Ted Cruz address to delegates of the 2016 Republican Convention *Video & Transcript*


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDhqM9ZnVmI Thank you, and God bless each and every one of you. Heidi and I are so honored to join you here in Cleveland where LeBron James just lead an incredible comeback victory, and I am convinced America is going to come back too. I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last … Continue reading Ted Cruz address to delegates of the 2016 Republican Convention *Video & Transcript*

View from the Texas GOP Convention: Cruz, Trump and the Future of the GOP


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media at the Texas GOP Convention following a rousing and inspiring speech from Senator Ted Cruz. We discussed the speech, how the delegates feel about Donald Trump and the role Conservatism plays in Republican politics and electing a nominee. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/16/150523/sen-ted-cruz-addresses-texas-republican-convention/    

The 2016 Texas GOP Convention: A Review


Patriots from all over Texas gathered at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the 2016 State GOP Convention the weekend of May 12-14 to revise the party platform, select new party leadership and in preparation for the national general election in November. This year's Texas GOP Convention had more significance than many, … Continue reading The 2016 Texas GOP Convention: A Review

On Cruz, Trump and the Texas GOP Convention


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media about Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and the upcoming Texas GOP Convention, which begins this week in Dallas. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/09/149502/texas-gop-prepares-for-state-convention-without-ted-cruz-as-presidential-candidate/  

The Moment Ted Cruz Made His Case for Nomination


The moment that Ted Cruz won the GOP Debate in Detroit and made his case for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party occurred when Cruz looked into the camera and speaking to the American people, and with Trump supporters directly, said the following: Courtesy of The Weekly Standard:

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 11 – Detroit, MI


  My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Talking times via NPR news Ted Cruz  (Talking time - 17:04) Was. On. Fire. Very strong attacks on Trump's positions and record. Had the best line of the night when he said that "Donald has a tenuous relationship with the truth." Great takes on pointing out … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 11 – Detroit, MI

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 10 – Houston, TX


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: The Knockdown in H-Town This assessment will be a bit different from previous debate scorecards. It is clear now that the contest is a 3-man race; Cruz, Rubio and Trump. Governor Kasich and Dr. Carson are essentially non-entities merely taking up stage space, so for the purposes … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 10 – Houston, TX

A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination


America faces a serious choice in 2016. The question is a simple one. Do we continue or expand upon the policies of Barack Obama, or do we make a decisive choice to step away from the abyss and back into the light of freedom and justice by renewing the promise of a new American century? … Continue reading A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination

No More Deals


Fantastic ad from the Ted Cruz campaign. This ran just before the Iowa Caucus, and should be seen by all the voters in the rest of the country. Perfect take on the corrupt and unprincipled methods and character of Donald Trump, who would be the ultimate deal-maker, ready, willing and able to cut any deals to … Continue reading No More Deals

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 9 – Greenville, SC


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: First and foremost; having only 6 candidates on stage really opened up the debate. Without the unnecessary distractions of has-been, wannabe candidates crowding the stage and chewing up valuable time, the remaining field was able to engage the issues and each other; which is what led … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 9 – Greenville, SC

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 8 – Manchester, NH


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Talking times via NPR news & Betsy Woodruff First of all, the opening introduction of the candidates by the ABC News moderators was badly - badly - bungled. Candidates either didn't hear their names being called, or they were being called out-of-order, and so they came … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 8 – Manchester, NH

Time To Clear The Decks


With his stunning win in Iowa, Ted Cruz proved that the resurgence of Conservatism is real, the "Silent Majority" is back, and that the contrast between the parties must be bold and principled. Of the remaining viable candidates in the field of Republican candidates seeking the 2106 GOP nomination, Ted Cruz represents the best chance … Continue reading Time To Clear The Decks

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 7 – Des Moines, IA


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Marco Rubio did extremely well as the winner of the debate. His very good answers on a range of issues; Hillary Clinton's complete lack of qualifications for the presidency, immigration, and rational foreign policy served to distinguish him from the lower tier of competition. His statement that Iran's leaders want to hold America … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 7 – Des Moines, IA

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 6 – N. Charleston, SC


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz did extremely well, with a bit of an uneven performance. While he has become the candidate best positioned to represent the Conservative / Liberty / Tea Party elements of the party, and is a darling of the evangelical wing, his ability to counter Rubio, while keeping Trump at bay … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 6 – N. Charleston, SC

