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  •  He's a junior (1+ / 0-)
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    Janet 707

    do you know he didn't go by Ted when he was a kid?

    Rep. Fortney Stark doesn't go by his given name either.  This is so stupid.

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 10:42:08 AM PDT

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    •  No I don't know Mr. Cruz (0+ / 0-)

      Cruz grew up in Canada and Texas and moved from his Hispanic given name to an Anglo one.  

      I guess we have differing views on how choices people make to represent themselves's self matters.  

      I hardly think it stupid to look at the choices people make.

      I am, however, pretty certain many Republican whites are less inclined to vote for some guy with a foreigner's name just on the basis of that name.  And I am also sure Cruz is someone who knows that at this point in his 40+ year old life, just as I know with 100% certainty that some national salesman shift their accent as they move from region to region.  When I Cruz went to using Ted I have no idea.  I'm its in some interview somewhere and I'm sure if he did it for political reasons he would not own up to it.

      “Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.” ― Will Rogers (Of course this also applies to me.)

      by MugWumpBlues on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 07:46:17 PM PDT

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      •  you're assuming a certain intent (0+ / 0-)

        behind his name -- and that it was his choice and not his parents' -- to launch an unnecessary attack.  But let's assume you're right -- is there something wrong with that for people who don't seek office?

        Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

        by Loge on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:17:10 AM PDT

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