Remember Ted Cruz?
Cruz is one of the maniacs promising people can keep their cars, McMansions, and commutes this year.That was two months ago, when Cruz forced Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst into a run-off. At the time, Cruz was 10 points behind Dewhurst and not likely to win the run-off. Now, the situation is reversed, as Slate reports.
Public Policy Polling returns from Texas with a 52-42 lead for former state Soliciter General Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate runoff. Are you dusting off your "how the Tea Party changed everything" columns? Do it now.Over at ABC News, one of the reporters is doing just that, writing Ted Cruz appears likely to win Texas Senate runoff, thanks to tea party support.
Former state solicitor general Ted Cruz appears favored to win the Republican Senate runoff in Texas on Tuesday, which would hand the tea party a significant underdog victory in a massive state.At this rate, it looks like the prediction I concluded my previous post about him may be true until November.
Tea party support stretching from high-profile figures like Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and Jim DeMint down to grassroot volunteers helped catapult Cruz to the top slot in Tuesday's primary race. And he held his lead, despite beginning the election with less name recognition and less money than his wealthy and well-connected opponent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Matt Mackowiak, a Republican consultant who divides his time between Washington, D.C. and Austin, T.X. is a Cruz supporter and gives "enormous" credit to the tea party for Cruz's come-from-behind success.
"Look, this is a low turnout primary runoff late in the summer-- it's hot, we've never had a primary this late-- it's the most committed folks that are voting," Mackowiak told Yahoo News, "and in many ways it's the tea party activists who are not only voting but who are really acting as multipliers."
Looks like I'm not done with blogging about politicians exploiting Agenda 21 paranoia, even after I said "Goodbye, Gingrich!"I'll check back after the votes are tallied tonight.