June 8, 2014 6:48 pm -

Ted Cruz won the Louisiana straw poll last week, and this weekend wowed them at the Texas Republican meets. Cruz got a much more favorable reception than either Governor Rick Perry or Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

The Texas senator was introduced at times as “the next president of the United States.” His speeches were punctuated by chants of “Run, Ted, run!” and supporters mobbed him at his huge exhibition booth. Cruz easily overshadowed fellow potential 2016ers at the event, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and he dominated them in a presidential straw poll held there…

“Well, he’s just the most popular politician in Texas,” said state Sen. Dan Patrick, who recently won the Republican nomination for Texas lieutenant governor. “They see a guy who’s willing to take an arrow and stand up for the people. That fires people up…

”Cruz’s soaring rhetoric and near-apocalyptic talk about saving the nation, which engenders eye rolls in Washington, brought crowds here to their feet. People responded to the freshman senator’s speeches with “amens;” a “you da man” or two. But the most fervid responses often came when he hinted about his future plans.

“I tell you this: as good as 2014 is gonna be, 2016 is gonna be even better,” Cruz said at the Defense of Texas Marriage event.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to ‘Run, Ted, Run!’

  1. granpa.usthai June 8th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    If this foreign born Texan is the best of the best for the GOPs in 2016, Stopwatches should probably sell well at least til the polls close.

  2. Sage June 9th, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Something tells me, Ted’s mom gave him paint chips for a snack.