Cruz Wins…

by Ben Kamisar, Jonathan Easley and Jonathan Swan | The Hill  |  published on September 27, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz won the Values Voter Summit straw poll for the third year in a row on Saturday, a strong showing of support from evangelical voters for his 2016 presidential bid.

The firebrand Texas senator won a whopping 35 percent in the poll of summit-goers, ahead of runner-up Ben Carson’s 18 percent. That margin is significantly wider than last year, where he edged out Carson by just 5 percentage points.

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.) took third with 14 percent, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) with 13 percent. Real estate magnate Donald Trump finished a distant fifth with 5 percent.

  • ronerickson

    Almost ANYONE winning the office of POTUS would be SO MUCH BETTER than having a TRAITOR like Scary Barry in there….of course I mean any Republican, unless they are a Rhino like Lindsay Graham.

  • bobnstuff

    I have ne question, has the Value Voters Summit ever picked a winner? Does this group have any meaning in the world at large. It’s a fine thing to have 35% love Cruz but it is of no real importance. If the Republicans want to win the White House they need some one a moderate would vote for.

    • Peter Smith

      No, WE do not bobnstuff. No WE do not!

    • KDC

      Too many so called moderates who are really wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    • Halftrack2

      Wrong, the values voter summit lets all Christian Conservative voters know who the best candidate is for the job and that is clearly TED CRUZ…

      • bobnstuff

        He is a big fish in a little pond. There aren’t enough Christian Conservatives to elect a president.

        • Gnowark

          And not enough progressive liberals by themselves to elect a community organizer … twice, yet here we are.

          • bobnstuff

            The math says that there is. Not all conservatives are Christians and together there are more progressives moderates and liberals.

          • Gnowark

            I believe I had said “progressive liberals by themselves” NOT “progressives moderates and liberals” to respond to your narrow “Christian Conservatives.” You obviously are trying to re-define the argument. Are you one of the “progressive liberals” using diversion for your arguments?

          • bobnstuff

            I’m a moderate Republican and tired of being in the stupid party. Ted is the last person I would vote for, he doesn’t play well with others. He’s Christian that doesn’t feel helping the poor is important. Wall St. loves him. He has never worked for anyone but the government but tries to say he is an outsider.

          • Halftrack2

            How many of the “Poor” have you helped??? Want to take a Muslim refugee in tonight???? Ted has more leadership ability than any other two candidates put together… He loves America more than you and wants to un do everything the Muslim infiltrator had damaged…

          • bobnstuff

            I have spent most of my like helping the poor, I have done volunteer work, created jobs, even feed them and given them a place to sleep. Yes I would take in a Muslim refugee tonight. It’s my Christian duty to take care of people. Ted isn’t a good leader, he is to full of himself and doesn’t listen to others point of view. He loves himself. He is the kind of person that the Bible warns us about.

    • Halftrack2

      Values Voters Summit grows bigger and stronger each year…The support for Christian values is stronger this year than ever before…I will vote for the man chosen by the Summit and I am glad America will have no excuse for voting for another Progressive/Socialists or unqualified Muslim impostor.Now the truth has been told..

      • bobnstuff

        Have you ever read the bible? Christ was a liberal not a conservative. He talked about loving each other, sharing with the poor and sick. He spoke out about the rich and how it would be very hard for them to enter the kingdom of God. What has Ted said about the poor? What is his plan to solve the hunger problem in our country? What is his plan to take care of the sick? Which one of Christ’s commandments does he live by? Is he living a Christ like life? Do you see love in his heart?

      • Irishgrammy

        When you accuse the President as an “unqualified Muslim imposter” ignoring all evidence and facts to the contrary and refuse to acknowledge the qualities, even at a minimum, of a decent, moral, intelligent and principled man, and instead, you just spew hatred and name calling based on right wing vile and offensive list of talking issues, I can assure you, you have lost the argument and stopped the conversation!!!…..These kind of wretched attacks, which have been made ad nauseam for 7 1/2 years and are at this point nauseatingly repetitive, inane and most important, patently untrue! The President has done a exceptional job as president and been quite successful at it, while being attacked by the right relentlessly by twisted untruths, racist attacks, veiled and overt, and an absolutely obstructionist Republican/Tea Party that has no interest in governance and only interested in conflict and promoting and manipulating hatred and intolerance. Your poor and pathetic example of childish name calling, and calling it “truth has been told”, clearly, you have shown you wouldn’t recognize the truth if it came up and gave you a big sloppy kiss……. It is clear you are one of the far right intolerant bigots that have been so destructive to this country and are an embarrassment in the extreme and an affront to common decency!

