One of the front-runner candidates for President is expected to officially announce his candidacy on Monday. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will be expected to make his announcement at Liberty University in Virginia, making him one of the first contenders for the 2016 GOP nominee, having yet to form an exploratory committee.
Cruz, who doesn’t just talk the talk, but follows up with promises he makes, and believes other candidates must do the same. At a recent New Hampshire event, he said “It’s easy for candidates to give an answer. The proof is in the pudding. What I’ve urged Republicans to ask of every candidate is: Have you walked the walk? Show me your record.”
Unfortunately though, even several members in conservative camps are concerned with a Cruz candidacy. Some say he does not have enough experience, even calling him the ‘Republican version of Barack Obama.’ The only problem with this fallacy is that those making the comparison are comparing apples to oranges. Although it is true Ted Cruz is a first term U.S. Senator like Obama was before being elected, Cruz is not a far left ideologue filled with incompetence wanting to downgrade America.
Unlike Obama, Ted Cruz is a true lover and believer of the Constitution and wants to repeal Obamacare and the rest of the horrendous policies Obama has instilled in the past 6 ½ years. Plus, don’t forget that it was Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz who believed Ted Cruz was one of the smartest students he ever taught at Harvard.
Another argument the left has made, even some on the right, is that Cruz is ineligible for president due to his birth in Canada. However, there have been legal arguments made that the ‘natural born citizen’ requirement for president mandates at least one parent to be an American citizen, which would make Cruz eligible to run due to his mother being an American citizen.
And don’t forget that he is one of the few politicians who kept their promise on what they campaigned for. He and Senator Mike Lee were among those who kept their promise of wanting a full repeal of Obamacare, for example. Although he is in his first term as Senator, Cruz has already faced much criticism, including several from his own party, yet has managed to not cave in on his principles, a sign of a great leader.
Now other candidates such as Rand Paul and Scott Walker are on the top of my 2016 list, but Ted Cruz making a run sounds like a great start. With this Monday announcement, it appears we’re in store for another exciting campaign, with many smart, conservative candidates about to make their presidential bids in the following months to come.