Well, I think the debate, we started to see some separation and that we’ve been an ongoing debate for many months about the right direction for the country and how we win. And there are voices in Washington who advocate going to the mushy middle standing for nothing. Every time we listen to those voices, we get walloped. I think started to see some differentiation [inaudible]. . . because I think people are fed up with Washington. They’re fed up with politicians who say one thing and do another and their looking for a leader who will tell the truth and do what he said he will do. And I think we started to see some of that separation on that debate stage. You’re right. We have experienced an incredible surge after the debate. $1.1 million – people coming from all over the country going to TedCruz.Org contributing, signing up to volunteer. Every event we had on our bus tour was standing-room sold-out. The event last night in Tulsa, Oklahoma we had three thousand people there. The fire marshal had to send five hundred people home because the venue couldn’t fit them. It has been incredible, and I think it’s because people are not interested in a “campaign conservative” – someone who talks a good game on the campaign trail but hasn’t walked the walk. Someone who has been the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I think that’s why we’re seeing the excitement we are seeing.
HH: You raised $1.1 million online through fifty-thousand donations in the first hour. Not bad for six minutes and twenty-eight seconds, Ted Cruz. What did you make of the debate?
Senator Ted Cruz On The Debates, The Iran Deal Vote, And 2016
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