Is Ted Cruz Unelectable? His Family Speaks Out.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz is the first declared candidate of the 2016 presidential race, and with $4 million in the first two weeks of the campaign, he is already breaking fundraising records. In spite of that, however, pundits are lining up to say he is unelectable. They say he is too conservative.
At a recent tour of the opening of Cruz campaign headquarters in Houston, the Senator’s family responded, calling that conclusion a false reality. Breitbart News reports:
“With the power of ‘We The People’ we will see Ted Cruz as the next president of the United States of America,” Rafael Cruz [Ted’s father] said. “Ted and his wife and his mother and myself, we appreciate greatly your support and I’ll tell you something: You will not be disappointed. He knows who he works for and he works for ‘We The People’ and in spite of the establishment in both parties it is ‘We The People’ who will put him in the White House so that working men and women across America will have a voice in Washington, D.C.”
Rafael Cruz, perhaps the senator’s best surrogate, spoke for another seven minutes before Ted Cruz’s wife came on stage.
“Thank you for the amazing welcome home,” Heidi Cruz said as she took the podium with the senator, to thunderous applause. “We’ve had a fabulous launch week and there’s nothing better than being home and we’re so grateful for your commitment, your time and your treasure for taking on this great cause – what is really a movement – that is not about us. It’s about changing our country. There’s nothing that makes me prouder than to join forces with all of you – an incredible team. I’ll tell you, being on the road last week with Ted, I was reminded like I was so many times over the past 15 years just how good this guy is.”
The crowd roared in response. Heidi went on to say she values how much her husband really cares, that he believes deeply in his cause. She told the crowd they were proud to stand together with them.
Heidi then handed the mic to the senator, who began by saying, “God Bless Texas!” Then he told his listeners what he thinks about all the negative predictions:
“The fact that you are here suggests to me that you don’t read the New York Times,” Cruz said. “Because the New York Times said we cannot win because apparently I am out of favor with the Washington elites. I have to admit I wanted to print their article, make 300 million Xeroxes and give one to every American voter. It may be the only time in history I’ve ever agreed with the New York Times.”