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Sat Aug 15, 2015, 10:54 PM

Politico: (headline translated) "Ted Cruz: professional nutjob / Jebush: not much wingnut love"

Four Republican presidential hopefuls gathered Saturday at a picturesque Northern Nevada ranch and pounded anti-establishment themes, but it was Ted Cruz who gave the most convincing performance at the first annual Basque Fry....“All of us are familiar with campaign conservatives. Candidates who talk a good game on the campaign trail and yet don’t walk the walk,” he said, as a few in the crowd shouted back, “McConnell.” “I’ve heard of him,” Cruz responded, a winking reference to the GOP Senate majority leader whom Cruz recently referred to as a liar...“Before the debate, I was leaning toward Scott Walker,” said Phil Perine, founder of the grassroots group Siena Conservatives and president of the Nevada Republican Men’s Club. “But [Cruz’s] performance put me in his camp.”


But few of those interviewed seemed to embrace former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “I’m concerned he’s not conservative enough,” said Paul Corley, who owns the ranch that hosted the event. “In fact, a little more than concerned.”

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