There is no doubt in my mind that constitutional conservative Ted Cruz would be the best choice to become the next President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief. Just as there is no doubt in my mind that when all is said and done, Ted Cruz is a politician who is running a “traditional” political campaign, using the same fundraisers, mailing lists, and copywriters used by other candidates.
Therefore, I have no problem with looking at this Cruz email and calling BS … [my comments are in bracketed blue italics]
Ted Cruz Personal Email -- May Include Privileged Communication
Dear Friend, this is UNREAL.
"Once in a lifetime," is not a strong enough phrase to describe the importance of this moment and the amount of pressure our campaign is under right now.
I need to ask you for a personal favor -- even though it may come at great personal expense.
With only hours before tonight's MIDNIGHT FEC deadline -- and just a few days before the Wisconsin primary (perhaps the most important primary before the RNC nominating convention) -- I need your help now more than ever.
I'm going to do my part -- to take on Donald Trump -- and show all of America that I'm the one candidate who will defeat Donald Trump, who will defeat Hillary Clinton in November, and who will reverse the years of destruction from Obama -- restoring our country to its founding, conservative principles.
But I really need you to do your part too...
You see: my campaign faces its biggest challenge in only a few hours, and I know we can win if I have the resources.
But as of this morning, I am $189,326 short of what I need for my FEC deadline.
Will you do your part right now -- before tonight's deadline -- by making a $35, $50, or $100 special gift?
I hope you know me well enough by now to know that I wouldn't ask if it weren't vitally important and that I wouldn't ask you this favor if I wasn't willing to make the same deep sacrifices myself.
Please let me briefly explain because I'm running out of time.
Running for President of the United States has come at a steep price with relentless attacks coming from all sides on my family, my marriage, and worst of all, attacks against my young children.
It is only by the grace of God, the prayers of my friends and family -- my dad is a prayer warrior -- and the continued support of people just like you have I been able to endure such deep personal sacrifices.
Friend, this battle I fight daily is a responsibility not to be taken lightly.
But, if I'm being honest, I must share something with you...
Every single time we have a victory for the campaign or that we see a bump in the polls -- the negative attacks double and triple against us.
Between Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, the liberal media, and the Washington Cartel, there is not one moment where they are not savagely attacking me. And Friend, by extension of our shared conservative values, they're attacking YOU too.
Rest assured -- no matter how hard they try to drag my name through the mud, I will not give in to them.
But now, I really need you to make your own personal sacrifice for this campaign -- click here to make a special sacrificial donation of $35, $50, or even $10 if you can afford it.
You see: the sacrifices I'm making for our campaign are deep and personal. I'm proud and even honored to be making them on your behalf, but today, before the most important deadline that we face at MIDNIGHT, I need to hear back from you personally.
To make it as quick and easy as possible for you to respond, I've asked my team to put together the secure links below.
You can use them to make an instant, secure gift to support me when I need it most:
Please, time is critical.
Friend, I hope to hear back from you before tonight's deadline passes.
Truth-be-told, this email was received from a Gmail account on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:36 PM. Unfortunately, the FEC deadline for the February 1-29, 2016 reporting period was March 20, 2019 and the March 1-31, 2016 deadline is April 20, 2016. And, the April Quarterly for Jan1-Mar 31 is on April 15, 2016. So the premise that there is some pending FEC deadline is just BS. <Source: FEC Filing Deadlines>
Business as usual: this is not the first time that the Cruz campaign used standard direct response tricks to grab your attention …
Report: Ted Cruz Mailer Claims 'Check Enclosed,' Then Asks For Donation
Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) campaign has sent out a mailer that says on the envelope that there is a "check enclosed," but the document inside asks for a donation with a fake check made out to the Cruz campaign, the Huffington Post reported on Sunday.
The return address on the envelope says it came from "U.S. Senator Ted Cruz" in a font that looks official. Below his name on the envelope in smaller text, the envelope reads, "Personal business" and "Not printed or mailed at taxpayer expense."
The mailer includes a fake check made out to "Cruz for President," and a letter says that a "group of generous supporters" will match any contribution made to the campaign.
"Your contribution of $45 to 'Cruz for President' — as long as you respond quickly — will be immediately matched for double the impact …" the letter reads. "… resulting in a $90 contribution to support my campaign for President of the United States." <Source>
Iowa's secretary of state rips Cruz over campaign mailer
Iowa's secretary of state on Saturday blasted Ted Cruz's campaign over a controversial mailer that aims to drive voters to the polls for Monday's caucuses by claiming they have committed "violations."
The mailer gave the recipient, along with their neighbors, poor grades based on their individual voting history. On one side, the mailer reads: "ELECTION ALERT: VOTER VIOLATION," "PUBLIC RECORD" and "FURTHER ACTION NEEDED."
The other side of the mailer says "VOTING VIOLATION" in red letters at the top before text that reads:
"You are receiving this election notice because of low expected voter turnout in your area. Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors' are public record. Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE and please encourage your neighbors to caucus as well. A follow-up notice may be issued following Monday's caucuses." <Source>
Bottom line …
Both political parties and almost all candidates use the same direct response tactics to support their positions and fundraise. It is not that this is any big deal, but it does serve as a reminder that Ted Cruz, like his opponents, is a politician running a standard political campaign.
Still, measured against the dire straights facing America, Ted Cruz remains the best qualified political candidate since Ronal Reagan.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS