Cruz-O'Rourke debate exposes Beto as 'out of touch' with Texas voters

The first debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke was, as expected, contentious and personal. But between the barbs and bric-a-bracs thrown by both candidates, a clear choice emerged from the verbal skirmishing. Cruz was successful throughout the debate at blowing up O'Rourke's carefully crafted image of some kind of "moderate," exposing him as a far left liberal out of touch with the majority of Texas voters. On every major issue, Cruz made sure to draw a very clear line between the them. On gun rights: Cruz said O'Rourke wants to erode gun rights by blocking conservative judges and trying to unwind recent Supreme Court rulings protecting individuals' rights to own guns. "Did you support Hillary Clinton?" Cruz asked O'Rourke. "That has nothing to do with the Second Amendment," O'Rourke shot back. He said "weapons of war belong on the battlefield," not in...(Read Full Post)
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