“If we continue to stand united, we are going to win this Republican nomination,” ~ Ted Cruz at Colorado GOP Convention
“We’re here today for something a lot more important than politics,” constitutional conservative Ted Cruz told an electrified crowd at the Colorado GOP Convention on Saturday. “We’re here because our country is in crisis — because we’re bankrupting our kids and grandkids — because our constitutional rights are under assault — and because America has receded from leadership in the world.”
Ted Cruz, presently in second place in delegates behind bloviating billionaire and reality game show host Donald Trump, told his fellow Republicans that even though things are bleak, he was there to deliver a message of “hope and encouragement” that “help is on the way,” a promise that resulted in uproarious applause.
New York real estate tycoon Donald Trump, who is beginning to look like the “low energy” candidate in the race, skipped the event, a crucial venue to win delegates in Colorado, for an unknown reason, as Cruz has reportedly won 21 out of 21 delegates thus far, with the possibility of sweeping an additional 16 available.
Cruz spoke specifically to single moms, truckers, electricians, plumbers, union members — “the men and women with calluses on your hands” — shunning the media narrative which states that the longtime economic plague of stagnant wages, while the cost of living continues to rise, is the new normal that must be accepted.
Ted Cruz said that narrative is an “utter lie.”
The focus of Cruz’s campaign is now “jobs, security, and freedom,” and he hammered the progressive, liberal and Democrat policies that have weakened America in all three areas.
Cruz took a shot at Trump, an unprincipled charlatan who has campaigned under the vague slogan “Make America Great Again,” while regularly flip-flopping on issues so rapidly that it has been increasingly difficult to ascertain if he has any core values.
“You know, it’s easy to talk about making America great again. You can even print that on a baseball cap. But the real question is, do you understand the principles and values that made America great in the first place.”
Ted Cruz, who has been a thorn in the side of the crony establishment in both political parties since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, said that the heart of the economy doesn’t reside in Washington, D.C, but in the small businesses all across America.
“If you want to see the economy take off, You lift the boot of the federal government off the back of the necks of small businesses,” Cruz shouted to loud applause and cheering.
Cruz again promised to repeal job-killing Obamacare and institute a simple flat-tax. Perhaps, his biggest applause line was when he said “Abolish the IRS!”
The Colorado Cruz delegation is led by Colorado Congressman Ken Buck , who has endorsed Cruz and introduced him to the Colorado GOP assembly. In addition to Ken Buck, other supporters include Secretary of State Wayne Williams, state Sens. Ken Grantham, Kent Lambert, Kevin Lundberg and Laura Woods, and state Reps. Dan Nordberg, Janak Joshi, Gordon Klingenschmitt, Kim Ransom and Perry Buck.
“If we continue to stand united, we are going to win this Republican nomination,” Cruz contended. “And if we continue to stand united, we are going to win the general election — we’re going to win the State of Colorado — we’re going to beat Hillary Clinton and we are going to turn this country around,” he proclaimed.
Ted Cruz ended his speech by asserting that Barack Obama’s long-lasting legacy will be the emergence of a “new generation of leaders in the Republican party who stand and fight for freedom — who stand and fight for the Constitution — and who stand and fight for the Judeo-Christian values that built this great nation!”