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Per cent and is Ted Cruz the former solicitor general of the state of Texas.
And he is admitting it the heels.
Texas is lieutenant governor in what is bound to be one of the most interesting races of the night.
In the Texas primary and this is power play.
Welcome back and -- welcome back to our esteemed panel.
As bread and penny.
Try to help us get on our feet after a day off and get our get our heads wrapped around this.
And by the way I should say this -- change.
Response to -- -- a lot people like truck not a lot of love for Romney he needs every endorsement didn't get make -- VP and okay so.
But -- a -- right now especially where that came about cowboy hat which is pretty awesome.
So the question today down in Texas is David Dewhurst is lieutenant governor of Texas.
He's rich he's established he's been in office he's been elected statewide.
He's he's Rick -- guy he's all of those acts.
He should be.
A easy fall.
The Democrats don't win a lot statewide Texas.
That seen as a matter of fact.
That's old Lloyd Bentsen -- it Kay Bailey Hutchison -- That hasn't been represented by Democrats as the early 1990s right things when she won NG today before that yeah so the Republicans win a lot down in Texas.
I think what we're saying here but -- the question and and the reason we're watching this is Ted Cruz.
-- he did work in the Bush Administration did and he's just so he's not the total he's not he's not and he's not new today.
He is definitely Tea Party supported more outside.
He is also Hispanic and at a time when Republicans are looking very much.
To have some hit more Hispanic faces in the lineup.
The certainty bread is it your team.
What is this -- It's this -- I think it's very significant look at -- Tea Party supporters are feeling their oats after Indiana.
And the defeat of Lugar I think here you have again anti establishment quote unquote candidate not a career politician.
I don't believe this is gonna be the year for the career politician he and -- this is a race you know I hate to say that the Tea Party influence because I believe.
That the Tea Party is -- fiction it's not a party it doesn't run candidates it doesn't -- Well now whenever with a bit weak -- when we talk about here in power play land when we talk about the Tea Party.
We're generally short handing the Tea Party movement came -- they -- not the upper case yes he's already just like there's libertarians like then there's libertarians.
Only Republican primary ten years ago would be -- Republican primary when Republicans fighting it out now it's something different we call it.
A Tea Party attack on the on the Republican Party I like to see district as a typical.
Republican primary where you have.
Four candidates are running right if one does -- get more than 50% you're gonna run at all and that's what -- -- -- crews -- trying to force that's exactly so look it's going to be a ohrnberger did it also is a shot across the -- to career politicians that maybe the terror career politicians is over you get a tap on the shoulder.
-- team comes in.
And I think crews may be that guy here who's gonna be the ultimate Victor keys.
Very good yeah I mean really he had -- -- vary good and very -- he -- he is what a lot of people saw Marco -- us and he backs it up with them with a bigger resume yet he has more -- Harvard -- -- jailed -- in Cuba.
And all kinds of stuff so.
Any this is not exclusive to Republicans though because in the Democratic Party people also eight and company they also just like -- -- there's just like the status quo.
We will see down in Texas we may have -- -- another incumbent Democrat loses the primary.
So you so the blues you have to.
And I think he's looks a lot -- 94.
We're it was an election where you saw both sets out to get that checked problems at Lebanon in the house in new -- and but it was a wife -- as any politicians remember you had speaker -- fully.
Go down in his own home state although they didn't think that they are electing the next day you're not just another promise but that's -- the site so what do you think it is one that people are tired they're frustrated they want some destructive qualities.
Into whoever is that they -- and those -- -- that tend to be a little bit more.
Outside of the mainstream but I think the thing that worries me investor watching this as -- -- -- ads that are coming out and gritty.
Really go after that Tenet got her from being simply a moderate.
And like it's -- -- you know like this is alien he would be a moderate appealing to you don't know.
He's going to be elected into the senate went with the media yeah right -- minute into the this is how -- doing he's it's rhetoric -- you know when you start electing a perfect instead of the practical or error when you.
Billy today deal it -- really it could be harmful going into the center of injecting our doctors and it is is different I work.
And and you know the other thing about -- what you mentioned when one of my favorite facts about things that are forgotten in American history American.
-- recent American political district you know why Tom Foley lost in the speech biggest part of his defeat.
In federal court and shoot it that the case was dialed Tom -- vs the people of the state of Washington.
To repeal a ban on term limits so they gave him some defect I don't -- it.
That they they they really do -- and -- there and I.
Also suggest and let's just -- weirdest day after Holliday Brad.
If you were to bring back term limits now that discussion they would be hugely popular because very much of that same energy that and he.
That was there in the ninety's is back right.
You've -- bed and I'm surprised that we haven't heard it.
So far as the Tea -- yeah because this is right up there Alley it's it's right for the season to talk about it and I don't put it past them in the general.
To start using that as ammunition in some of these can be -- in 94 but remember how many there is this the three terms as Carson how many of them says they got -- that -- -- Oh my work I'm still gonna be right I would go oh he's still being -- Well and everything the Republicans always point to the speech that Gingrich gates recent the most important thing he told the Republican -- most important things that we just stay.
And for a lot of Republicans that was the heartbreaking moment that was when they realized that they thought their part of -- religion -- they were only aggravated it more original.
It was not if they don't like an apple -- exactly that's not all the way.
Now the the other question as it relates to all of this stuff you know.
In Indiana the Republicans are going to be probably okay this state is gonna be buried red this year Texas they're going to be okay.
Right right it races out yet there and it doesn't matter red.
That are there any race that -- that you guys see -- the primaries are actually gonna complicated situation for either party.
Default drinking the end it was one wearing -- head but not on the -- pictures to see what happens in Missouri.
Who -- that's a really contentious primary down there even.
I'm going against Claire McCaskill whether or not it comes up so legend she's in a difficult race you and whether or not it weakens the candor vs straight into the Missouri -- want it very interesting -- to watch.
And hardcourt -- fan I don't know where his allegiances lie.
Presents tear gas so they think the senate race here and -- all go Warren hatch.
Well -- -- gonna pull this down or it will -- and and that threat.
Hey I am sure his last term.
Boca -- -- that that's voices if you just let me have one more time I promise some and I'll.
As a policy one it is interesting to watch and see whether Elizabeth warned its primary in Massachusetts there as well yeah they're like oh yeah -- she's if she's married she's leading pretty badly hello.
-- I is there a certain way.
Allen is going to be an interesting that's.
How loud -- yes yes yes we know we know we know OK let's take a quick break.
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