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Is Ted Cruz Running As 'Jesus?'

Ted Cruz is calling up images from the Bible to energize his supporters.
Is Ted Cruz Running As 'Jesus?'

Many Republicans once thought of George W. Bush as the son of God and now Senator Ted Cruz is running for the same title. In a Breitbart article, the Texas Senator told supporters that he wants to awaken the body of Christ to win the White House.

“If we awaken and energize the body of Christ– if Christians and people of faith come out and vote our values– we will win and we will turn the country around,” Cruz told volunteers on a conference call Tuesday.

Cruz also said that he is organizing a coalition of pastors in early states including Iowa and South Carolina. “We’re working to have a lead pastor in each of the 99 counties in Iowa, 99 pastors are organizing other pastors,” Cruz said.

“We’re doing the same thing in South Carolina, organizing pastors in 46 counties to motivate and organize other pastors.” Cruz warned that, as the election nears, the attacks on his campaign will become more vicious. “I want to tell everyone to get ready, strap on the full armor of God, get ready for the attacks that are coming,” he warned. “Come the month of January we ain’t seen nothing yet.”

As Ben Carson's support continues to fall, Cruz has been picking up his Evangelical voters and they are Ted's strongest block so it's not surprising that he's using a coalition of pastors for his ground game. Conjuring up images of the "armor of God," is a way to get them revved up against the Liberal media.

I'm wondering when they well demand to see him walk on water?

He knows his followers well.

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