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Is Ted Cruz Running for President? Yuck! His Wife Works For Goldman Sachs.

The establishment knows Rubio doesn't have it. They need another fake Tea Partier to take the baton, and here he is...

Marco Rubio may not be the only Cuban-American thinking about the 2016 Republican presidential contest. Ted Cruz is weeks away from being sworn into the U.S. Senate seat he won last month, but the Texas Tea Party favorite is already starting to fuel speculation that he is thinking about the White House. Politico’s coverage of a Cruz speech this week in Washington takes the position that the incoming freshman senator from Texas’s bold assertion of conservative principles may mean that he’s got bigger things on his mind than getting acclimated to the upper chamber.

To say that he may be getting ahead of himself is fairly obvious. Cruz has yet to demonstrate that he can be a force on the national stage. And even if he does become a leading voice for conservatives, he’ll have plenty of competition with names like Rubio, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Jeb Bush, just to name the most prominent possible nominees. However, no one should be laughing at Cruz’s pretensions if indeed he really is already thinking big. As a landslide winner in the nation’s most important red state, the affection of the party’s conservative base and a Hispanic identity, a Cruz candidacy must almost by definition be considered a likely first-tier candidate in GOP primaries. But even if Cruz still has a long way to go before he can think about an elite status, Republicans ought to think about what such a development would mean for their party.

As Rick Perry’s abortive presidential candidacy showed, the reality of Republican politics in our era means that any prominent Texas Republican is always going to have a leg up. Perry was great at raising money and could have cruised to the nomination on the strength of strong support from Tea Partiers and religious conservatives had he not proved himself to be over his head in the debates.

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"After a few years in private practice, Cruz met Josh Bolten, George W. Bush’s campaign policy director and another Princeton alum. He became a domestic policy adviser to Bush during the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. There he met his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, another policy adviser. She now works for Goldman Sachs."

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Cruz is not a "fake Tea Party member."

He's a real Tea Party member. Methinks you don't know what the Tea Party is.

He was born in Canada.

Unless they change the rules up for him. Romney's daddy was born in Mexico and ran for president. I don't know what was up with that. Did he know he really couldn't win and did it just to massage his ego? There is no way they would have let him be president back then, coming from another country and all.

It doesn't matter where you're born,

as long as you're a U.S. citizen at birth. I think both parents have to be U.S. citizens, but, I'm not sure. Probably so because if not, then it wouldn't have mattered if Obama was born in Kenya since his mother was a U.S. citizen.

Romney's dad was born in Mexico

But his parents were both American citizens, so he was still natural born.

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