      • Irishgrammy

        When you accuse the President as an “unqualified Muslim imposter” ignoring all evidence and facts to the contrary and refuse to acknowledge the qualities, even at a minimum, of a decent, moral, intelligent and principled man, and instead, you just spew hatred and name calling based on right wing vile and offensive list of talking issues, I can assure you, you have lost the argument and stopped the conversation!!!…..These kind of wretched attacks, which have been made ad nauseam for 7 1/2 years and are at this point nauseatingly repetitive, inane and most important, patently untrue! The President has done a exceptional job as president and been quite successful at it, while being attacked by the right relentlessly by twisted untruths, racist attacks, veiled and overt, and an absolutely obstructionist Republican/Tea Party that has no interest in governance and only interested in conflict and promoting and manipulating hatred and intolerance. Your poor and pathetic example of childish name calling, and calling it “truth has been told”, clearly, you have shown you wouldn’t recognize the truth if it came up and gave you a big sloppy kiss……. It is clear you are one of the far right intolerant bigots that have been so destructive to this country and are an embarrassment in the extreme and an affront to common decency!

  • jdbixii

    It is hard to understand why it is that people do NOT understand the importance of the iota of the legalese of the stipulation of the wording of the Constitution with respect to the eligibility qualification for a natural-born citizen of the United States. While it may seem petty, it is an essential element which assures that a president has no foreign or alienating interests which are unAmerican. As we have seen with Obama, the unknowns and unprovables which sparked controversy were kept secret. The fact is that his father was a Kenyan citizen and he IS NOT eligible to be president based on that fact. While this is an indisputable truth, it is likewise true that neither Rubio or Cruz is eligible to run for the office of president. The attempt to further reduce the importance of law and the constitution by testing the willingness of American citizens to tolerate this and, thus, make it possible for a president to obviate the issue of illegality with respect to the illegal immigrant problem needs to be resisted. We have seen from the prejudicial policies of Obama what a foreign, non-American perspective can do. It weakens the influence and power of the office of the president and is unrepresentative of the history and heritage of the majority of the people of the United States. Most of all, it undermines the fundamental rule of law.

    • Bob Marcum

      jdbixii ; I have a profound respect and agreement, with what you said and your apparent knowledge, of the constitutional facts. However; what shoulda, coulda, and supposed-to, is not the issue,
      anymore. The political machinery, of the liberal left is in charge of too
      much, for us to expect the constitution to be controlling anything, now.
      What we must fight is the liberal left, which is about to destroy our
      way-of-life, if we don’t fight much harder, than we have, thusfar.

      • Marty

        Bob, I agree with you about the libs. However if we don’t fight for the Constitution, nobody else will. Just because the libs violate it on a daily basis, doesn’t mean we should. We can and should fight the libs, and still support the Constitution.

        • Bob Marcum

          I don’t see, in my comment, where I implied, we should not fight for the constitution. I simply said, It’s not controlling anything, now. The only way to fight,
          for the constitution, now, is to go through the libs,
          to do it; because, they are the ones, who are leaving it so vulnerable. They have given obama the support he needs, to destroy it.
          However; at 73 and on social security ( my only income ), I’m not able to do anythng, personallly, except with my voice and my vote. Unfortunately; my voice isn’t worth much and I’m concerned, the vote will be too late. I’m willing to do anything, possible, (with myn circumstances ), to help to fight for the constitution; but, what we really need is military support and that is pretty-much, nill.
          KUDOs-to-ya, my friend. Have a nice life, as best as can be had.

          • Marty

            Sorry Bob, I misread your post. I agree with you completely. We conservatives must become louder and louder. We also must somehow force voter ID laws in all 50 states, at least for federal elections. Like you said, a lot of people do have only a voice and a vote, and with all the voter fraud, our own vote is becoming less effective.

    • KDC

      Maybe so, but somewhere along the way it got changed. Should it have? No. But it did . It clearly states that BOTH parents HAVE to be “natural” born citizens; both born in the United States. It does not state that you have to be an “American” citizen; someone who could be naturalized by a parent.. The founders knew that to have BOTH parents “natural born” would help to insure allegiance to this country. Currently, citizenship in the U.S. is governed by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. The most recent changes to statutory law was done by Congress in 2001. So since this most recent debate has circulated around Cruz, I am going to focus on one particular section… birth abroad to one U.S. citizen.
      There are a certain set of rules for those born after November 14, 1986, but I’m focusing on the rules at the time of Cruz’s birth, which are the rules that were in effect from December 24, 1952 – November 14, 1986. A person born abroad between those dates is a U.S. citizen upon birth if all of the following are true:
      The person’s parents were married at the time of birth;
      One of the person’s parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born;
      The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child’s birth; and
      A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent’s 14th birthday.
      By these very definitions of the law, it would appear that Cruz is a natural-born citizen and thus meets the qualifications to run for president. December 24, 1952.

      • Halftrack2

        You would think the Liberal Trolls would grow weary of trying to block the most intelligent and conservative candidate we have. Where were they when Omuslim was running the first time?

        • podunk1

          The Obama qualification for presidency really isn’t the burning issue that prevents impeachment, disbarment from office, or high treason indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment by a rope. The issue is congressional leaders and a majority that comforts, aids, abets, obstructs justice, and betrays oath/duty to country and Constitution to protect Obama and his progressive RINO/democrat organization from JUSTICE!

          Obama can be removed by impeachment Articles 1-3 & 2-4; criminally by Article 3 sections 2&3, or simply removed by Amendment 14-3&4 insurrection OR rebellion. The seeds of insurrection, rebellion, treason, high crimes, and felony with Obama’s finger prints on them are as ubiquitous as grains of sand… yet the “Obama’s progressive army within Congress” protects Obama and themselves instead of citizens and the USA!

