Article by Bryan Howard
July 26, 2018
Republican Ted Cruz has challenged his opponent Democrat Beto O’Rourke for the Senate seat in Texas to 5 debates. These debates will be 5 consecutive Fridays and each debate a different topic.
Ted Cruz is wanting to expose the Progressive Beto O’Rourke for his lack of knowledge which is why Beto has yet to agree. Beto is an extreme Leftist who has out raised Cruz in fundraising. The majority of Beto’s donations came from out of state activists.
This debate format will take place state wide in Texas.
Cruz strategist Jeff Roe sent a letter Wednesday to O’Rourke, an El Paso congressman, proposing the following debate schedule:
Aug. 31 in Dallas on “Jobs/Taxes/Federal Regulations/National Economy”
Sept. 14 in McAllen on “Immigration/Border Security/Criminal Justice/Supreme Court”
Sept. 21 in San Antonio on “Foreign Policy/National Security”
Oct. 5 in Houston on “Energy/Trade/Texas Economy”
Oct. 12 in Lubbock on “Healthcare/Obamacare”
These debates are spread out August through October and has a diverse platform of debate. However, it seems these are topics a radical Leftist will lose in Texas. Progressive ideas do not sit well with Texans because they are patriotic and educated on politics, while progressive Democrats are neither patriotic nor educated on politics. Cruz is willing to “work with” O’Rourke on media partners, sponsorships, and moderators.
Ted Cruz is a talented in debates and can beat any person in a political debate. Beto will look foolish since Ted Cruz has a J.D. in Law and understands the evils of Progressive ideas since his father lived in Cuba.
However, it seems Beto’s camp is hesitant to do a debate with Cruz and has yet to answer if they will.
Beto O’Rourke answered to the challenge,
“I am encouraged that Sen. Cruz has decided that he’s ready to debate the issues. Our campaign looks forward to working with his campaign to finalize mutually agreed upon details.”