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Condom Update: "...we don't have a rubber shortage in America." - Ted Cruz

Imagine if you will,  [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] after another grueling day making yet another whistle stop in Iowa. He’s promised to hit every county before the caucus and that means visiting several counties in a day.  He’s probably tired. I would be. On his last stop of a three day swing through he gets asked a question by a member of the audience.  Specifically what were his thoughts on “making contraception available to women who want to control their own bodies.”

Oh dear. Ted saw through this question for what it was.  We really need tape of this but WPTZ is just painting the picture with words.  In answering the question my preferred candidate* was able to bring Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton into the mix by differentiating Hillary’s views from the Republican viewpoint and also explain the difference between abortion and contraception.

  “Hillary Clinton embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances up until the moment of birth. Partial-birth abortion with taxpayer funding, with no notification for parents in any circumstances — 91% of Americans say that’s nuts,” he said.”

So far, so good. But then things got a little odd for a whistle stop. Suffice to say we may now know more about Ted’s condom use than we need to, then again I’m always open to learning new things about my candidates.

Oh, bear in mind there were children at this event.

As I noted, Heidi and I, we have two little girls. I’m very glad we don’t have 17,” he said. “And it’s a great example when the war on women came up, Republicans would curl up in a ball, they’d say, ‘Don’t hurt me.’ Jiminy Cricket!” 

“Last I checked we don’t have a rubber shortage in America. When I was in college we had a machine in the bathroom, you put .50 cents in and voila!” Cruz continued, receiving some uncomfortable laughter from the audience. “So yes, anyone who wants contraceptives can access them, but it’s an utterly made-up nonsense issue.” 

Honestly, this is a fun story and I believe shows off the human, make that very human,  side of one of our candidates who could very well be our next president.

 

 

*Yes. He is.

PS, if a frontpage writer wants to tackle this in all its glory please do it justice. I got the impression he really went after Hillary. It also appears the writer was left o’ center, but that may have just been my impression. Your mileage may vary.