I’m one of hundreds of activists that jumped from Rand Paul to Ted Cruz early on and the Rand Paul people have got to stop blaming us for his polling data. I wrote an article at Virginia Right on July 24th, which, I suppose, was a prelude to where I am today.
Every morning I wake up with the desire to write one article: I Endorse Rand Paul for President. Every morning I want to pull that trigger. Rand Paul is the closest thing this country has ever had to a Constitutional Libertarian. I am a Constitutional Libertarian.
Every morning, I’m stopped from writing that article, because of Ted Cruz. I don’t agree with Cruz as often as I agree with Rand Paul. Though I find them both far more important to the national debate and to the value of the Republican Party than I do folks like Donald Trump – the Johnny Come Lately.
I want you to watch Ted Cruz’s Speech on the floor of the United States Senate.
I’m not withdrawing my support from Rand Paul. I am merely saying this: that I want a man like this to be President of the United States. I feel the way I felt when I watched Rand Paul filibuster the NSA. I’m saying that I have a decision to make. I think we all do. These are two great men who have been fighting tooth and nail against the Republican Establishment, despite all the hate and lies and media stories issued against them. They haven’t compromised. They represent you and I every day in a parliament devoid of any consideration of our lives and liberty. Both these men deserve our support, but only one of them can win.
I think it is a shame that all we can talk about is Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, though I fully understand the reasons for both.
Listen and watch this speech. This is leadership. This is greatness. This is something we desperately need in Congress.
This is when I began to think that Ted Cruz, not Rand Paul, had the gumption necessary to win.
Then Cruz began to build his staff, his campaign, his strategy – and it was air tight. It was hard to jump from one Constitutionalist to another, but there it was. Ted Cruz went after Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul endorsed him. How could anyone opposed to the Senate Republican Leadership back Rand Paul after that? We couldn’t.
Rand Paul didn’t fight for us that day, but Ted Cruz did.
So, while my Rand Paul friends attack Senator Ted Cruz’s citizenship, jumping on board the Donald Trump, authoritarian train, I have to wonder whether or not they are serious, or if they are just Rand Paul or bust.
I love Senator Rand Paul, but his campaign has been flawed from the beginning. Many of us have jumped ship to Ted Cruz because we want a Constitutionalist that can actually win. If you want to back the Ann Coulter and Donald Trump narrative that Ted Cruz isn’t an American, then fine, but you are wrong, you are ignorant, and you will not be a part of this victory. Also, you aren’t helping Rand Paul. It is shocking that so many Rand Paul people could be drawn into the Donald Trump Camp, thinking they are supporting Rand, when in fact all they are doing is helping Trump.
I’ve always felt that the Ron Paul and Rand Paul people were with us, win at all costs, get one of our people into the White House, but apparently, it’s either Rand or Trump or Sanders. How can you trust people that cannot tell the difference between Rand Paul, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders – and Ted Cruz?
How are these people to be taken seriously?
When Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Rand Paul supporters all end up fighting on the same front, I start questioning what the hell is going on. Senators Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz have been on the same team for years, fighting the same people, standing up for the same things, and now all of a sudden, Rand Paul is great and Ted Cruz is evil? When did that happen? How can that even be believed? Unless the Rand Paul people have gone scorched earth like Donald Trump?
And with so many Rand Paul supporters considering Bernie Sanders as their second choice, how can any Constitutionalists or Libertarians trust Rand Paul? If so many Rand Paul supporters cannot tell the difference between Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders then no real constitutionalist is going to jump into that movement.
So stop blaming Ted Cruz. For the love of God, Cruz people aren’t debating whether or not to vote for Cruz or Clinton – or Cruz or Sanders. Ted Cruz people, unlike the Donald Trump people aren’t trying to decide whether to vote for Cruz or a third party. Ted Cruz is making the arguments and fighting the fights and creating the presidential organization, while Rand Paul people talk about voting for a Communist like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump people talk about Trump running 3rd Party.
I’m sorry, I just don’t get it. Rand Paul people and Trump people are attacking Cruz and saying that if Cruz wins, then they’ll back everything Republicans, Libertarians, and Constitutionalists are against. That sounds just a little bit crazy to me and to most Americans. So, I’m not following. I was with you and now I’m confused about you. Are you Libertarian? Are you Marxists? Are you Corporatists? What the heck is going on?