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Here’s another reason to hope that Ted Cruz runs for president in 2016

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I recently opined here that we all should be praying that Ted Cruz runs for the  Republican presidential nomination, and now there’s THIS EVIDENCE supporting my hopes in that regard:

It goes without saying that name recognition is a pretty big deal for most politicians, especially those with bigger ambitions.  Texas Senator Ted Cruz is a prime example of someone who’s spent his entire time in Congress doing just one thing — setting himself up for a “bigger office.”

What office?  Well, the office of the President of the United States, of course.  That’s the only reason he ran for the U.S. Senate — he wants to become president.  Hell, this whole shutdown has been one giant GOP presidential primary campaign event for him.

And to some extent, it’s worked.  As he’s gone on national television to make an ass out of himself fulfill his duties as United States Senator, a recent Gallup poll shows that Ted Cruz has indeed become more known to more Americans.

In early June, just 42% of those polled had actually heard of Ted Cruz, but by last week that number was up to 62%.  Twenty points is a pretty substantial jump in just a matter of a few months.  So it seems Senator Cruz’s plan to “get his name out there” has been a smashing success.

There’s just one problem.

The poll also indicates that the more people get to know him, the less they actually like him.  In early June, when only 42% of those polled had heard of him, he was seen favorably by 24% and unfavorably by just 18%.

Fast forward to last week when 62% of those polled said they had heard of him.  In this poll, his favorable rating only went up 2 points while his unfavorable rating more than doubled to 38%.

It seems, the more Americans get to know Senator Cruz, the more they really don’t like him.  Which is a big problem for anyone who wants to become President of the United States.  It’s also a huge problem for the Republican party.

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  1. All the universities and main stream media have been overun with left wing extremists that in reality are communists your daddy,s democratic party of the past has left the building and are not coming back.It will a monumental feat for Ted Cruz to prove to the American people ( sheep ) that he is not a terrorist and women hater that the press makes him out to be.It,s obvious to me that most Americans believe anything they read or hear from the communist media that runs the flow of misinformation in the united states,they were able to take a community organizer ( home grown terrorist named Hussein Obama and in a few short years make him the supreme leader of the most powerful country in the world and doom the country possibly forever.

  2. Bruce: I hope the men in the white coats are treating you well there at the institution. By the way, is Ted Cruz one of your fellow inmates? Oh, and I love your writing, especially the run-on sentences.

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