Thank You, Barack; Thank You, Donald


Barack Obama and Donald Trump have done much to clarify the stakes in the 2016 presidential election. Obama through his stubborn, imposition of a failed, liberal, leftist agenda on an unwilling, resistant citizenry; Trump by raising and exploiting toxic issues that would have imploded any other campaign, attacking Hillary Clinton with impunity, and by forcing … Continue reading Thank You, Barack; Thank You, Donald

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 5 – Las Vegas


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz did extremely well. He has positioned himself as the tea party outsider and evangelical favorite, countering Rubio, who is now atop the polls of establishment favorites. His confrontation with Rubio on immigration, data sweeps by intelligence agencies and regime change in the Middle East, set the stage for the debate Conservatives … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 5 – Las Vegas

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 4


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz was very impressive and strong. He consistently offered substantive answers on complex questions, highlighting his extensive knowledge on the issues. His delivery - when not too packaged - is forthright and on-point. He did best when attacking the crony corporatism in big government, and … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 4

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 3


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Marco Rubio Excellent performance. Memorable, passionate and smart answers to questions that allowed him to really distinguish himself. His confrontation with Jeb Bush may have delivered the needed mortal blow to the former Governor's campaign. His epic take-down of Hillary Clinton and her mainstream media toadies, publicly … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 3

Raging Elephants Radio – Sept. 4, 2015 – with Doc Greene


I joined host Doc Greene in studio to discuss the previous evening’s Kingwood Tea Party Constitution Day Celebration and Freedom Rally with Ted Cruz, where the Senator / Candidate for President delivered the keynote address (see my blog piece on the event). We also spoke with Julie Ketterman, of Julie Ketterman and James Hedlesten, Family … Continue reading Raging Elephants Radio – Sept. 4, 2015 – with Doc Greene

Conservatism Must Not Cower


    Senator Ted Cruz's announcement that he is running for president ignited a panic on the Left, and a firestorm on the Right. While Leftists everywhere curled into the fetal position, fearfully hoping that Cruz would just go away, many of those on the right began a battle of words that spread across the … Continue reading Conservatism Must Not Cower

Let’s Fix What’s Broken


Let's put politics aside for a moment. Forget about Senator Ted Cruz, the Tea Party, the House Republicans and Senate Democrats. Let us instead use rational, empirical argument tolook at the current situation. By every objective analysis, Obamacare is flawed. In many ways, it is deeply flawed. It's not perfect by any measure; even President Obama says so. Any honest assessment … Continue reading Let’s Fix What’s Broken

Everyone Hates Obamacare – Even Democrats


The recent government shutdown engineered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama has led to consequences neither envisioned. From watching centenarian World War II veterans storming the "Barrycades" to enter the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, to seeing Leader Reid respond "Why would we want to do that?" to … Continue reading Everyone Hates Obamacare – Even Democrats

It’s #HarryReidsShutdown


A statement released today by Senator Ted Cruz provides a succinct overview of the ongoing, intentional and malicious damage and harm wrought by the shutdown of the Federal Government by Senator Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats, and subsequent intransigence of President Obama and his administration - damage that Congrssional Republicans tried valiantly and desperately to avoid: Cruz: Reid and Obama Trying … Continue reading It’s #HarryReidsShutdown

Republicans Are The Problem


Where was John Cornyn? That was the question I asked myself over and over again the night of the 21 hour floor speech by Senator Ted Cruz in opposition to Obamacare. Senators Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Mike Enzi, Jeff Sessions, Rand Paul, Jim Inhofe, Pat Roberts and David Vitter all lent their support and help … Continue reading Republicans Are The Problem

Two Huge Steps Toward Justice For All


Change has come to America. Two key rulings this week by the United States Supreme Court rulings on Section 4 of the Civil Rights Voting Act in Shelby County v. Holder and Fisher v. University of Texas are momentous steps forward to fulfilling the dream of both Martin Luther King Jr. and all Americans that "One day this nation … Continue reading Two Huge Steps Toward Justice For All

#StandWithRand


A brief selection of tweets posted with the #StandWithRand hashtag, as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) filibustered President Obama's nomination of John "Drone Strike" Brennan to be the next director of the CIA. As of 8:20pm CT, Rand Paul had been speaking for nearly 10 hours, with occasional breaks provided by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), … Continue reading #StandWithRand