Ted Cruz Hints at Presidential Run in 2016 – And You Can Blame ISIS

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Senator Ted Cruz appeared in an interview with ABC this week. In it, he comments on foreign policy issues – spoiler alert, he thinks President Obama is doing everything wrong – and speculated about what the American people will be looking for when they cast their ballots this November and in 2016.

Though Cruz avoided any direct commentary about his own possible role in the 2016 presidential primary, his presence in New Hampshire speaks louder than words.

When Ted Cruz isn’t busy voting against his staffers’ access to healthcare, stalling all efforts at immigration reform, trying to stop marriage equality, or causing a run of the mill government shutdown, he can be found travelling.

This isn’t the first time Cruz has visited a battleground state. As a matter of fact, he prefers states such as Iowa over his own, if his itinerary is any indication. But this time, he’s not just anywhere – he’s in New Hampshire.

Both Iowa and New Hampshire play an important role in any presidential primary. Cruz’ penchant for visiting the states leaves little doubt that he is setting the groundwork for a run in 2016.

In the interview, Washington Post reports, Cruz indicated that the threat of ISIS makes him more likely to consider running:

The American people in 2014 and also November 2016 are going to be looking for leaders who want to work to restore America’s leadership in the world …It increases my interest in doing everything I can to change the direction we’re on.

He joined a field of potential Republican presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire, including Lousiana’s Bobby Jindal and Senator Rand Paul. Luckily for the country, the possible field of Republican presidential candidates looks pretty crowded.


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Genevieve Cato

Genevieve Cato is a feminist activist and a native Texan. While not writing for the Burnt Orange Report, she can be found working for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, serving as a community member of the Communications Committee for the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, and drinking copious amounts of pretentious local craft beers.

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