There are three political outsiders running for the GOP nomination for President. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are obvious ones, but what needs to be understood is that Ted Cruz is just as much of an outsider as anyone. His politics ring true for conservatism and for America without appealing to the spineless Republican-led Congress.
Americans have voiced their early opinions in the form of polls that show outsiders leading the way. In the most recent polls, Carson, Fiorina, and Cruz are joined by party-favorites Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, depending on which poll you read. This preference for outsiders is resonating. It means that Americans in general and Republicans in particular are tired of the business-as-usual style that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem to promote. They say they don’t like the status quo in campaign speeches but the actions of Congress since the Republicans took control last year speak to a status quo agenda.
Around 1/4th of the voters seem to like Donald Trump early on. They are doing this because he too promotes the idea of being an outsider, but he’s about as “insider” as anyone can get. He’s never held office, but he’s admitted to buying off people in office. He’s never received a vote, but he’s spent plenty of money to get votes for whichever Republican or Democrat he needed the most at the time. He doesn’t vote on laws in Congress but he’s been able to shift support for the passage of many of them. His opinions and actions have made him a bigger DC insider than half of the candidates running.
— Dan Quincy (@danquincy) September 24, 2015
Ted Cruz is the only candidate who has the fortitude to stick with the values that will help to rebuild America. Carson and Fiorina seem to be very strong and capable people and they have the outsider status that many Americans seek, but their histories are tainted with liberalism and poor judgment, particularly Fiorina. Cruz, on the other hand, wasn’t acting liberal before he was a Senator. His record, opinions, and actions have demonstrated a willingness to be guided by conservative values. Unlike all of the other candidates, he won’t have to do any sidestepping or apologizing for liberal errors in judgment he’s made in the past. All of the other candidates will. All of them.
The country is looking for an outsider to come to their rescue. The fact that Cruz has been in Washington DC since 2013 doesn’t mean he’s an insider. He’s proven more than anyone else in the last three years that he’s an outsider on the inside making things happen for Americans. We support Cruz for the GOP nomination for President in 2016.