[Ed. – Because, come on. What’s a Monday without a goat-snubbing accusation? Oh, and he failed to explain a metaphor to a 3-year-old. Bad Cruz. Bad!]
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was delivering his normal rhetoric during a New Hampshire speech on Sunday, hitting the current administration on the economy, Obamacare and national security.
“And the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind — the whole world is on fire,” the senator from Texas declared.
But he was stopped by a 3-year-old girl sitting in the front row.
“The world is on fire?” she yelled out. …
“The world is on fire — yes! Your world is on fire,” [Cruz] exclaimed, seizing the moment as the crowd burst out into laughter. “But you know what? Your mommy’s here and everyone’s here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better.”
The scene — while cute — captured Cruz’s determination to remain unwavering in his views and language, never backtracking. There was no “just kidding” or “that was only a metaphor” to assuage the little girl. …
One man, Bill Higgins, stood outside in the snow for four hours hoping Cruz would meet his goat named Izak, an apparent fixture on the campaign trail which was wearing a hat that said “I voted” and who happened to bite Jon Huntsman in 2011.
Cruz waved hello at Higgins as the senator exited the building Sunday afternoon but didn’t stop to greet the goat.