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All the Things Ted Cruz Told You to ‘Imagine’ in His Announcement Speech

Imagine Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his candidacy for the 2016 GOP nomination Monday morning with a speech at Liberty University. Imagine you had to watch all of it. (If you were a Liberty University student, you had no choice.)

Imagine you compiled a list of all the things Cruz asked his young audience to “imagine” being fulfilled through his presidency:

  • “…millions of courageous conservatives rising up to say in unison, ‘we demand our liberty.'”
  • “…millions of people in faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values.”
  • “…millions of young people standing together saying ‘We will stand for liberty.'”
  • “…booming economic growth”
  • “…record number of small businesses”
  • “…young people coming out of college with four, five, six job offers” (lulz)
  • “…innovation thriving on the internet as government regulators and tax collectors are kept at bay.”
  • “…America finally becoming energy self-sufficient.”
  • “…a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare.”
  • “…health care reform that keeps government out of the way of your and your doctor.”
  • “…a simple flat tax.”
  • “…abolishing the IRS.”
  • “…a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders.”
  • “…a legal immigration that welcomes and celebrates those who come to achieve the America dream.”
  • “…a federal government that stands for the First Amendment rights of every American.”
  • “…a federal government that works to defend the sanctity of life and to uphold the sacrament of marriage.”
  • “…a federal government that fights to keep the right to bear arms.”
  • “…a federal government that protected the privacy rights of every American.”
  • “…repealing every word of Common Core.”
  • “…embracing school choice as the civil rights issue of the next generation.”
  • “…a president who stands unapologetically with the nation of Israel.”
  • “…a president who says I will honor the Constitution and under no circumstances will Iran be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon.”
  • “…a president who says we will stand up and defeat radical Islamic terrorism.”
  • “…it’s 1775.”
  • “…it’s 1777.”
  • “…it’s 1943.”
  • “…it’s 1979.”

“Imagine,” of course, is a soggy, overrated tune by John Lennon. Ted Cruz is currently polling at 4%.

[Image via Tina Nguyen]

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