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Cruz Announces he is Running for President

As you are probably aware, Sen. Ted Cruz is announcing Monday his candidacy for president.

He actually did so at 12:09 pm ET Sunday via Tweet: “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” He’ll make a formal statement this morning at around 10:00 am at Liberty University, a conservative, Christian college in Lynchburg, Va.

An interesting choice of venue, suggesting he is trying to cut into Rand Paul’s natural constituency of students, who often run a little  toward the Libertarian. And of course there’s never any problem generating wild enthusiasm on a college campus, as President Obama has proven time and again.

The Associated Press nabbed some photos of Cruz doing a dry run at the college, including a cute photo with his girls and a rehearsal of the Official Campaign Announcement Kiss with his wife.

Being the first to get in will give Cruz a little extra attention from the press, but it won’t otherwise provide much of an advantage over other GOP candidates, who are expected to wade in early next month.

Cruz also unveiled a website and produced a video, which you can see below.

And with that, the preseason is over.

Walker, the Wisconsin Unions, and ISIS: Bravo!

I’ve grown so, stupendously sick of what has become a routinely emitted burst of inanity by the intellectually crippled, some of whom are our putative thought leaders: That if you mention two things together in a sentence, you think they are alike. Thursday at CPAC, responding to a question about how he would handle ISIS, Wisconsin… Continue Reading

Joe Biden Tries to Fool Me Into Giving Out Personal Information

Look what showed up in my inbox this afternoon. I’m like, what? Me? JOE, THANK YOU! I mean, I’ve been writing all this mean stuff about you and the president, and here you are, so magnanimously, calling me “great.” But the Biden buttering up was just beginning. I double clicked: Since we’re all spending some time… Continue Reading

Republican Establishment Claims Victory

The consequences of running and winning without a clear conservative platform, which I detailed earlier this week, are becoming clear, as the Republican establishment – which runs the Party – seeks to take credit for Tuesday’s victory. According to an article Friday in The Hill, “Has the Tea Party been Tamed?”, establishment forces are making… Continue Reading

Much Ado About Nothing

I’m not very impressed by the Republican victory Tuesday. Are you? Really? After all the jumping up and down is finished and the sports analyses fade away, what is the country left with? Not much. Senate Republicans will start investigating the Obama administration and do some decent accountability work, which is nice. Beyond that, this… Continue Reading

The Democratic Turncoats

The most disgraceful thing about this campaign, aside from the race baiting, has been the sight of Democratic candidates ditching any sense of principle and abandoning President Obama. Can any of these candidates explain what Obama did that they did not ask of him? He’s unpopular not because he’s Barack Obama. Not because he’s black. Not… Continue Reading

Scarlett Johansson Emails Keith Koffler!

This is so great. I am speechless. But I can still write. Look what arrived yesterday in my Inbox. Scarlett Johansson sent me a personal email! Here’s her message. I want to share it with you, and the world. Keith — I think you know by now how incredibly high the stakes are on November… Continue Reading

Obama Must Repudiate Landrieu

Let’s see if President Obama has any political courage at all. He must not allow to stand, in any way, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s assertion that the president’s unpopularity in the South is built on racism. Not if he’s president of all of us. Meantime, Landrieu might be advised to seek spiritual and intellectual guidance from… Continue Reading

Does New Jersey Play in Iowa?

Here’s some video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie telling a heckler to “sit down and shut up.” Now, where I come from – New York City, originally – this what’s known as “polite conversation.” But will Christie’s directness play when he gets out in the rest of the country to campaign for president? It’s hard from me… Continue Reading