At the Values Voters Summit on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz won over the crowd as he adeptly handled "Illegal immigrant advocates," at least six times, as reported by Seth McLaughlin of the Washington Times.
"Thank you for being here. I wish you would participate in the Democratic process through speaking respectfully. It seems President Obama's paid political operatives are out in force today."
After other hecklers interrupted his speech he earned applause and cheers by saying,
"You know what? I am curious...is anyone left at the Organizing for America headquarters? I'm actually glad that the President's whole political staff is here instead of doing mischief in the country."
Again, when Cruz was interrupted, he said calmly,
"We have two more, three more...gentleman, ladies...thank you for your passion. But you should respect the rights of the men and women who are here."
As history repeats itself, the scene was reminiscent of when President Ronald Reagan told a heckler to "shut up" during a campaign speech, earning him a standing ovation.
The mainstream media, not surprisingly, put a negative spin on Ted Cruz' performance. But that is to be expected. Ronald Reagan was also demonized in the mainstream media.