|A relatively unaccomplished lawmaker who gets favorable press coverage is going to formally announce his intentions to jump into the clown car.|
It's speculated that the controversial insurgent Texas senator may formally declare his intentions to run for president. The controversial stallmigo will be the first openly declared candidate.
The Canadian born politico, Ted (aka Rafel Edward) Cruz is favorite among conservatives and the junk food media. He will head to Virginia. Cruz will be at Liberty University to formally announce his intentions.
He is 44 years old and currently lives in Houston and Washington, DC. He was born in December 1970. He is the most recognizable face of the Republican Party.
The conservative agitators are hoping for this inept (legislatively unaccomplished) lawmaker to be the fire starter to wake up an uninspiring field. The Republicans believe they can win the White House, despite them being morally bankrupted and extremely isolated.
The Republican Party is 90% WHITE and 10% OTHER.
Could Cruz make a difference?
He will be the first high profile Hispanic to announce his intention. If elected, he could be the first Hispanic president.
Since Cruz was born in Canada, commentators for the Austin American-Statesman and the Los Angeles Times, have speculated about Cruz's legal status as a natural-born citizen. Because he was a U.S. citizen at birth (since his mother was a U.S. citizen who lived in the U.S. for more than 10 years as required by the Nationality Act of 1940), most commentators believe Cruz is eligible to serve as President of the United States.
Cruz spoke at the Freedom Summit, an event organized by Americans for Prosperity, and Citizens United.
The event was attended by several potential presidential candidates. In his speech, Cruz mentioned that Latinos, young people and single mothers, are the people most affected by the recession, and that the Republican Party should make outreach efforts to these constituents. He also said that the words "growth and opportunity” should be tattooed on the hands of every Republican politician.
Cruz is married to Heidi Nelson and has two daughters. Cruz met his wife while working on the George W. Bush presidential campaign of 2000. Cruz's wife is currently head of the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and previously worked in the White House for Condoleezza Rice and in New York as an investment banker.
As a child, his mother told Cruz that she would have to make an affirmative act to claim Canadian citizenship for him, so his family assumed that he did not hold Canadian citizenship.
In August 2013, after the Dallas Morning News pointed out that Cruz had dual Canadian-American citizenship, he applied to formally renounce his Canadian citizenship and ceased being a citizen of Canada.
Cruz will launch a presidential bid outright rather than form an exploratory committee, said senior advisers with direct knowledge of his plans, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made yet. They say he is done exploring and is now ready to become the first Republican presidential candidate.
Question: Would Latinos and Black voters see Cruz as a minority candidate or another White man in the Republican Party?