CRUZ: How could he ever beat Hillary?

I’m saying nothing but asking the question from my title for this blog again:

DO YOU THINK CRUZ COULD EVER BEAT HILLARY? (yes, it could be Biden, or whoever if she’s actually indicted…fat chance…. but there isn’t that much difference between Biden’s policies and hers so let’s leave it at Hillary for the sake of conversation)


I have a lot of opinions on this and am eager to hear yours.



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47 Responses to CRUZ: How could he ever beat Hillary?

  1. Mustang says:

    I keep hearing people argue that Cruz is too far right. He may be … but then I wonder, how was it possible for the American people to elect someone like Obama, who is so far left. The answer would seem to be in the simple math. There are more Americans living today who accept more government and less liberty. I attribute this to two things: there are more young people than mature, who have a natural tendency to vote with their emotions rather than their brains, and the education system that exploits this foolishness. Can Cruz beat Hillary? I don’t think so. I also do not think that any of the remaining GOP candidates can beat her, either … which is why the other day I remarked–if you want to know who the next VP is going to be, ask Hillary.


  2. bocopro says:

    Cruz needs a charisma coach. And one of two things has to happen before he can beat her in the genelec:

    1. She has to be behind bars in an orange jumpsuit
    2. He has to figure out how to pour nice, thick, heavy oil on that swelling wave of Black Votes Matter that she’s gonna ride to her coronation.


  3. John M. Berger says:

    In a rational society even Alfred E. Neuman should beat Hillary. Sadly, the rationality of ours is highly questionable! The very idea of an extension of the past >7 years bears this out!


  4. Silverfiddle says:

    I have been very hard on Ted Cruz, but I am a fact-based man. I have looked at Hillary-Cruz head-to-head polling, and while the polls give us no clear picture (anywhere from Cruz winning by 5 to Hillary winning by 11), all polling shows a clear trend of Hillary going down and Cruz rising.

    Z: I will post those links in my next post. Giving you warning because sometimes WP will block comments with too many links.


  5. Silverfiddle says:

    Here are two polling sites and one 2015 Electoral College calculator for everyone’s edification

    Here’s the Electoral College calculator. I’d like to see someone use that to make the case that Cruz can win. He’s gotta hold everything the Romney losers won in 2012, and then he has to take back some states Obama won.

    Which states can he flip? To make a case to me how Cruz can beat Hillary, you must answer that question.


  6. Silverfiddle says:

    Cruz could win, but as my favorite professor (I would have cherished being in one of Bocopro’s classes) said above, he needs a serious make-over, some kind of Queer Eye for the Rightwing guy. He’s a brilliant man and I love his positions, but he needs some better strategery and he needs to cultivate a more friendly persona.

    Look at the lib Dems, my friends. They’ve got the PR Propaganda down to a pop culture science.


  7. Silverfiddle says:

    If by some odd chance Hellary’s rampant lawbreaking knocks her out of the race and Biden steps in, the GOP is in serious trouble. He is a far superior candidate and he would be hard to beat, especially if Obama gets out there for him and rouses his base.


  8. geeez2014 says:

    SF: I believe that’s the plan…the final plan. Biden takes all.

    Will read all the rest when I return today; keep talkin’, everybody, I’d really like to hear all your thinking on this!


  9. FB says:

    No way. He’s terrible. He doesn’t understand political communication. He’s in his abstract conservative ideas (which I like) but it’s almost too philosophical.

    This debate was terrible. I woke up thinking I learned nothing aside from knowing they can bicker pretty well.

    If I had to choose someone, I’m voting Kasich at this point.


  10. FB says:

    Cruz is too much of a preacher. Rubio is a frat boy. Trump showed he’s a bit full of it. Kasich needs a bit more cojones and throw punches a bit more.


  11. Silverfiddle says:

    Kasich is by far my favorite, but I am the touch of death when it comes to politics. Whoever I like ends up tanking…

    I am still not a Cruz fan, but Z asked the question and I tried to answer it.


  12. FB says:

    Funny, the Daily Devotion from Charles Stanley apply to many of the candidates.

    Mar 04, 2016

    The Danger of Idle Talk

    Read | Proverbs 12:13-22

    Ask a group of people to define gossip, and most will mention something about spreading rumors about others. That is correct, but it’s not the whole truth. Gossip includes any idle or malicious talk that harms someone else. In other words, damaging speech is a universal sin—one that we all are guilty of at some point in life.

    For example, did you ever comment negatively on how a person was dressed? Or suggest to a friend that someone you both know is in the wrong job or involved in unsuitable hobbies? Or tell an acquaintance about another man or woman’s personal life? Let me ask you a final question: Did you feel a check in your spirit while you were speaking? All of these can be examples of gossip—words that do damage and hurt others despite sounding innocent.

