One of the first salvos they launch against Senator Cruz is that he is both self-serving and fake. I’ve had some conservative friends echo these sentiments, saying, ‘he’s not sincere’ or ‘he seems scripted’. I get why they say this, but I happen to thoroughly disagree.

Watch just the short section of his comments at First Baptist, and then I’ll explain why I think Cruz is as “real” as it gets in Washington, D.C.

One of the first salvos they launch against Senator Cruz is that he is both self-serving and fake. I’ve had some conservative friends echo these sentiments, saying, ‘he’s not sincere’ or ‘he seems scripted’. I get why they say this, but I happen to thoroughly disagree.

Watch just the short section of his comments at First Baptist, and then I’ll explain why I think Cruz is as “real” as it gets in Washington, D.C.

For those of us raised in the Church in the South, every word out of Ted Cruz’s mouth rings absolutely true.

Ted Cruz strikes people as different because his political training ground wasn’t the debate class in the public university, but the preacher’s sermon in his childhood church. When Cruz speaks, he’s not giving a political speech, he’s delivering a sermon on American politics. While other candidates try to adopt the language of believers to win their support (think Hillary Clinton speaking in a fake southern drawl), Cruz doesn’t have to try to speak our language, because it’s his language too.

I just don’t think most Christian Americans are used to hearing that from politicians so when they do, it startles them.

The establishment cronies in D.C. can mock, deride and slander Cruz all they want – but regular Americans see him for what he is. He’s one of us, and we love that about him.

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