The release date for a new book from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America,” has been set for June 30, 2015. Cruz, who is widely assumed to be preparing for a 2016 presidential run, received a reported seven-figure deal for the book from HarperCollins Publishers, according to a report by the Associated Press.
In an interview with the AP, Cruz said that one of his goals for the book is to fight what he views as unfair “caricatures” of the right as “stupid,” “evil,” or “crazy.” Said Cruz, “The image created in the mainstream media does not comply with the facts.”
As might be expected from the Senator who has made headlines for opposing his fellow Republicans as much as he has President Obama and the Senate Democrats, Cruz devotes significant space in the book to vignettes about people who “had the courage” to speak out even though it put them at risk, such as Anwar Sadat and Elie Wiesel. Cruz compared these vignettes to “an aspect of what [President John F.] Kennedy did” in his book “Profiles in Courage,” which featured stories about Senators who, like Cruz, took stands that were unpopular in their own party because they felt it was the right thing to do.
This idea of standing up for what one believes is right, regardless of popularity or party, has been featured in many of Cruz’s speeches recently, including his recent remarks at CPAC. As Breitbart Texas reported, Cruz told the CPAC audience that conservatives who are looking for a presidential candidate should be asking them not only what they did to stand up against the Democrats, but “when have you been willing to stand against Republicans?”
Cruz told the AP these themes that would be part of his potential presidential campaign were “certainly reflected in this book,” adding that he was reaching out to the many Americans who “are frustrated with career politicians in both parties who are not listening to them.”
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