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Old 03-07-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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During an appearance on yesterday’s edition of “Face the Nation,” Sen. Ted Cruz said that Donald Trump needs to be defeated “at the ballot box,” not at the Republican National Convention. Cruz offers several reasons the #NeverTrump is not the way to defeat Trump:

See more: Cruz Explains the Problem with #NeverTrump | RedState

This interview also reminds me of when Ted Cruz was interviewed by Stephen Colbert, addressing the audience he stated that the "marriage issue" should be determined at the "ballot box" and not by "unelected" judges at the Supreme Court. He received much applause because that is the right thing to say and the right thing to do.

He is a Constitutionalist for ALL the people, not just those who are his supporters.
Constitutionalist? What does the Constitution say about primaries?


He doesn't want a brokered convention, because that would be the last straw. People are angry as hell at GOP, and if the RNC nominates Cruz after people voted for Trump, the people will flip. No one would vote for Cruz if he becomes the nominee that way.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:43 PM
 
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Yep, thats because Cruz is the only one running who truly cares about the people and the constitution. I can guarantee you that even if Cruz knew for sure he would benefit from a brokered convention (which he still might) he would still be against it. He would rather the people have their say instead.
Well said and very true!
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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What an ignorant comment. Nobody in congress is saying that Obama cannot nominate someone.
No, they are just saying they will refuse to meet with any nominee he chooses, and they will refuse to bring up said nominee for a vote. But yeah, you stand on that technicality and pretend it means Congress is doing their job. Reality says otherwise.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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Constitutionalist? What does the Constitution say about primaries?
The point Cruz is making concerning the primaries going into a Brokered Convention is that the "people" wanted it when it involved Reagan - it was a battle of the people. What's going on now is that Washington doesn't like what "the people" are doing and want to involve themselves by offering their favorite candidate. As usual, Washington has it backwards.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:53 PM
 
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His record shows he says what he means and means what he says. After all, that's the reason Texas stuck with him and how he won the primary.
Can't argue that. That is an excellent quality. One to be admired. What do you think his down side is ? The one that keeps him from being the number one, numero uno, front runner who attracts people to him and would win the general in a landslide.
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:09 PM
 
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Can't argue that. That is an excellent quality. One to be admired. What do you think his down side is ? The one that keeps him from being the number one, numero uno, front runner who attracts people to him and would win the general in a landslide.
I'll answer on the downside to Cruz IMO. He can be overly religious at times and that unfortunately makes many people uncomfortable. Id like to point out though that this country was at its peak back when it was a majority religious, we said the pledge of allegiance every day in school and many started their day with a prayer. Im not a religious person myself but even I can see the decline of this country morally and socially goes hand in hand with it becoming less religious over the years. Im not saying you need to be a religious person to have morals and family values, but there is simply no other answer that makes sense.
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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That whole Carson Iowa voter scandal really hurt him IMO, hard to stand on principles when you down you will trick people to vote for you, politician like the rest of them.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:14 PM
 
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I'll answer on the downside to Cruz IMO. He can be overly religious at times and that unfortunately makes many people uncomfortable. Id like to point out though that this country was at its peak back when it was a majority religious, we said the pledge of allegiance every day in school and many started their day with a prayer. Im not a religious person myself but even I can see the decline of this country morally and socially goes hand in hand with it becoming less religious over the years. Im not saying you need to be a religious person to have morals and family values, but there is simply no other answer that makes sense.

Good Point Dexter...

I was flipping between networks and watched both Cruz and Hilliary speak. The first thing that came to mind was they are telling their followers what they want to hear (all talk - no action). Cruz has actually misrepresented what Trump said. Hillary is now coping Trump on trade issues.

I like Trump because he is self funding. Plus to be competitive in a world wide economy, we need a person with a strong business background.


Trump 2016


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Old 03-07-2016, 02:18 PM
 
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Good Point Dexter...

I was flipping between networks and watched both Cruz and Hilliary speak. The first thing that came to mind was they are telling their followers what they want to hear (all talk - no action). Cruz has actually misrepresented what Trump said. Hillary is now coping Trump on trade issues.

I like Trump because he is self funding. Plus to be competitive in a world wide economy, we need a person with a strong business background.


Trump 2016


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Except Trump isn't really self funding, he's going to start taking donations if he wins the GOP nomination, he's owned by all the major Wall Street banks and he's failed far more than he has succeeded in business. Not to mention he's a huge hypocrite who hires immigrants rather than Americans and has his own products made in China and Mexico rather than America. He's the biggest fraud to ever run for President.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:22 PM
 
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Not to mention a protectionist agenda does not make you competitive in a worldwide economy.
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