April 10, 2016

Colorado GOP Presidential Nomination Set

What began on a cold March 1 night with, for Colorado Republicans, ended with a boom yesterday - GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz added thirteen more pledged delegates to the twenty-one he had earned in our state's congressional district assemblies in the preceding days. Thirty-four pledged, in writing or verbally, to vote for him at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, plus the state GOP chair, national committeewoman and national committeeman, all of whom are likely to vote in kind with their fellow Colorado delegates.

In his address to Colorado Republicans, Cruz said the election is about three things... jobs, security, and freedom.

His speech detailed his plans on all three issues.

First, he appealed to blue collar workers, promising full-time higher-paying jobs.

Then he promised to protect individual freedoms, which he believes are at risk if liberal Supreme Court justices are appointed.

"I will not compromise away your religious liberty, and I will not compromise away your second amendment right to keep and bear arms," he said.

He also promised to take a hard stance against ISIS and other groups.

"We will have a commander in chief who stands up and says to the world we will defeat radical Islamic terrorism," he said.

Delegates afterward told KRDO Newschannel 13 they were impressed.

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Side note: The reporting on this is both curious and biased. Most of the stories with images show something related to Bernie Sanders' meaningless Wyoming victory over a story primarily about the GOP contest. And many of those stories are disjointed and mis-edited. Truly bizarre. Especially this one.

Personal photos to follow ...

UPDATE: Senator Cruz from our vantage point, stage left. H/T sister-in-law Leah.

Colorado GOP 2016 Primary Posted by JohnGalt at April 10, 2016 12:34 PM

Well done. John Fund confers.

Posted by: jk at April 11, 2016 12:20 PM

Saw that. Good article. Quoteworthy:

Caddell’s revolutionary moment could be seen up close and personal this weekend at the state convention of the Colorado Republican party in Colorado Springs. What happened was stunning. Ted Cruz, considered a fringe candidate by the media until four months ago, swept 34 of the 37 delegate slots for the Cleveland convention. Donald Trump placed second, and there was scant support for any establishment figure.

*satire* What? Ted Cruz isn't establishment? SENATOR Ted Cruz! What you smokin' you commie RINO douchebag! */satire*

Posted by: johngalt at April 11, 2016 1:27 PM | What do you think? [2]