Monday, March 23, 2015

Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Bid

“Sam I am, that Sam I am that Sam I am, I do not like that Sam I am, Do you like green eggs and ham?”

Sound familiar? You probably remember this as the words to the famous Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham, but these were the exact words said by Ted Cruz, a republican senator, in his famous Affordable care act filibuster in 2013. But now Ted Cruz has announced he is joining the race to become the next president.

In a recent poll by the Wall Street Journal “40 percent of GOP primary voters said they could see themselves supporting Cruz for president, while 38 percent said they could not see themselves backing him.” Being most famous for his filibuster in 2013, do you feel voters will look at Cruz in a different light? And with such an early announcement to join the presidential race, how do you think this will affect Cruz’s presidential campaign?

1 comment:

Emma Wynn said...

I think an early announcement can both benefit and hurt Cruz. Being the first to announce his candidacy, people will have his image in their mind. However, it could indiacte he is too eager and gives him room for more crtiticism. In addition, he is running with a promse to repeal the ACA. This gives voters who dislike the program an extra incentive to vote for im. Although commical, the fillibuster shows dedication to a cause, giving voters an idea that he would stick to his word.