GREAT NEWS FOR TED CRUZ – FOXNEWS DEBATE
8.6.15 – Frank Luntz: #GOPDebate” Great News for Ted Cruz”
LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWumkCu5xIo
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Marco Rubio had zest, Carly Fiorina had command and Ted Cruz had control, according to political analysts late Thursday night and early Friday morning.
…Sen. Ted Cruz’s steady performance resonated well with a key Fox focus group and former Gov. Rick Perry was confident even with a small misstep.
Cruz said before the debate he would stay with his message and keep his hands clean. He stuck to that strategy and fielded questions about his antagonism of Republican leadership, immigration and foreign policy that didn’t push him beyond his comfort zone.
Cruz leaned on a set of go-to lines and delivered clear, forceful that incorporated the issues he’s emphasized in the Senate and on the campaign trail. That made a major impression with a Republican focus group convened by conservative pollster Frank Luntz, who said Cruz’s answer about how to deal with ISIS sparked the biggest reaction.
“We will not defeat radical Islamic terrorism so long as we have a president who refuses to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’” said Cruz, deploying a favorite line. “If you join ISIS, if you wage jihad on America, than you’re signing your death warrant.”
The focus group panned Donald Trump, saying he came across as angry, offensive and not presidential.
Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler said on MSNBC that the senator was “a reassuring presence on the stage,” who stayed out of the fray, while “Meet the Press” anchor Chuck Todd said he did a good job with limited time.
Cruz also attracted the bulk of Google searches toward the first half of the debate…
8.6.15 – Excerpt from Washington Post — http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/08/06/the-most-searched-person-in-the-first-half-hour-of-the-gop-debate-ted-cruz-by-far/?postshare=8631438918068909
The most Googled candidate in the debate at any point was Ted Cruz — with 67 percent more searches at his peak than the next most-searched candidate’s peak…The search volume is all relative to each other; a “100,” the Cruz peak, is the most search in a minute for a candidate…