Jack Welch Enthusiastically Comes Out As ‘Ted Cruz Guy’

As the man credited for leading General Electric to record profitability during his years as chairman and CEO, 79-year-old Jack Welch continues to command attention when he shares an opinion. Recently, he appeared on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto, where he was asked to react to the current crop of presidential hopefuls.

Of the four – three Republicans and one Democrat – who have already announced their candidacy, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is Welch’s obvious favorite.

“Love him,” he said of the Tea Party favorite. “He says what he’s going to do; he does it. He’s highly principled. He’s a guy you can trust.”

The only criticism Welch has of Cruz so far, it seems, is that he comes across as too serious.

“I want Ted Cruz to smile more,” he explained, “because he’s a hell of a good guy.”

Welch went on to explain why he is an early Cruz supporter, noting that America “needs more truth and trust,” attributes he believes Cruz can bring to the White House.

The two other Republicans in the race, Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, received somewhat less glowing recommendations from the retired executive.

Rubio, he said, has an admirable “ability to articulate issues,” though he recognized “some concerns about where he is on immigration and how he feels about it.”

Welch went on to criticize Paul for “the fact that he was one way with the wind on foreign policy and now he’s back the other way.”

He also reacted to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, saying that while he is “not going to vote for her,” it remains her party’s decision regarding “whether she qualifies for the truth and trust issue.”

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Marco Rubio Announces Campaign ‘Yesterday Is Over’


Florida Senator Marco Rubio is the third Republican to formally announce his candidacy for president; he did so at a packed rally yesterday at Miami’s Freedom Tower. Rubio made his declaration just one day after Democrat Hillary Clinton officially jumped into the race. Rubio wasted no time in taking a jab at Hillary Clinton by declaring that yesterday is over.

Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday, began a campaign for President by promising to take us back to yesterday. But yesterday is over, and we are never going back.

Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said that Rubio gives voters a distinct choice.

Basically he is saying do you want old or do want new? And he is also implying versus Jeb Bush, do you want privileged or unprivileged? And I’m the One, that’s his attractiveness. He promises youth, energy and a new leaf.

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Marco Rubio: No Doubt I’m More Experienced Than Obama Was In 2008

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Recently-announced 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was interviewed by MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and he discussed his experience in office and how he now believes he won’t be a carbon copy of President Obama.

“I’ve been in the Senate now for four-and-a-half years,” Rubio said to Kasie Hunt of MSNBC. “I’ll have been in the Senate for six years where I’ve spent a significant amount of time every day working on intelligence issues and also on foreign relations.”

Hunt referenced an ad that the RNC ran back in 2008 highlighting Obama as “untested,” and asked Rubio if that sentiment doesn’t apply to him. She asked if he thought he was more experienced than then-Senator Obama.

“Well, I don’t think there is any doubt about that in terms of the years, but also what we did,” Rubio answered. “I mean, he was, as I said, he was a back-bencher in the Illinois legislature. I was the speaker of the Florida House, the majority leader and the majority whip.”

h/t: The Hill

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Breaking: Marco Rubio Announces Candidacy, Trashes Rivals ‘Stuck In The 20th Century’

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The third – and youngest – Republican to announce a 2016 presidential candidacy did so Monday in a speech he delivered at Freedom Tower in downtown Miami, Fla. Judging by his comments, an early theme of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign will be a contrast between his vision of America’s future and those candidates he feels are stuck in the past.

Though fellow Republican senator and primary rival Ted Cruz is less than six months older than him, Rubio nonetheless attempted to establish himself as the candidate capable of taking the nation into “another American century.”

He lamented that many of today’s leaders are “stuck in the 20th century,” citing the Democrat Party’s first official candidate as evidence.

“Just yesterday,” he said, “a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday. Yesterday is over and we’re never going back.”

Rubio went on to share a page from his own history while taking a veiled swipe at potential rival Jeb Bush – the son and brother of former presidents.

“I live in an exceptional country,” he explained, “where the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege.”

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos for ABC’s This Week, he touched on the same talking points, declaring that he “absolutely” feels he is the most qualified candidate for 2016.

Some reports noted that, despite his potential appeal to younger voters, many Tea Party voters who helped secure his 2010 senatorial victory are less enthusiastic about his White House bid.

“I’m through with him,” said one former supporter. “He will never get my vote. ‘Disappointed’ would mean that he has an opportunity to restore his credibility; and there is no opportunity for that. The overwhelming perception is that Marco Rubio is not a Tea Party candidate.”

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Here’s What Marco Rubio Just Said About Running For President Against Hillary

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Saying he feels “uniquely qualified” to focus on America’s future, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has done as expected — become the third Republican to officially enter the 2016 race for president.

USA Today reports that the freshman senator shared his decision with donors during a conference call in advance of a more public announcement to be attended by supporters later today at Miami’s Freedom Tower.

“Rubio…criticized Hillary Clinton as ‘a leader from yesterday,’ the Associated Press reported.” Hillary’s official jump into the political fray on Sunday, say Rubio advisors, will help the senator frame the contest as one between a fresh face symbolizing a new generation of leadership and an old-guard figure burdened by some 20 years of political baggage and damaging scandals.

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, the 43-year-old Rubio — whose entry into national politics was supported by Jeb Bush — joins Ted Cruz and Rand Paul in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

During his rapid rise to the national political stage, Rubio has spoken often about foreign policy as well as immigration. The son of immigrant parents who left Castro’s Cuba, the senator has been critical of President Obama’s push to normalize relations with the communist country.

“Throughout the run-up to his campaign launch, the Florida senator has made little secret that he will make contrasts with the former secretary of State as the ‘architect of a failed foreign policy.’”

The USA Today article on Rubio’s long-expected entry into the race for the White House notes that the young, energetic lawmaker is strengthened in his bid by his appeal to both conservative and establishment Republicans.

“Marco Rubio doesn’t fit the typical Republican stereotype of being an old white Republican,” said Nathan Gonzales, editor of the non-partisan Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. “He has an opportunity to connect with voters through his own story.”

And will Rubio do what other presidential contenders have done in launching their campaigns? Will he release a video to mark his entry into the race?

According to Fox News, the answer is “yes.” The candidate is also quickly integrating social media elements into his campaign — something that helped Barack Obama in his climb to the top in 2008 and 2012.

“Rubio had, for the past week, teased supporters on social media, asked them to sign up for an email to get first word of his announcement and offered tickets for $3.05 (Miami’s area code is 305). The effort will capture names, addresses and other information about potential voters and campaign donors.”

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