Cruz crushes field in presidential straw poll at Values Voters Summit
Sen. Ted Cruz trounced the competition in the presidential straw poll at the 2013 Values Voters Summit, with Dr. Ben Carson and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum coming in a distant second and third places — highlighting how Mr. Cruz has become a rock star with grassroots conservatives.
Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, which hosted the three—day event, announced that Mr. Cruz won 42 percent of the vote, while Mr. Carson and Mr. Santorum each captured 13 percent. >>>
Mr. Paul finished in fourth place in the straw poll with 6 percent of the vote and Mr. Rubio finished fifth with 5 percent of the vote.
“Right now, Ted Cruz is really the leader of the conservative movement,” said Mason Griffin, 17, of Arkansas. “He is trying to push forward and get Obamacare out and get conservative back and strong.”
Others called the Texas Republican “Reaganesque” and applauded the way that he has stood his ground against Republicans and Democrats. “He is not backing down,” said Edward Szeto, 46, of Virginia. “He is standing firm on what he got elected on.” >>>
The poll followed the news that talks between House Republicans and President Obama over the shutdown and the nation’s borrowing limit had collapsed miles away on Capitol Hill.
If both parents must be citizens, BHO would not qualify. Ted Cruz's mother was raised in Delaware. If the Media (and the RINO establishment) attack Cruz they will also have to justify Obama.
14th Amendment, Title 8 U. S. Code, Section 1401: Citizenship (in part): (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, AND THE OTHER A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES WHO, PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF SUCH PERSON, WAS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES OR ITS OUTLYING POSSESSIONS FOR A PERIOD OR PERIODS TOTALING NOT LESS THAN FIVE YEARS, AT LEAST TWO OF WHICH WERE AFTER ATTAINING THE AGE OF FOURTEEN YEARS ...