If you watch Fox News at all, you’re familiar with tennis shoe-wearing political researcher Frank Luntz. His “dial tests” and focus group discussions help to identify what issues and comments are firing up – or turning off – potential voters.
Is Fox News in the tank for Ted Cruz? Mark Levin doesn’t think so, but last night with Megyn Kelly, Luntz made a point of bringing out what he thought was “very powerful” about Cruz’s debate performance.
As The Blaze reports (and we know Glenn Beck is certainly a Cruz supporter), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) earned a 100-percent score from conservatives in Frank Luntz’s focus group when he talked about eliminating bureaucrats in Washington who are “killing jobs” at Thursday night’s GOP debate.
Here’s a transcript of Cruz’s remarks:
It’s like government spending. It is very easy. Hillary Clinton says she’ll cut waste, fraud and abuse. If only we had smarter people in Washington, that would fix the problem. You know what? That is the statement of a liberal who doesn’t understand government is the problem. Here’s my philosophy. The less government, the more freedom. The fewer bureaucrats, the more prosperity. And there are bureaucrats in Washington right now who are killing jobs and I’ll tell you, I know who they are. I will find them and I will fire them.
.@TedCruz: “I know these bureaucrats. I’ll find them and fire them" hit 100%14 of my 23 #GOPDebate group members say best line of tonight.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) March 11, 2016
For reference, Col. West thought a completely different comment was the best line of the night — and it came from (gasp) Marco Rubio.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but at the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is the one cast in the ballot box. Stay tuned for Tuesday…
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]