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Friday, February 12, 2016

Ted pulling that ad was PC

UPDATE: Pardon my update, but I have further thoughts about Ted Cruz pulling an ad because an actress -- one of his supporters -- had appeared topless in a dozen movies. The press calls it soft porn.

This shows the difference between Trump and Cruz: I don't think Trump would do this. He has his feuds but I do not think you build your father's string of tenements into a multi-billion-dollar empire employing 34,000 people by throwing people under the bus. His employees seem to be loyal to him and vice versa.

Tossing people under the bus can get you elected; just ask Obama.

But one problem for Cruz is the trust issue. This does not help.

Understandably, she is upset. She genuinely believed in the guy. Here films were R-rated stuff. The Washington Examiner has a story on her here,

If Cruz is wondering why Trump -- a liberal -- is pulling more conservative voters, it is because Trump doesn't kowtow to political correctness. H isn't afraid if the late-night comics make fun of him. Cruz apparently does.

ORIGINAL POST: Ted Cruz pulled an ad featuring a former soft-porn actress, Amy Lindsay, whose most recent work was "MILF" in 2010. She also appeared in an episode of "Star Trek: Voyager."

From the London Daily Mail:
The Texas senator's ad, titled 'Conservatives Anonymous', accused Florida Sen. Marco Rubio of duping tea party voters who carried him into office in 2010.
It features a woman cautioning Marco's supporters to 'vote for more than just a pretty face next time'. The ad came down within hours after The Daily Caller identified the woman as Amy Lindsay, whose IMDb filmography lists acting 74 credits dating back to 1994, including 'Milf', 'Sex Sent Me To The ER' and 'Carnal Wishes'. 
A spokeswoman for Cruz insisted that the campaign would never knowingly hire an adult film actress.
Cruz's press secretary Catherine Frazier said: 'The actress responded to an open casting call. She passed her audition and got the job. 
'Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the casting company. Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad. 
'The campaign is taking the ad down and will replace it with a different commercial.'
Unfortunately for Cruz, the 30-second video was mirrored by other YouTube users 
So he dumped her. Under the bus goes she and the ad.

I do not see how this revelation would have hurt him. Christians are supposed to hate sin and love the sinner. We struggle with that, of course. But that is what we are supposed to do. He could have been magnanimous. Instead, he went small.


  1. Thank you. The perfect response to this from Cruz would have been "So what?"
    And then Republicans wonder why they are losing the social battles.

  2. Porn stars pay taxes and have economic and political concerns, too. Cruz offended me more with his close-mindedness on this than with Ms. Lindsay's presence in a campaign commercial.

    Poor form, Mr. Cruz.

  3. In other words, Ted Cruz is sorry if anyone was offended by his ad. Here's a thought, Ted: someone is going to be offended no matter what ad you run, so stop worrying about the sensitive snowflakes and concentrate on getting your message out. Act more like Donald Trump. Man up. And if you don't own a pair, rent 'em.

  4. OTOH, the ad has been pulled from TV and now exists only on the internet. And it's getting talked about by the talking heads on cable "news" outlets. Possible viral marketing campaign?

  5. Cruz is getting more free publicity from this now because he pulled the ad, and so, by the way, is she. And we get something to comment on. Not to worry. There is enough for eeevrybody!

  6. Or maybe Cruz thinks it's more important to take down Trump right now than Rubio.

  7. It's regrettable, I suppose, that Cruz, unlike Trump, has standards he chooses to live and campaign by.

  8. I agree, Don. Cruz could have not only refused to pull the ad he could have made some hay with it.

    What I wonder is, did his campaign ask him before pulling it?

  9. My reaction is much the same as Surbers, but Ted Cruz has a moral code and so do many of his supporters. Someone in the Cruz camp let the candidate down when vetting the actors.

    So Cruz judged that he had no choice in the matter as illustrated by the press research of the actors involved.

    Was she really a Cruz supporter? Then why did she apply for a paid position?