Conservative Leader Endorses Cruz
I Endorse Ted Cruz for President. What Are We Conservatives Waiting For?
Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Today conservatives and Republicans are often not the same. However, they definitely have one thing in common: They desperately want to win the White House in 2016. For Democrats this election is important, but for Republicans and conservatives 2016 is not just crucial to the survival of this country and constitutional liberty – it is the ball game.
That means Republicans must nominate a candidate who we know will govern according to constitutional principles, who is capable of drawing a clear contrast with Hillary Clinton and the Democrats on the issues of importance in today’s political environment, and who has the brains, talent and discipline to fight Hillary Clinton and win.
That candidate is Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
To conservatives who continue to window shop I say, “What are you waiting for? In Ted Cruz conservatives have a candidate that’s everything we want.”
1.) Ted Cruz is the best presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan.
2.) Ted Cruz is a fighter.
3.) Ted Cruz is a leader on our issues.
4.) Ted Cruz is one of us – a movement conservative.
5.) Ted Cruz’s commitment to governing according to the Constitution is unquestioned.
6.) Even establishment commentators are saying he’s running a brilliant campaign.
The inside-the-Beltway professional political class’ rap against Senator Cruz from the beginning has been that he can’t win, but Senator Cruz and his team have put together what political professionals and commentators in both parties have grudgingly agreed is the best campaign of this cycle.
Cruz has raised more hard money than any other candidate; it appears he has more individual donors than any other candidate and Super PACs supporting him have raised money second only to Jeb Bush. Cruz has the best ground game in the early states, with grassroots organizations in every county in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Ted Cruz also has by far and away the best online and social media campaign of the cycle, and his Internet team and analytics are light years ahead of the other Republican candidates – and the new Monmouth poll now has him 5 points ahead of longtime frontrunner Donald Trump in Iowa.
And let’s not forget that Cruz began his 2012 Texas Senate campaign at 2%, in a poll with a 3% margin of error. He defeated an establishment Republican professional politician who had held office for many years and who spent over $20 million dollars of his own money in a vain attempt to fend-off Cruz’s grassroots conservative army.
Contrary to what many in the professional political class would like you to believe, Ted Cruz is a winner.
Who you walk with tells me who you are, and Senator Cruz is the only movement conservative in the top tier of candidates. Conservatives don’t have to wonder whether Ted Cruz will bring conservatives onto his White House staff or appoint conservatives to key decision-making roles in his administration – they are already there.
Ted Cruz has been a leader of almost all the conservative policy battles on Capitol Hill. Conservatives do not have to wonder whether if, when the chips are down, Ted Cruz will be right on the cultural issues. Ted Cruz has fought for, and will continue to fight for the conservative agenda:
Defunding Planned Parenthood
Stopping out-of-control spending
Stopping amnesty for illegal aliens and securing the border
Defeating ISIS and the doctrine of Islamic supremacy
Eliminating the burdens of the Obama regulatory state
Reining-in the IRS, the EPA and other out-of-control agencies
And most importantly, he has fought to bring the federal government back within strict constitutional limits
One of the oft-repeated criticisms of Ted Cruz is that he is not well-liked by the grey beards of the Capitol Hill Republican establishment.
I am reminded that the same was said of Ronald Reagan, that the DC establishment would never support him – and they didn’t because he wanted to end the go-along-get-along system that allows both Democrats and establishment Republicans to buy votes at the taxpayers’ expense.
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