Sen. Ted Cruz delivered a very vivid speech and Q&A session to his New Hampshire voters by hitting the current administration on international politics, Obamacare, and the economy. While preserving his conservative touch, he managed to create a strong bond with an audience of all ages, but was discreet about his White House plans.
During the speech delivered Sunday at an event organized by the Strafford County GOP, which was open to the public, Sen. Cruz criticized the Obama-Clinton policy of leading the world from behind. But when he concluded that, for that reason, the whole world was on fire, a 3-year old girl in the front row intervened.
She expressed her fears that the world was literally on fire, yet Sen. Cruz reassured her that her mommy and other people in the room were there to make sure that she would grow up in a better world.
But, Cruz didn’t backtrack and did not reassure the girl that his phrase was just a figure of speech or that he was just kidding. As always, he stood unwavering in his opinions and well-chosen words.
Instead, he used the moment to underline that things could get better especially if he would get elected.
Sen. Cruz stuck to the disruptor style he has been building in Congress for years, but politely declined to disclose whether he was planning on running for President. This week, he visited New Hampshire on a two-day swing to continue his out-of-the-ordinary campaign and showcase his debatable conservative viewpoints.
For instance, one woman asked him how he would push through his reform on campaign finance. In return, Cruz replied money was both a form of speech and a way to embolden speech. As such, citizens shouldn’t be muzzled by campaign finance, but should feel empowered by it.
However, he said he supported transparency in all campaign donations.
He displayed a similar steadfast vision in Iowa seven days ago during a political debate over the ethanol mandate of the gasoline sold in a state where corn is highly popular. While other candidates showed real support for the mandate, Sen. Cruz bluntly said to more than a thousand Iowa corn farmers that the local government shouldn’t intervene in the private sector.
Cruz also drew a round of heavy applause when he said he was totally against Common Core testing standards, which were fiercely defended by Jeb Bush two years earlier in an event held in Dover, New Hampshire.
However, the Senator refused to yield and disclose his White House aspirations. That’s maybe because he wants to dodge strict federal regulations on candidates running for President.
He could only say that he was looking at the possibility “very, very seriously,” and his voters should “stay tuned.”
But he won the heart of even his most skeptic voter by saying that one of his daughters gave him the approval to run for President after he and his wife got her a pup. “If you win, that means Snowflake will finally get a backyard to pee in,”
His daughter reportedly told him. The crowd burst into laughter and boisterous applause. All in all, New Hampshire voters expressed their content Sunday that Sen. Cruz was seemingly one of the few Republican candidates to represent their conservative constituents.