Just like Obama, Ted Cruz admits he’s dabbled in the use of drugs.
And even as Americans begin to be even more accepting of drug use in general, this admission comes as a revelation.
Cruz admitted he “was no choirboy” when he was younger and smoked marijuana.
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According to the Daily Mail:
‘Teenagers are often known for their lack of judgment, and Sen. Cruz was no exception,’ a Cruz spokesperson said.
‘When he was a teenager, he foolishly experimented with marijuana. It was a mistake, and he’s never tried it since.’
The spokesperson wouldn’t elaborate about how many times Cruz had tried the illegal drug, over how long a period the experimentation occurred, and exactly how old he was at the time.
Daily Mail Online asked spokespersons for 10 likely Republican presidential candidates whether their bosses had ever lit up doobies, smoked bongs or otherwise tried weed. Seven of them responded.
Cruz’s reply was the only one that provided a new admission of what tends to become a character issue during major political cycles.
The Houston Chronicle reported in January that Sen. Cruz was ticketed for underage alcohol possession when he was 17, after police found an unopened case of beer in his car.
He listed the offense on an application to become the Texas solicitor general in 2003.
‘Teenagers often make foolish mistakes, and that certainly applied to me as well,’ Cruz told Buzzfeed when the document surfaced.
But most of his early history is that of a brilliant overachiever: debating champion at Princeton, honors graduate from Harvard Law School, co-founder of the Harvard Latino Law Review.
As he nudges into the top tier of GOP presidential hopefuls, opposition researchers will no doubt dig deeper for additional ‘teenager’ moments in his past.
It remains to be seen whether or not this will affect Cruz’s presidential campaign (if he decides to run).
The Texas Senator is certainly one of the most conservative in the nation. Perhaps it’s his experience with illegals drugs that actually caused him to turn his life around and to pursue the course of Christian ethics and ideals.
The tide towards the use of marijuana as a legal drug has stirred great controversy in the U.S. Many Americans are in favor of it being legalized, so it might even help to boost his chances of success…
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