Rubio shows signs of compassion. What about Ted Cruz?
While some Republicans appear to be shopping for leadership, one is jumping out in the thick of the action, Senator Ted Cruz. What he lacks in business experience he makes up in academic credentials and accelerated experience in law and justice.
His stand against Chuck Hagel demonstrates a good call.
According to Politico, his nemesis is his “no-compromise, firebrand style.” At a time when we need compromise and collaboration, it is essential to see if he has those qualities.
Not all cowboys are alike.
“United States Senator
January 3, 2013
Serving with John Cornyn
Preceded by Kay Bailey Hutchison
Solicitor General of Texas
January 9, 2003 – May 2008
Governor Rick Perry
Preceded by Julie Parsley
Succeeded by James Ho
Born Rafael Edward Cruz
December 22, 1970 (age 42)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Heidi Cruz
Alma mater Princeton University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)”
Ted Cruz is a tough prosecutor. He is also someone that you may trust to look out for public interest.
The question is, can people like Cruz and Rubio show compassion for the needs of the American Middle Class and poor. What do they know about sustainable economics?
“During Hagel’s confirmation hearing last month, Cruz used a series of video clips of Hagel being interviewed by Al-Jazeera to suggest the nominee espoused views hostile to Israel. And during a committee vote earlier this week, Cruz criticized Hagel’s failure to reveal details of his personal compensation from 2008 to 2010, asking whether North Korean sources may have funneled $200,000 to the defense nominee.”
““I think he’s going to be a superstar,” said Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fellow Cuban-American and another rising star on the right. “You’re already starting to see some of that. He’s just smart as a whip.”
Cruz declined a request for an interview, citing his lost voice after suffering from a cold. But in response to written questions, Cruz was unapologetic.
“I made promises to the people of Texas that I would come to Washington to shake up the status quo, to fight for conservative principles and to lead a concerted and meaningful effort to end the unsustainable spending, deficits and debt that have been propagated, unfortunately, by members of both parties,” Cruz said.