HUANG: So … what motivated you to run against John McCain?
WARD: Well, lots of things. You know, I think that thirty years in
Washington is way too long for anybody. I’m a supporter of term limits
and, I have pledged myself that I wouldn’t stay more than two terms.
Twelve years is a long time in Washington, DC. It’s a enough time to get
some things accomplished, get some things started and then be ready to
pass the torch on to the next generation of people who are studying and
learning right now, who will have the abilities and the stamina and the
energy necessary to continue our path, you know, our country on the
I am a proponent of small government and low taxes and low
regulations, much less regulations, a strong military, personal
responsibility and the Constitution. And what I’ve seen from John
McCain, especially over the last several years is that he’s a
big-government, big-spending Republican who doesn’t listen to his
constituents, who has lost … the ability to remember who he works
At CPAC, Ted Cruz held a rousing speech (that might be your No Pasarán correspondant whooping at, among — many — other times, 39:33 and 39:45) before being joined by Sean Hannity for a question-and-answer session.
About a minute after the Texas senator says (at 31:27) "I'll actually say a sentence that I suspect has never before been said at CPAC", your correspondent can be seen (in a tieless white shirt) in the third row towards the left of the screen (as well as at 3:03, 3:50, and 40:25).
Immediately afterwards, when Cruz answers the Fox News reporter's question about the dire economic conditions facing the American people — "stagnation … misery … drowning in student loans with no hope of a good job" — your correspondent is the one adding Jimmy Carter's "malaise" to the list, immediately repeated by Ted Cruz (and earning a thumbs up from Sean Hannity) who proceeds to bring up the "accomplishments" of America's 39th president.
In June 2004, a No Pasarán blogger happened to be in Washington when Ronald Reagan passed away. A few days later, Joe N. headed down to the mall, joining the crowds for the funerary ceremony. The crowds were silent. Then Nancy Reagan
came walking by.
Joe remembers seeing a young man in a baseball cap who let out a shout.
Remember! We love you!
The former Nancy Davis stopped, turned her head, and raised her hand to her chest. She placed her hand over her heart. Then, she turned back and walked on…