when he was so far down in the polls and started flip-flopping, started my research, and like Rubio, they are Not in it found America or us, her Legal citizens!
    To change your mind because you Think Trump made fun of the disabled reporter, whom he Never met, then you were never a Trump supporter to begin with.
    Moreover, Trumps space after Iowa was the most gracious and eloquent of any of the candidates and Cruz’s long drawn out “I’m so great speach” made me want to puke.
    But sorry people, old Teddy Boy knew exactly what he did in Iowa and to sweep it under the rug and give this Real slime ball a pass again, is disgusting!
    No, Carson would not have jumped to the front, but for you to state emphatically that You know he wouldn’t have gone up enough to make a difference is complete ignorance and stupidity.
    Cruz Did change the outcome, Cruzy boy was behind in the polls, Rubio was not in double digits and when Cruz pulled his slimy move, the people that heard this and thought it to be true and could be easily swayed, put their votes to Cruz and Rubio, pushing them up .
    Again, reports Did come out that people were duped and moreover, these record Crowds came out for Trump, NBC had reported that early in the day, and some said they came for Carson.
    But if you want to keep the status quo, another bought and paid for person who Will do the Will of his donors, Not the Legal citizens of America, from a man married to Goldman-Sacks insider and has gotten big donations from them, then you are no better then the morons who voted for Obama!

    • Sorry for the few misspelled words, writing from phone.
      Found was supposed to be for, Space was supposed to be speech, and Specht was supposed to be speech.

  • Wait… Ted Cruz? The same guy who screamed from the rooftops that Barack Obama wasn’t qualified to be POTUS because he wouldn’t produce a birth certificate to prove he was born in America? The Ted Cruz that was born in Canada?
    That Ted Cruz?

  • After reading these comments, have come to the conclusion that the majority are fake.
    They are too similar to each other and one, maybe two people have written these false god worshipping posts about Cruzy.
    Even the most die hard supporter for any candidate (believe me, been to them all and for both parties) writes like these “folk.”
    Have to say, this is another of Cruzy boys deceitful tactics again.
    But to all who may not be, posting a link to a video on Cruz below, and all facts are verifiable if you really want to double check as this is our last chance to save America from the brink, and if you truly are tired of the lies, the cheating, the deception, the status quo, you’ll watch and hopefully make an informed decision for America.
    This is one of a number of videos (there’s tons of articles too) of Ted Cruz’s flip-flopping and not so truthful moments.

    Watch and learn the truth in this YouTube video “The Truth About Ted Cruz” at;

    https://youtu.be/xtL41Pr2d5s

    Like us who saw these things at the beginings of Cruz’s run for president, you may learn something about this candidate you have put on a Pedestal.

  • I’m glad the cloud obscuring your view has vanished. I am hoping more people come to their senses and vote for Ted Cruz, the only principled man in this race, GOP or Democrat. I know that he will make a great leader. Let us pray for his success.

  • Its ironic to read some of these comments regarding Cruz’s honesty and integrity. It was clear before Caucus began that Carson was still in the race…the Cruz campaign was quick to announce him stepping down, but neglected to advise the error in first message.

    I strongly believe Cruz didn’t win Iowa. Rubio was definitely the 2nd place winner trailing Trump closely. Carson and Cruz were 3rd & 4th at a tie by margin of error.

  • You just lost my respect! I do not want more of the same politicians. Cruz is of the same mindset! He will do or say whatever he needs to get elected. We need a outsider, that knows how to create jobs, and for that you only have Trump! Yes he is harsh and brash sometimes, but honestly after 7 years of Obama, and his tearing down and trying to make us a third world country, I want someone who is going to say what he thinks and does what he says he’s going to do! Trump 2016!!!!

  • Ben Carson isn’t whining about Cruz other than the fact his peopke did this. Cruz apologized and that’s the end of it. Mr Carson has strong moral and Christianl values and just sticks to his principles!
    I’d much prefer to believe and follow this man than any politician any day!
    All of the politicians just know how to lie better than the average person!
    Mr Carson is extremely smart, has recieved many alocades from many people, including Presidents. He is a very special man and is only running because PEOPLE asked him to because they know the man and know he can bring back AMERICA to the way our forefathers set it up to be!
    I know I will vote for him unless someone more extrordinary can change my mind!

