The main criticism of Ted Cruz is that he has a tough time connecting with voters. There have been some flashes of brilliance (see HILARIOUS Ted Cruz ad Nails Hillary With ‘Office Space’ Parody… and Ted Cruz ‘Apologizes’ to New York in the Best Way Possible…), but not many have seen that side of him. Like many smart people, the guy’s a little stiff in the shoulders.
So it’s worth nothing that there was one answer last night that seemed to really connect with people watching the debate.
It’s like government spending. It is very easy. Hillary Clinton says she’ll cut waste, fraud and abuse. If only we had smarter people in Washington, that would fix the problem. You know what? That is the statement of a liberal who doesn’t understand government is the problem.
Here’s my philosophy. The less government, the more freedom. The fewer bureaucrats, the more prosperity. And there are bureaucrats in Washington right now who are killing jobs and I’ll tell you, I know who they are. I will find them and I will fire them.
Now I know that a “Luntz Focus Group” isn’t really a focus group at all. I’ve known people who conduct them. In real life. This is not how they are conducted. Just like Jerry Spring is not really a forum for couples counseling. So before you hit the “comment” button, believe me, I get it.
That being said, this sampling seems to be congruent with what I saw on Twitter. That’s really all social media is. One big, giant focus-group. Whether or not the voters react positively to it, we’ll see. Facts are not as sexy as many of the headlines circulating so it could very well get buried beneath a pile of “OMG LIAR AND SELFIE-NUDIE PICS” headlines.
It’s still worth noting that Republicans find it refreshing for one of their candidates to express… a desire for limited government. I don’t know when it was cleared from the table as a central tenet to Constitutionalism, but I’m glad to see it make a comeback.
But don’t get me wrong though, this is still the highlight of his campaign…