Friday, June 17, 2011

My Kind Of Conservative

Ted Cruz is running in Texas to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison as Senator. Now, he's a fairly impressive figure in his own right, but I don't write puff pieces on Republicans just to do so; no, there's got to be a little more, and this part about his parents got my attention:
At age 14, Cruz's father, Rafael, fought with rebels (including Fidel Castro) against Cuba's dictator, Fulgencio Batista. Captured and tortured, he escaped at 18 to America with $100 sewn in his underwear. Rafael graduated from the University of Texas, met his wife — like him, a mathematician — with whom he founded a small business processing seismic data for the oil industry.
I wonder why his dad would leave a worker's paradise....


MikeAT said...

And he left free health care!

I haven't decided who to vote for yet but I do like what I see.

Ellen K said...

Some of the staunchest Tea Partiers I know are Cuban ex-pats. One lady I know escaped with just her life and little more from Havana at the age of 12. Hearing her absolutely dismantle some pro Obamacare ACORN protesters who dared to say care was better in Cuba than here was an education in itself. She knows what the differences are. She calls Michael Moore the Traitor.