Cruz: Conservatism is ‘on the verge of a rebirth’

Cruz said the Republican slogan in the 2012 campaign should not have been “you build that,” but rather “you can build that.”

“That was one of the best slogans of the last campaign, but I believe you take a different tact, because that was a slogan aimed at the 53 percent,” he said. “It was aimed at business owners. It was aimed at people who had already gotten there. I believe our message should have been at the people in the 47 percent.”

“The message of the left is a message of dependence. … I remain convinced the most significant, long-lasting legacy of Barack Obama is going to be a generation of leaders in the Republican Party,” Cruz said. “I’m convinced we are going to win this argument.”

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