Republican presidential candidate [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] of Texas was in Cedar Falls, Iowa Thursday as part of a swing through the first caucus state before heading to South Carolina Friday.
During the town hall meeting Cruz said that he can win in 2016 by emulating Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign and by following the Reagan model of bold colors, not pale pastels, reports the Quad Cities Times.
“2016 is going to be an election very much like 1980, and as Reagan said, we’re going to win by painting in bold colors, not pale pastels,” Cruz said.
Cruz proudly embraced his outsider status during his Cedar Falls stop, tying himself to Reagan who “drew a line in the sand” rather than running in 1980 by saying “I’m just like Jimmy Carter, just infinitesimally to the right.”
If Cruz implicitly tied himself to Reagan, he was explicit in comparing President Barack Obama to the 1980 defeated incumbent President Jimmy Carter.
Sen. Cruz has been very bold in his brief time in the national political spotlight leading the fight to defund and repeal Obamacare, trying to stop President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, and standing firmly with Israel against the terrible nuclear deal President Obama and Secretary of State [mc_name name=’Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’K000148′ ] are negotiating with Iran.