The Ted Cruz campaign on Thursday announced it had raised $1.1 million in the 22 hours after the CNBC Republican presidential debate.
The average donation was $54, the Cruz campaign said.
Speaking to the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” the Texas senator said “this level of support shows just exactly how energized and excited people are by our campaign.”
“Whether it’s on the stage or on the stump, we are telling the truth to the American people about how broken and unaccountable Washington is, and how it’s going to take consistent conservative leadership to get America back on track,” Cruz said. “We are seeing conservatives begin to coalesce around my campaign.”
“It’s Tea Party groups, libertarians, evangelicals, social conservatives, and millions more who have been disappointed by the career politicians and lobbyists of the Washington Cartel,” he added. “People want to unite behind someone who will take on Washington and I believe that’s why we’re seeing such tremendous support.”
Most political pundits said that Cruz performed well during the Wednesday debate. He earned the largest applause from the crowd when he blasted the moderators for their conduct and came in first in TheBlaze’s online poll.
You know, Congress could have just tried to address opening up competition across state lines for health care insurance, and maybe some tax credits for poorer Americans to go buy the coverage they wanted. They could have left those already insured alone, but no, Congress, as usual, had to try to reinvent the wheel, with predictable results
It’s a batting average that won’t land the federal marketplace for Obamacare into the Healthcare Hall of Fame.
As few as 1 in 100 applications on the federal exchange contains enough information to enroll the applicant in a plan, several insurance industry sources told CNBC on Friday. Some of the problems involve how the exchange’s software collects and verifies an applicant’s data.
“It is extraordinary that these systems weren’t ready,” said Sumit Nijhawan, CEO of Infogix, which handles data integrity issues for major insurers including WellPoint and Cigna, as well as multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates.
Experts said that if Healthcare.gov’s success rate doesn’t improve within the next month or so, federal officials could face a situation in January in which relatively large numbers of people believe they have coverage starting that month, but whose enrollment applications are have not been processed.
“It could be public relations nightmare,” said Nijhawan. Insurers have told his company that just “1 in 100″ enrollment applicants being sent from the federal marketplace have provided sufficient, verified information.
And you too can figure out the sad truth about the Left and our soaring gas prices. King Shamus explains
David Harsanyi calls it like it is.
The left’s “energy” initiatives of the past decade — the entire purpose of energy policy, in fact — have been aimed at artificially driving fossil fuel prices up to incentivize the bitter clingers to embrace the government’s Utopian energy schemes. No secret has been made of it. In 2008, candidate Barack Obama was asked by CNBC’s John Harwood, “So could the (high) oil prices help us?” Obama: “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.” Sudden spikes are bad (politically speaking), but gradual price spikes? Helpful. That same year, current U.S. “Energy” Secretary (then just a zany professor) Steven Chu clarified that “somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
Translation: This administration wants to screw us. Better still, they don’t just want to punish Americans for the nerve of having cars and plastic things and man-made heating sources in our homes and stuff. No, they want to do all that while lying to folks that these draconian wallet-killing job-shedding measures will help the pwecious widdle delicate environment.
Exactly right! And, of course they also wish to use those prices to blame “BIG OIL”, furthering their Marx-inspired class warfare rhetoric as well. Prices are high, something the Left not only wants, but causes, and they blame greedy capitalists! See how really easy political analysis is? This is why so many on the main stream media loathe bloggers. Bloggers expose the truith! We do not really need all those talking heads on TV, and all those established columnists either. We can , and DO, break down politics as well, and often better than they do!