While the freshman Texas Senator has lost favor with strong conservative leaders like Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist and the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney, many conservatives still stand by his leadership-snubbing tactics to defund Obamacare.
Here’s who they are:
“I think he has a very bright future,” Coulter said of Cruz to Yahoo! News. “He was over in the House whipping the House Republicans. He was like a general in this.”
“We learned that one guy standing up can stop the status quo in its tracks. Can you imagine in this last five years, if we would’ve had five or ten Ted Cruzes? Can you imagine the difference? Can you imagine? If we had five or ten Ted Cruzes, we’d win a lot of debates. If we had 45 Ted Cruzes in the Senate, we’d come close to winning every vote,” Limbaugh said on his program.
The people at the Value Voters Summit
Sen. Ted Cruz won the Values Voter Summit’s presidential straw poll on Saturday with a plurality of votes against big-name conservatives in the mix for 2016. The Texas senator pulled in 42 percent of the votes cast at the annual conference for social conservatives.
In fact, most Republicans still favor Ted Cruz
From The Huffington Post:
Yet, although negative appraisals of Cruz had increased overall over the course of the shutdown, a majority of Republicans continue to view him positively. In the earlier poll, Republicans rated Cruz favorably by a 61 percent to 9 percent margin. In the new poll, an almost identical 60 percent of Republicans said they had a favorable opinion of Cruz, although his unfavorable rating among Republicans jumped to 17 percent.
- Sen. Tom Coburn: I love Ted Cruz, but… (rare.us)
- What Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are doing right (rare.us)
- Senator Ted Cruz: I’m Not in D.C. to ‘Make 99 New Friends’ (canadafreepress.com)