Saturday, October 8, 2011

"If we lose our freedom here, where do we go?"

My friend Robert Stacy McCain attended the Values Voter Summit yesterday and scored a great interview with Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz:

McCain: And as some people have compared you to Marco Rubio, as the “Marco Rubio of Texas,” you are yourself also Cuban.
Cruz: Well, that’s right. And that’s an incredibly kind comparison. Marco and I share a very similar personal story, which is that my dad is from Cuba, he was born there, he grew up there, and he was imprisoned and tortured in Cuba as a teenager when he was 17. And he fled Cuba, he came to the United States. When he was 18, he showed up in Austin. Had no money, didn’t speak English, had 100 dollars sewn into his underwear, and he went and got a job as a dishwasher making 50 cents an hour. And he worked 7 days a week and he paid his way through school at the University of Texas. And I’ll tell you, Robert, when I was a kid my dad used to say to me all the time, “when we faced depression in Cuba, I had a place to flee to. If we lose our freedom here, where do we go?” And there’s no question that better explains why it is I’m running for Senate than that question right there.
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1 comment:

  1. Josh Perry here, New Media Director for the Ted Cruz for Senate Campaign. Just wanted to thank for this terrific piece and encourage any of your readers who might be interested in learning more about Ted to either email me at or visit our website at



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