Perhaps the greatest frustration among Republican voters is that most Republican candidates, once they get to Washington, D.C., become part of the establishment and lose their spines, caving into the elite political ruling class.
FOX News‘ Sean Hannity held a one-hour town hall with constitutional conservative Ted Cruz on Friday evening.
One short segment that was particularly powerful and received boisterous applause was a hypothetical Hannity laid out — not at all necessarily unrealistic — where a President Ted Cruz would find himself in a situation where Congress was unwilling to compromise with him on stopping the growth of government spending and getting rid of Obamacare.
“Let’s imagine you win the presidency and you’re going to hold the line on spending and Congress will not support you on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Hannity hypothesized.
“Where does the standoff go? Because we found ourselves at these moments and Republicans ended up caving,” Hannity continued.
“You’re the president, what would you do?” he asked Ted Cruz.
Very straightforwardly, Cruz looked at Hannity and said without hesitation, giving a very concise, in essence, a three-word answer. “Well, Sean, I don’t cave.”
And the crowd went wild in approval.
One thing you don’t have to worry about is Ted Cruz cutting deals with or caving into what he appropriately refers to as the Washington Cartel, the big government progressive politicians in D.C. in both parties who all benefit from government growth.