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Breitbart Is Here: Late Conservative Hero Admired Ted Cruz’s Fighting Spirit

The late Andrew Breitbart saw in Ted Cruz the future of the conservative movement. On paper, Cruz seems like someone out of central casting, perfectly put together to represent conservatism’s future.

English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership...

English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 12, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

His father fled oppression in Cuba for freedom in America. He grew up immersing himself in the works of Frederick Bastiat, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, and Milton Friedman, earning scholarships by giving speeches about their ideas.

He went to Princeton and Harvard law without losing the common touch. He racked up legal victories that helped defend the Second Amendment and America’s sovereignty against the World Court. But while Breitbart admired these things about Cruz, they were not why, after speaking with the conservative GOP Texas senate candidate Texas’s primary is on Tuesday at what would be his last Conservative Political Action Conference, Breitbart told close friends and associates that Cruz represented conservatism’s future. It was because Breitbart saw in Cruz, first and foremost, a fighter who was fierce, principled, uncompromising, and relentless. These were the characteristics Breitbart first looked for and those who were a part of the “Army of Davids” had in spades. Stephen K. Bannon, the filmmaker who was one of Breitbart’s closest friends and whose movies have captured the fierce and patriotic spirit of Jacksonian Tea Partiers, always remembered how effusively Andrew Breitbart “admired the fact that Ted Cruz was a fighter and came from a family of fighters.” Breitbart also knew, when he learned how Cruz had been “preaching the gospel of constitutional limited government since he was a teenager all across Texas,” that fighting for constitutional conservatism was in Cruz’s bones. He knew Cruz was the real deal and not a poseur. Excerpt Read more at breitbart.com …

via Breitbart Is Here: Late Conservative Hero Admired Ted Cruz’s Fighting Spirit.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - DECEMBER 29:  Republican ...

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – DECEMBER 29: Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks during a town hall meeting at the Mid-America Center on December 29, 2011 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With less than one week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul continues to campaign through Iowa. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

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