A day after Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first political leader to officially announce his presidential bid for 2016, the Republican wooed voters saying he tell the truth, if elected to power.
“My plan is to speak the truth and to defend the common-sense conservative values. I’ll tell the truth and I’ll do what I said I would do,” Cruz said in a response to a question that why he should be president during an interview to “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday.
Cruz, who is one of most conservative Republicans among the potential presidential candidates, said that his election campaign won’t be about just proving that he’s the most conservative.
“I think millions of Americans recognize the path we’re on, it isn’t working. They’re in fact looking for a change that they want to get back to free-market principles,” Cruz said.
He underscored his moral achievements claiming he has “basic values” which includes working towards not bankrupting the next generation, living within the means, and last but not the least religiously following the Constitution. These are not necessarily the most conservative values, he said.
If Cruz wins the presidential race, he would be facing a host of challenges related to the country’s foreign policy, including upspring of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
According to him, the country requires more “seriousness” to destroy the ISIS group and handle the issue militarily.
President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, also dragged attention of Cruz as he talked about how he would replace the healthcare law, a sentiment which is shared among the GOP the most.