          Article 6 mandates supreme law upon all oath takers and individually empowers and mandates enforcement in every court in the nation… by jury, but we citizens appear more fearful of defending freedom than defying tyranny!

    • robmanwiller

      Obama resign? Obama integrity? Surely you gest. He’s part of the criminal cabal that got him elected via voter fraud twice! Our Constitution is already shredded and worthless. Move home. We have a NWO ensconsed behind the media lapgogs.

    • Walt

      At the moment I’m not voting for either candidate, but just to set the facts straight. Here a paragraph from the Constitution.

      “The Constitution does not define the phrase natural-born citizen, and various opinions have been offered over time regarding its precise meaning. The consensus of early 21st-century constitutional and legal scholarship, together with relevant case law, is that “natural born” comprises all people born subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, including, generally, those born in the United States, those born to U.S. citizen parents in foreign countries, and those born in other situations meeting the legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth.”[2]
      Ted Cruz was born in Canada, but his mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Marco Rubio, although both his parents were from Cuba, Marco was born in Miami, Fl. According to the Constitution, they are both eligible to run for the high office. One more little fact. Cruz being born in Canada, automatically gives him Canadian citizenship, but because his mother was born in the US, he also is entitled to American citizenship.

      • David Stovall

        Some say natural born means born with citizen blood. The Constitution does not define it. Citizen blood does make one “subject to the jurisdiction , thereof”. and automatically a citizen, making naturalization unnecessary. Some say if naturalization is required to be a citizen , you are not natural born. Two categories 1. by birth (natural born) 2. by naturalization (not natural born).. There is no place to go to decide it, that was concretely and directly tied to the Constitution.

      • Gnowark

        That’s NOT in any paragraph in MY copy of the US Constitution. That paragraph is an OPINION of some “Constitutional Scholar,” like obamao. The Constitution was wrtitten so EVERYBODY could understand it, NOT just some scholar or jurist able to twist the Commerce Clause to cover anything that government wants to profit from.

  • GQ4U

    Cruz & Rubio are both ineligible to be POTUS because they were not born to two US citizen parents and in Cruz’s case he was born a Canadian. To be POTUS one must be a Natural Born Citizen and they are not — neither is Jindal and Obama.

    If you truly value, values then vote for Rand Paul.

    • ann parker

      get over it. i wouldn’t vote for rand paul if he was the last man on earth. he has no common sense at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Gnowark

        He tries to follow our Constitution, which has more Common Sense than ALMOST ALL of the Federal Government of the last half-century.

        • GQ4U

          Well said Gnowark.

      • GQ4U

        He is very confusing to those who have no idea of the principles the USA was founded on. The US Constitution is what makes us a Constitutional Republic and Rand Paul runs in full support of it. Ted Cruz is illegally running against the US Constitution.

        I suggest that you learn what common sense is before you make any further feeble attempts to discern if someone has it or not.

        Rand Paul’s “common sense” mirrors that of George Washington, a former president who couldn’t get elected in today’s America.

        You’re one sad sack of sh#t ann parker. Its no wonder America is run by fools when there are so many voters like you!

    • Halftrack2

      No cure for liberalism or stupidity…Let Christians pick the best candidate based on Christian Values and here come the liberal trolls with the same old song second verse ….why not get a life…

      • GQ4U

        No one accused me of being a liberal when I stated that Obama was an illegal POTUS for the same reason Cruz is ineligible. My position is not liberal at all — its constitutional. Do you even know we have a US Constitution?

        If Cruz is truly a Christian then he will stop deceiving the people and drop out of the race because he knows he is constitutionally ineligible.

        So stop being a useful idiot for Cruz, the New World Order guy who is married to Heidi of the Council on Foreign Relations. You do know what the CFR is – right?

        Obama, Cruz, Rubio & Jindal are all ineligible to be POTUS. If Obama is rightfully removed from office then everything he’s done as POTUS is subject to complete reversal.

        Try learning before mouthing off:
        http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html

        I have a life and I want to preserve it, that’s why I support the constitution’s enumerated powers.

        • Halftrack2

          All I accuse you of is ignoring Ted Cruz as the most intelligent and best leader in the pack…You form your own opinions about the Constitution and then try to force your opinion on others and there by damaging the best candidate we have in the race. Many Constitutional scholars much more learned that you or I have researched Ted and found him to be qualified… I am sure you have an agenda to support someone of your choice and you are free to do so… Why do you keep trying to tear down the best candidate in the race????? Be honest and tell everyone who it is that you are supporting…

          • GQ4U

            The truth really scares you doesn’t it?

            If you don’t respect the constitution and its more important for you to elect your ineligible candidate because he tickles your ears then guess what Halftrack2 — you have become just like millions of Obama supporters. Congratulations on your blind self interest.

            Cruz is far from the best candidate, his whole campaign is illegal.

            Stay dumb or study these “facts”
            http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html

            I know — facts frighten you liberals but they set us conservatives free. The truth always does sweetie.

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