Ted Cruz took the stage at CPAC and electrified the room packed with people wall-to-wall.
He immediately brought up Donald Trump bailing on his scheduled slot at the event, and part of the audience started chanting “Trump” but were drowned out by “Ted, Ted, Ted!”
Cruz brought up how many young people are attending CPAC and made sure none of them got a degree at Trump University. Laughter swept over the room.
Donald Trump has recently talked about being neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians. Cruz addressed this and got his first standing ovation when he said, “I will stand unapologetically with Israel.” The crowd went wild.
Sean Hannity met Cruz on the stage after he finished his speech with the room standing on their feet, and dove right into some questions about the other candidates. Hannity listed everyone who has dropped out of the race, with the crowd cheering the loudest when Fiorina and Carson were named, and asked Cruz if he would have them all in his cabinet. Cruz answered, “absolutely” to every single one of them.
He also asked how Cruz responds to the Left accusing the Right of being “racist, sexist, bigots” and Cruz said, “there’s a psychological term called ‘projection.'”
Needless to say, Ted Cruz brought down the house and was very well received by the CPAC attendees.