Why I'm Endorsing Ted Cruz for President

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, October 31, 2015.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, October 31, 2015. | (Photo: Reuters/Brian C. Frank)

To explain more fully, on June 22, 2012, I published an article titled, "Mitt Romney Is Not the Answer," explaining that if I did vote for Romney, "I would do so with extremely limited hopes, and my very act of voting in November would be a reminder to me that I cannot expect the radical changes America needs to come from the White House."

Almost two years later, in March 2014, I wrote the article, "My Problem with the Republican Party," saying that "rather than voting for candidates who gravitate toward the center in order to gain the maximum number of votes, thereby diluting the right-of-center values we are urging them to uphold, we who hold to these values need to make clear that we won't be fooled again, that we stand for principles first and party second (or third, or whatever), that empty promises won't cut it this time around, and that we refuse to be pawns in support of someone's political aspirations."

I added, "Of course, we've been down this road quite a few times in recent years, but perhaps this time (thanks to President Obama?) we've reached the point of 'Enough is enough.'"

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Well, after voting with reluctance for John McCain in 2008 and even more reluctance for Mitt Romney in 2012, I determined that I would not do the same thing in 2016, and if the Republicans did not put forth a candidate who really stood for my values, one who would also take on the party's establishment when needed, I would have to sit out the presidential vote or else register some kind of protest vote.

In these last two elections, as much as I wanted to have the privilege of helping to elect our nation's first black president, I could not vote for Obama, knowing that if he held true to his ways, he would be the most radical pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality candidate in our history, not to mention a weak friend of Israel.

And in the 2016 election, given the radical stances of the leading Democratic candidates, there is no possible way I could vote for any of them.

So, the alternatives are a breakaway, third party, which would doom our chances for change for some time now, barring divine intervention, or a Republican candidate who will face down the establishment, beginning with his own party.

That's exactly what Sen. Cruz did in his home state of Texas, and that's exactly what he's done in Washington, even referring to "the Washington cartel." And if there's one thing we know that holds true across the board in our nation it is this: Americans on all sides of the political debate are fed up with Washington, and that is something that Cruz playd into, as he will certainly need to build solid alliances throughout the land.

That being said, I'm praying for God's choice for president, I'm not opposing other godly candidates, I'm not here to become the apologist for Ted Cruz, and as a radio host and writer, I'll do my best to report fairly on the elections as they unfold.

But I will be standing with Sen. Cruz with faith and confidence, believing that, if he indeed is God's choice, he will not only make it to the White House but also be an agent of positive change for our nation.

And I appreciate Sen. Cruz's kind endorsement of me in his press release, which was also tweeted out and posted on Facebook: "Dr. Michael Brown inspires people to seek out the truth about God and faith, and I deeply appreciate his support!"

It's my honor and joy, and the coming months could be quite an adventure.


(If you live anywhere near Greenville, South Carolina, I'm scheduled to appear with Senator Cruz, the Benham Brothers, and others in an important religious liberties rally on Nov. 14. Please join us there!)

Michael Brown is the host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire and is the president of FIRE School of Ministry. His newest book (September, 2015) is Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide. Connect with him on Facebook at AskDrBrown or on Twitter at drmichaellbrown.

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