Ted Cruz is laying low until after Florida, when he’ll find out whether Marco Rubio survives, but he’ll get some help from some famous names over the next few weeks that could expand his horizons considerably – for better or worse.
According to reports, Chuck Norris has endorsed Ted Cruz, making both Ted Cruz’s Secret Service protection irrelevant, and making a big leap from his previous endorsement, Mike Huckabee.
Chuck Norris will hit the campaign trail with Ted Cruz in North Carolina Saturday.
The 75-year-old actor is set to appear at a rally in Concord for the Republican front-runner, along with Glenn Beck and retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin.
On the other end of the spectrum (at least, I think so – she’s always been a Republican, though not nearly as outspoken as she is now), Caitlyn Jenner has also endorsed Ted Cruz, much to the chagrin of liberal social justice warriors, who have been trying to co-opt Caitlyn Jenner into their movement, as she’s one of the most high-profile transgender woman in the public eye.
“I like Ted Cruz,” she declares. “I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man. I haven’t endorsed him or anything like that. But I also think, he’s an evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues.”
“I get it. The Democrats are better when it comes to these types of social issues. I understand that.” So why support Republicans? “Number 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues. We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job. With $19 trillion in debt and it keeps going up, we’re spending money we don’t have. Eventually, it’s going to end. And I don’t want to see that. Socialism did not build this country. Capitalism did. Free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up.”
That’s an incredibly smart take. There’s a constant drumbeat within certain circles – entertaiment, LGBT and otherwise – that have, within themselves, diversity of opinion, to vote lockstep with Democrats because they’re considered “better” or “softer” or “more tolerant.” Since coming out for Cruz, Caitlyn Jenner is experiencing their “tolerance” firsthand, and according to her, it’s far worse than the blowback she received when she came out as a transgender woman. Hard to believe, I’m sure, for the liberal intelligentsia, that they’d be considered worse at acceptance than, say, Evangelical Christians who might make knee-jerk assumptions about people like Caitlyn, but if the stiletto fits…