Thursday, September 13, 2012

What Ted Cruz and the American Revolution have in Common

It's often said that bloggers write Ted Cruz puff pieces to generate cheap content when they're working on something longer.  Ok, I made that up.  I did, however, have a quick insight on Ted Cruz this morning.

What do the American Revolution and Ted Cruz' campaign have in common?!?

Both began with two percent.

That's a big deal.

In 2011, no one except active Tea Partiers thought Ted Cruz would win the U.S. Senate nomination.  But, in 1774, no one except those involved thought a ragtag group of merchants and farmers would defeat the mightiest empire the world had ever seen.  In both cases, 2% of the population didn't care what everyone else thought.

Sam Adams once said:
It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless, minority keen to set brushfires in people's minds.
That's just as true today as it was back then.

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