    Idle comments are often delivered in a way that makes them seem unlike the traditional definition of gossip. People mask gossip in several ways, such as speaking in jest, offering others’ personal details “as an example,” and disguising the spread of information as a prayer request. Of course, not every tease or illustration is gossip. And the body of Christ is certainly called upon to pray for those facing hard times. Therefore, we must be able to distinguish between worthless chatter and wise speech.

    What matters is the heart’s motivation (Ps. 19:14). When the intention is to mar a reputation or create instant camaraderie with another person, lips move loosely—this often happens while discussing someone else’s misfortune. But a desire to please God and reflect His grace prompts us to speak only that which builds others up (Eph. 4:29).

    Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 33-34


  13. Mal says:

    I believe whoever makes it for the GOP, if its against Hillary they have to hit her hard with facts but with tact so as not to show bias, in an effort to sway the left. If its against Biden, its a bit harder because even though he is a known ding-a-ling, he somehow still is a fairly likable guy without the negatives of Hillary who can appeal to the left, so our GOP candidate, whoever he is, will have a tougher time. Also, given the intellect of the current generation, the voting age should be raised to 25, or maybe even 30, so as not to appeal to college age “gimmies”. But we know that’ll never happen!


  14. Kid says:

    Well, “Moderate” republicans cannot get elected. Therefore if anyone has a chance it’s going to be Cruz.


  15. Mal says:

    Oh! And regarding if Cruz could defeat Hillary? Yes. He is arguably the best debater on deck, but as mentioned above, needs a better persona. It lacks warmth.


  16. Like SF pointed out in a link: Real Clear Politics has Cruz over Hillary 46.5 to 45.
    Why is there any question that Cruz can beat that shrill harpy?
    Biden has no operation in place.


  17. FB says:

    Cruz moves like a robot when he speaks 🙂


  18. Imp says:

    If she’s indicted…it’s the end of the Republic…if she isn’t indicted…it’s the end of the Republic.


  19. Silverfiddle says:


    You channeled Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld and cherry-picked one poll of many. There are still a lot of questions about how Cruz could beat Her Heinous. Most important, what Obama states can he flip?


  20. I picked the fist that showed up. It met my needs. 🙂
    She’s damaged goods.


  21. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, Biden does have an operation…he has Hillary’s operation and she’ll hand it over to him in the way her people are exactly who his people would be, I believe.
    And I still think there is no way Cruz can beat a “promise them everything” Democrat.

    SF…”Queer Eye for the Rightwing guy” I read this an hour ago and it still makes me laugh…PERFECTLY put!! Really cracked me up.
    I am trying so hard to be a Cruz fan only because Rubio’s comment about small hands REALLY did it for me. REALLY turned me OFF. But, it’s a struggle with Cruz!!

    FB , Stanley includes “Did you feel a check in your spirit while you were speaking? All of these can be examples of gossip—words that do damage and hurt others despite sounding innocent.” That ‘check’ is the Holy Spirit…. and I think it’s why many of us can’t watch these candidates anymore…they’re SO difficult to hear, the insults, the sexual innuendos in public, etc….it stops us in our tracks and we know it’s WRONG.
    Not sure your reason for posting this but I’d like to know….thanks.

    ALL of your comments are so right and SO clever, pardon me for not mentioning them all…I sub’d all morning (3 75 minute classes full of 14-18 year olds depending on the class….on a FRIDAY which is HELL!!) and then some minor surgery this afternoon (I’m FINE), so I’m tired and will be back later.



  22. geeez2014 says:

    Biden v Romney.

    Mark my words


  23. It shouldn’t be so hard to be a Cruz fan after last night.


  24. Kid says:

    ED, I honestly, don’t undersxtand people who are down on Cruz because of ‘Feelings, nothing more than feeeeelngs”. The issue at hand is who is more likely to get Conservative justices on the SC, WHo is going to repeal obamacare, who is going to have the American Constitution guiding their every move?

    It ain’t Rubio, It ain’t Kasich, and I don’t belive that it is Trump.

    Come on folks, it’s not like you have to sleep with him.

    Thank you for listening 🙂


  25. geeez2014 says:

    You don’t want me to respond; TRUST me.
    I just wrote about a 3″ comment and deleted it.


  26. Kid says:

    Put it out Z ! We are a country of varied opinions ! And I respect yours, even if every thousand years I may not agree with one of them 🙂


  27. Kid says:


    I’m thinking Trump – Gore.


  28. Silverfiddle says:

    Kid: First, Cruz has to find a way to get the majority of Americans to vote for him.


  29. Silverfiddle says:

    Z: That is a bold prediction. It could happen.

    There’s another group of GOOP dunderheads trying to draft Ryan. All they need to round out their plan it to bring in Palin to complete the ticket…


  30. Bob says:

    I admit that I have never liked Cruz. The guy is one of those in-your-face people with a super whiney voice. Listen to him. He has a high piched, very nasal voice that reminds me of one of the “Whiners” on the old SNL skit.

    Sneaky people have whiney voices. Everybody knows that.

