I am not one of those brilliant political science people that can spurt out facts, figures, history or dates. My mind does not work that way. But what I am great at doing is listening to and recognizing honorable men and women who are honest enough to engage in debate that is designed to induce critical thinking to make a point.
One of the articles that I find helpful every political cycle is by Gary C. Lawrence titled POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND YOU. I liked it so much that years ago I found his number and called him to ask if I could share his article with others. He said yes. He was kind enough to discuss with me that the only thing he would add to the article at that time was in the last paragraph. He believes that one should pray about one’s choice after going through the self-eduation process.
As I go through Mr. Lawrence’s checklist to critically think through current campaign rhetoric I find that Ted Cruz meets my standard for what I want a Presidential Candidate to be. That is why I appreciate Ted Cruz and why Ted speaks my language. I get him. He methodically takes me through a thought process to persuade me about why he believes something is right and why he thinks the way he does. I know his history in consistent and persistent action to back up that in which he claims to believe.
- Conservative Review Scorecard – Conservative Review
- Heritage Action Scorecard – Heritage Action
- FrontPage Mag
- Washington Examiner
- The Daily Signal
- The Federalist
P.S. Here are a few of my favorite stories so far!
- National Review – Ted Cruz’s Not-So-Secret weapon: His Wife
- NEWSMAX – Ted Cruz Is An ‘Intelligent’, ‘Principled’ Debater
- GlennBeck.com – Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz: Who is the better 2016 candidate?