Cruz appearance draws people from near and far PDF Print E-mail

Those who came to see the man who has a one in four shot of being elected as president had mixed reviews.

Not all who attended thinks he will be able to beat Trump in next Tuesday’s primary, but most were optimist.

Tim Stemmle of Goshen Kentucky made the trip across the bridge.

He said he was pulling for Cruz.

“It was a lot of what I expected to hear,” he said. “I had hoped he would come to Kentucky, but I figured this was as close as he’d come.”

Randy and Wendy Fryar and their two children made the trip from Louisville.

“We heard about it this morning on the radio and we came straight on out,” Randy said. “Cruz is excellent. He is the best candidate this country has seen in 30 years.”

Jerry Hartman of Scottsburg said his candidate originally was Rand Paul, but said Cruz is his choice now.

“I looked at all 17 candidates and I liked Paul a lot, but I think Cruz with what he said and his voting record is the best candidate left,” Hartman said. “Ted is conservative enough, but doesn’t seem ultra conservative and I think some on the left would vote for him.”

Cherie Merz of Starlight was excited to have Ted Cruz in her own back yard.

“It was nice to see a candidate come to Southern Indiana, right here in Starlight -- our small little community,” he said. “This is exciting and wish some of the other candidates would come to the area.”

While Merz said she enjoyed the speech, she wasn’t winning to make a prediction on who will win next week’s primary.

“I don’t know, I really don’t know,” she said.

That question will be answered in less than a week as Cruz and Trump square off in the Hoosier Primary May 3.

--George Browning

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 05:23