Saturday, 11 April 2015

SEN. TED CRUZ FROM A NON-AMERICAN VIEW

A friend told me ' if Ted Cruz would run for presidency in the middle east he will win without the need for elections ' he said that with reference to the senator conservative views . Well in the USA the politics is complicated much more complicated than we are used to in the middle east and i am still trying to learn and understand it.
So how do we view Mr. Cruz?

We see him as a man with principles rather than a man with policies, he dares to discuss issues that the others will not because of what he is, and that is important abroad because it makes his foreign policies more predictable and just by discussing the main principles we can reach faster conclusions.He described himself as between an isolationist and interventionism that is between Rand and McCain , and as we say in Arabic ' good things comes in the middle ' he even stated in 2013 about the Syrian war ' America has no dog in this fight and the American armed forces should not serve as AL-Qaeda air force( ref. the Economist Sept. 7 2013) which to us is totally true. As for supporting Israel , we know all American presidents stood by them and he will not be an exception. So things are good , not really !! because after reading the American newspapers analysis  and the comments in Google, i reached the conclusion that he stands no chance in winning the coming elections, not because he is young with little experience (he just got elected in 2012) since one could argue that he was in the Bush campaign since 1999 and was advising the ex president on government reform , immigration ,civil justice and constitutional laws , so he is not short of experience if compared to president Obama in office now. So what is it ?

It is the issues that he is fighting for and even criticizing his fellow republicans for not addressing  that is going to be his main problem of gaining votes, that is gay rights, gay equality and originalism . So if these liberties as per the U.S laws will hamper his chances of even winning the candidate representing the republicans (as he came third in CPAC 13% behind Paul Rand and 9% behind Scott Walker which was conducted 28 Feb. 2015), why did he announce that he is running for presidency 3 weeks later?

In my opinion he has a message to deliver to both the people and the politicians and with the media following every step he is making , it will be the best opportunity to discuss the social issues without hesitation in fact he is active in conferences and meetings for the same purpose. He is a man of belief and we respect that.




2 comments:

  1. The middle eastern perspective is quite amazing in the US presidential politics. The first instinct of the squishy left and the squishy right is to just throw away a conservative candidate because they don't compromise enough, and as I read it from you, the people out there prefer someone is is convicted even if it isn't everything you agree with. That's really good to know :)

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    1. I TELL YOU MORE.FROM THE KORAN AND HISTORY,THERE IS A CHAPTER IN THE KORAN CALLED ' ROMANS' BECAUSE THE MUSLIMS WERE SAD THAT THE CHRISTIAN ROMANS LOST A BATTLE TO THE PERSIANS(BEFORE ISLAM) SO ALLAH TELLS THEM DO NOT BE SAD FOR THEY WILL WIN THE NEXT ONE.
      SO YES WE WOULD PREFER A GOD FEARING PERSON THAN ANY OTHER BECAUSE HE WILL BE FAIR EVEN IF WE HAVE DIFFERENCES

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