When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential campaign last week at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., he introduced himself to voters in a very personal way. He talked about being born in Canada to an enterprising Cuban father and a career-driven American mother. When he was small, he said, they had a troubled marriage and lived a “fast life” until his father embraced Jesus Christ.To be sure, Cruz’s family story is poignant. But his description is incomplete and downplays the complexities of a modern American family.
When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential campaign last week at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., he introduced himself to voters in a very personal way. He talked about being born in Canada to an enterprising Cuban father and a career-driven American mother. When he was small, he said, they had a troubled marriage and lived a “fast life” until his father embraced Jesus Christ.To be sure, Cruz’s family story is poignant. But his description is incomplete and downplays the complexities of a modern American family. MCCLAIN THE WASHINGTON POST
When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential campaign last week at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., he introduced himself to voters in a very personal way. He talked about being born in Canada to an enterprising Cuban father and a career-driven American mother. When he was small, he said, they had a troubled marriage and lived a “fast life” until his father embraced Jesus Christ.To be sure, Cruz’s family story is poignant. But his description is incomplete and downplays the complexities of a modern American family. MCCLAIN THE WASHINGTON POST

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April 02, 2015 12:43 PM

Ted Cruz’s family story: Poignant but incomplete

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