  • Well, all this talk about his voting record. Hmmm… I’m pretty sure Mr Cruz, with respect, received a C- on his voting record for missing a required amount of votes. Those would be the votes his handlers told him to abstain from to keep himself clean from the fray. It’s a all a shell game my friends. The only person in this race with a clean conscience and voting record is Rand Paul.

  • Cruz has no character. How can anyone apologize while lying at the same time. Cruz is a fighter yet has done nothing substantial while sitting in a republican led Congress. All of congress needs to mesh and give a little. Otherwise we will continue to have 4 more years of nothing but mounting debt.

  • If you want another crooked lawyer such as Bill/Hillary as our president then you are wanting the same corrupt government we’ve had for years & Cruz has been a party to it.. I don’t want a politican owned by PAC’s ,Lobbyist, Big Banks, Liar & untrustworthy .. I want one such as Trump which is only obligated to me & my welfare..

  • I agree with Todd, but one thing that gives me a heavy heart are the open caucus’s that are very misleading to the country, any one can vote in these Republican, Democrats, and Independents. Having an open caucus lets the Democrats pick our Republican nominee. Hopefully this will change in closed caucus states.

  • Great article. I too was a big Carson fan, and have long had him, along with Fiorina and Cruz in my top three. Trump, although I appreciate him taking it to Clinton, and the press on some issues, has lied frequently, particularly when attacking Cruz. Not acceptable.

    Which brings me to Cruz. At first I didn’t think he was electable, given that the GOP leadership hates him almost as much as the Progressives. But, you are right, throughout all of the attacks Cruz has remained steadfast in his principles and statesmanlike – the only one who consistently speaks and acts like a president should.

    And how might one ask does he do that? I think 1) he believes in what he is saying and acts consistently, 2) his is humble, yet is a towering intellect, 3) he is truly running for president for us, We the People, and for our country, not just his ego.

    Here is evidence of that. In 2013 I got to ask Cruz and question. His response is reveling. (short video)
    http://punditpete.blogspot.com/2013/07/ted-cruz-western-conservative-summit-27.html

    He is out there campaigning for us, and for that reason, Ted Cruz deserves our support, more than any other candidate.

  • You support someone that was not born to 2 us citizens and therefore not Eligible, people like you is what’s wrong with this nation. No respect for the constitution

  • Thank you Rocco! I agree with your assessment of Teds principled good values. I encouraged Ted to run for President, because he defended the Constitution and We the People. I said we needed someone we could trust in Washington, due to all the lies and backroom deals made by Obama, and the Republicans that we elected to stop Obama. I cannot vote for Trump because he is a master manipulator like Obama. Not only does Trump lie, but he steals too. Last night, Trump stole Ted’s talking points at the debate in Miami Florida. It was so obvious that CNN commentators brought it up. But Ted is smarter, and he keeps one step ahead of the Donald. I just wish the voters would wake up to the massive lies being told by Trump.

  • Lost confidence in Cruz, esp. when I found out he hired Jeff Roe, who is considered the nastiest, do anything to get a win for his candidate. Through lies, Roe has tried to destroy people running against his candidate. Can’t figure out why someone who says he is a Evangelical Christian would hire such an unethical man to run his campaign. Decided Cruz is another type of Establishment candidate. Research turned up his big donors-Wall St., other big corporations, and billionaires are funding his Super PACs. He only won two of the SC cases, lost four, and the other three had mixed results. His ad leads you to believe he won all of them. During his past work for Bush and later as a board member of the Washington based Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity Institute, he helped craft policies to allow undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and pursue legal status. In 2013, he supported expanding H1B visas. He voted for Cloture on TPA Fast track trade authority removing the hurdle and concern of further amendments and clearing the way for passage. Cloture votes are not recorded as roll call votes. He was trying to obfuscate his support. Cruz voted against an amendment HR 1314 to the Trade Deal that would require congress to be consulted if China (or other nations) were to join after the fact. He did not want congress to be consulted before other countries, namely CHINA, could join TPP. During November’s debate Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were saying China is not part of TPP, and Mr. Trump was honestly saying TPP carries a backdoor for China and Russia to join. Cruz is part of the Wall Street purchased construct that is currently infecting our entire body politics. He lost me on this and many other things I have found out about him. I finally decided to research him to see if he is the man he claims to be. Was disappointed to find he wasn’t. Look at what he does, not at what he says.

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