C’mon. Trump walks back his words often. It surprised me to hear people say he 'shoots from the hip w/o thinking before he speaks. Oh, bull. He very carefully chooses his words so as to give himself an ‘out’, knowing full well that the meat of what he said is what is going to get attention and repeated.
“I didn’t SAY ‘I could shoot people in the street.’ 'I said THEY say…”
“I didn’t question Cruz’s eligibility. I merely gave him advice.” etc.
Well, I guess my understanding of “walking back” is inaccurate, though I thought it meant to withdraw, not explain. He usually “doubles down”(I hope I didn’t misunderstand that term too)on what he said.
Oh, I believe he knows EXACTLY what he intends to say, but in the heat of the fight, he often goes “off the reservation”.
I never viewed Cruz as a “Washington insider,” and don’t know how anybody can, considering how not popular he is among the most of them. His only ‘friends’ that I’ve seen are Mike Lee and Sessions; two people for whom I have respect. “Show me your friends, and I’ll tell you what you are.”
Just because the other Insiders don’t like you, does not mean he isn’t also an Insider.
He clerked for two Republican judges. He practiced law in Washington for a firm connected to Republicans in Congress. He worked for George W. Bush’s Presidential Campaign, then had two jobs in Washington in the Bush administration. He was then appointed solicitor general of Texas by Rick Perry, who succeeded Bush as the state’s governor. And Cruz has been a U.S. senator since January 2013, when he isn’t on the campaign trail.
I wasn’t as surprised as others that he won in S.C. The folks who support the military can’t stand McQueery. Evangelicals would prefer to be preached to by their minister, not a politician. The GW Bush comments, though, I thought would hurt him. I know I wasn’t impressed.
However, you do realize it’s a “winner take all” state, right?
Uh, no. It is a hybrid system.
Whoever wins the SC primary wins 29 of the state’s 50 delegates. The 29 delegates come from the 13 (10 at-large and 3 for the party leadership) that every state gets, and 16 bonus delegates based on South Carolina’s loyalty to the Republican party.
After that, the remaining 21 delegates are awarded by Congressional districts — three delegates for each of the seven districts. The regional system means candidates are focusing in on specific areas of the state, hoping to win those delegates.
So, he had to win all seven districts, to win it all, which he did.
That much is true
And yes, I know this race isn’t about Conservative vs. Liberal as much as it is about Conservative vs. The Machine - angry as can be at the RNC, and the desire to bring it to its knees.
But again, I’ve never viewed Cruz as part of that cabal, and still don’t.
As far as Goldman Sachs goes, I’d have to look up how much of that (whopping) $69,350 is an outright donation, how much is the personal loan he BORROWED to worry about how much influence GS will have on him as President. Either way, $69K is hardly what could be considered as influence pedaling.
And if my spouse worked for bank, I’d go to said bank, too. Wouldn’t you?
Well, I see Cruz in a different light. While I would hold my nose and vote for him should he win the nomination, I see him as “more of the same”.
Yes, Cruz is disliked by the Establishment. But, I have to wonder if it is because of his behavior, or maybe his character. Or maybe he just isn’t a fellow who is easily liked.
Goldman Sachs was just a reference, and only one of a few banks, to illustrate that someone else will have say in his campaign. His largest donor is, in fact, a hedge fund CEO, Robert Mercer. Mercer has given more than 11 million to Cruz Super PACS. Four Cruz super PACS have solicited more than 38 million.
Facts remain, Cruz is beholding to his big money donors. If 69 grand isn’t enough to influence Mr. Cruz, my 27 bucks is a joke to him. See where I am going with this?
The biggest problem I see is Politicians being “owned” by money. We are being governed by well connected businessmen, incognito, so why not just bring it above board? Our Country has been sold to the highest bidders, and will continue, until someone comes in and changes that. It is time we power down the political class in this country. Corruption is rampant. Washington DC thinks we are all idiotic lemmings. We MUST take our country back. If we do not do this now, it will take a bloody revolution, later on.