Rafael Edward Cruz, 44, seeks to position himself as the most conservative member of a very conservative field of Republican candidates for President of the United States of America. (POTUS.) Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His parents worked in the oil industry, and moved to Houston, Texas as a child. A very bright young economics.man, at age 13 he enrolled in an after school program, the merits of free market economics. However, his true love was the U.S. Constitution. At Princeton he was a national debate champion, and attended Harvard Law. He was recommended for a Supreme Court Clerk. He served under Chief Justice William Rehnquist. His father was a Cuban revolutionary who fought against Batista, fled to U.S. with $100.00 sewn in his underware launched an oil business. Now is an itinerant minister with a fervent Tea Party following.
Cruz is an ardent campaigner, crisscrossing the Bible Belt Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma. He has raised in excess of $50 Million Dollars a total ranking second only to Jeb Bush. Cruz states, “I grew up a movement conservative. That’s who I am. I don’t have to fake it!” He is as disciplined performer as anyone in politics. His stump speech, delivered without notes or teleprompter, is precisely honed, down to the jokes and pauses for emphasis. He is relentlessly on message.
His campaign is to change the Republican Party to Conservativism. “That’s what is at stake!”
We will watch and see.