Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has endorsed Ted Cruz for president!
With voting in Iowa starting in 8 days, Gov. Perry’s endorsement is most timely.
It’s also a powerful rebuke to the GOP establishment, who’ve tried to mislead voters with a series of mean-spirited personal attacks on Ted Cruz.
Here is what Gov. Rick Perry said, announcing his endorsement in an interview with Politico:
“Of those individuals who have a chance to win the Republican primary, at this juncture, from my perspective, Ted Cruz is by far the most consistent conservative in that crowd,” Perry said. “And that appears to be down to two people.”
Perry, who is famously skilled at retail politics, will campaign with Cruz Tuesday across Iowa, and will join Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King to stump for Cruz again Wednesday…
“He knows he’s going to surround himself with people who do have that experience, and I’m very satisfied that on Day 1, he will be ready to be commander-in-chief,” Perry said, “Partly because of the time he’s going to spend in learning what he doesn’t know, but he’s also surrounding himself with people who are extraordinarily capable and wise.”
Perry’s endorsement was hardly a sure bet. The two were on opposite sides of the 2012 Senate primary race, when Cruz ran successfully against Perry’s then-lieutenant governor, David Dewhurst, in a contest that launched Cruz on the national stage… And Perry was somewhat critical of Cruz’s role in shutting down the government in 2013 over a health care battle.
“I’d rather see folks come together, work together to find solutions, but from time to time, you’ve got to lay the marker down,” Perry said, when asked whether Cruz could work with Washington. “There’s that old adage, ‘You gotta hit the mule upside the head to get its attention from time to time.’ I’d suggest that’s exactly what the senator was doing”…
Perry, an Air Force veteran and champion of veterans’ issues, is expected to be particularly helpful in courting veterans, especially in South Carolina, which is home to prominent military bases… (Politico, 1/25/06)
This is a very important endorsement, especially at a time when the GOP establishment is piling on Ted Cruz with their anti-conservative and personal attacks.
The Washington establishment has always hated Ted Cruz, because he’s a threat to their big government policies. They’re desperate to stop him from becoming president, even if it means electing Hillary.
But let’s be clear about WHY the establishment hates Ted Cruz so much.
The establishment doesn’t fault Ted Cruz for SAYING that he’s conservative.
After all, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad all SAY they’re Reagan conservatives (and especially just before re-election time).
But Ted Cruz actually VOTES conservative — like no one else to STOP Obama’s liberal agenda — destructive liberal policies
like Obamacare, Amnesty, gun confiscation, and all of Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions.
Ted Cruz has always fought for us — for our conservative American values. He has kept the promise.
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