    So, if I can attack someone because the sound of their whiney, sneaky voice, why can’t Rubio talk about Trump’s small hands? 🙂


  31. Kid says:

    SF, My thinking is this….

    GWB won becuase he ran against the POS’s Gore and then Kerry. And enough people were turned off to democrats by the end of bubba’s 8 years of lies and BJ’s.
    Outside of that, since 1992, we have not seen a republican win the white house. I believe this is because a significant number of usual republican voters choose to stay home when the repubs run a “moderate” republican that is viewed as one who tries to appeal to the ‘losers’ in our society. COnservatives have no interest in appealing to losers in an election.

    I therefore believe that the only way a republican candidate can win is by being or perceived to be a no holds bared 100% Conservative who doesn’t give a damn about the loser class.
    I think Cruz is the closest to that description. I have no idea whether he is or could win or not, but I will stand here and guarantee you that Rubio or Kasich cannot win with the minamilist ideas about where America should focus. Extreme example being Jeb! “tweak the tax code, embrace the syrian and mexican migrants” Bush. He was ejected very poste haste for someone who had lots of money to spend. That alone helps to make my above case.

    I think the silent majority is bigger than most people think and I believe they will come out for someone who they believe will put Conservaties on the SC, and at least begin rolling back the libtard assault on America.

    I find it depressing so many are For Trump. I view that as a total non-thinking knee jerk decision to put someone in the white house that they feel will make libtards writhe in pain for at least 4 years like worms on acres of hot cement with no where to go for relief. The stick poked into obama’s eye. I have to admit there is some satisfaction to that, but not enough for me. I want to see things actually Happening in the areas mentioned above (SC,f ederal depts) and don’t trust Trump enough to pull the handle for him. I’m voting Cruz in the Primary in a week and a half. But if Trump is the nominee, I’m not voting democrat directly or indirectly(by not voting at all).

    I have yet to vote For somone. I’ve only voted against democrats thus far.


  32. Kid says:

    Bob, Lol. Go with your gut man !


  33. Yeah, Bob. Thanks for your well thought out position.


  34. Well said, Kid.
    After Trump’s display last night, I can’t understand decent people supporting him.


  35. Kid says:

    SF ! Ryan-Palin ! I’d even up chuck at that one !


  36. Kid says:

    Ed, Thanks. Well, apparently, many think Cruz can’t win because of his whiny voice. Worse yet, maybe they are right.


  37. Silverfiddle says:

    I’m still waiting for a Cruz supporter to use this map and tell us how he gets to 270


  38. geeez2014 says:

    SF.. I’ve come to the conclusion that Trump has brought something out in the American people that was there but we hadn’t noticed, and it isn’t pretty. I’ve decided that while I detest and revile HIM, it’s his followers I simply can’t relate to… i’ll leave it at that.

    Palin. Trump.

    We are SO SCREWED.


  39. FB says:

    I posted b/c of the bickering at the debate.

    This may not match what Stanley would like us to do but it’s making me laugh


  40. geeez2014 says:

    FB, You say “this might not be what Stanley asks us to do”.. Are you addressing the comments here on Trump,etc?…He mentions that “we must be able to distinguish between worthless chatter and wise speech.” And he is right. And we should discuss and discern.
    Bill’s book is good, isn’t it…and laughter is GOOD , particularly these days, isn’t it? 🙂 Very fun video!

    We must remain aware of the character of possible leaders……
    I would never think your comments about your real dislike for Rubio are gossip or mean spirited.


  41. geeez2014 says:

    TRUMP “If I say DO IT, they’re going to DO IT…that’s what leadership is all about”
    Does he even know it’s all about WE THE PEOPLE, not HIS telling people to DO IT?
    He’s made so many comments like that it’s hard to believe people don’t understand his character.


  42. FB says:

    My take on Rubio is not gossip. Mean spirited maybe a tad. I just think he hasn’t shown enough in his life to be president. His constant spin to compensate for this makes me think he’s a fraud. The mere fact he made his name using the Tea Party to become the establishment candidate of the GOP statists and other neocons also shows that he only is an opportunist not be trusted.
    My #1 rule for candidates is never elect someone who hasn’t been in a managerial and executive position, whether it’s governor, business man, army man, etc… All the rest are just talking heads, especially if they don’t even bother showing up for work like Rubio.


  43. Kid says:

    FB, yea that’s the main thing I think about Rubio, Very little experience at anything. Not even a community organizer.


  44. geeez2014 says:

    FB, I wondered why you posted Stanley’s devotion….I see now you were applying it to the candidates, not us.


  45. John M. Berger says:




  46. Mal says:

    Nice bedtime story, FB!


  47. John M. Berger says:

    “CRUZ: How could he ever beat Hillary?”
    In a rational society that wouldn’t even be a serious question. Alas, in ours it is. Let’s hope that justice prevails but I’m not holding my breath for that.


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