Thursday, March 26, 2015


Almost exactly a year ago I placed a Ted Cruz 2016 sticker on my car. This past Monday he officially announced his bid for president. That same day I donated to his campaign. I've been following him for quite some time, and he is EXACTLY the leader we need in this country at this crucial point in time – especially after the absolute economic and foreign policy mess (as well as the corruption and unconstitutional maneuvering) of this current administration, as well as the failures of certain aspects of the previous three administrations.
To those that express the opinion that he doesn't have executive experience, or that he's only a short-term senator… it has nothing to do with the position previously held. That is not a perfect measure of the abilities of the individual.

Reagan was a Governor, and was great as President.
Carter was also a Governor, and yet was horrible as President.
Washington was a General, and was great as President.
Grant was also a General, and yet was horrible as President.
Jefferson was VP, and was great as President.
Nixon was also a VP, and yet was horrible as President.
JFK was a Senator, and was great as President.
Obama was also a Senator, and yet is horrible as President.
Lincoln was a House Rep, and was a great President.
Garfield as also a House Rep, and yet… was not so great as President.
It all depends on the character, the leadership, the vision, the intelligence, the competence, and the abilities of the individual to hold the office.
Ted Cruz measures up to ALL of those criteria, IMHO.

UPDATE: And then there's this:
"Ted Cruz's entire decision of whether to jump-start his presidential candidacy at the end of a fundraising quarter hinged on the ability to raise $1 million in the first week. The Texas senator ended up hitting that milestone in just over a day...
Two-thirds of Cruz's initial contributions were under $100. Checks of less than $250 amounted to 95 percent of Cruz's rush to his first million. Texas, unsurprisingly, was his top donor state, followed by California*, Florida and Virginia."

UPDATE #2: More info. $2 million in the first 3 days (67% under $100, 96% under $250).

UPDATE #3: With only eight days of fundraising in the first quarter of 2014, Cruz's 8-Day tally was a whopping $4 million, 95% of which were donations $100 OR LESS(!!!). And with donations from ALL 50 STATES!

*BOLD emphasis, mine.