SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Long before the Republican presidential field narrowed down to the last three candidates standing, The Adobo Chonicles reported on a short-lived affair between Senator Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina. Back then, we predicted that if Cruz becomes the GOP presidential nominee, he would appoint Carly Fiorina as his VP running mate.
LOS ANGELES , California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Reality star Caitlyn Jenner has offered to be a “trans ambassador” to U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz . Jenner told gay and lesbian publication The Advocate in an interview posted this week that she admired Cruz despite the social conservative’s stance on transgender issues.
However, Cruz, who is desperate to win the Republican nomination for president in the 2016 elections, said he wants Jenner to be more than just his trans ambassador. He wants her to be his vice presidential running mate.
“I think that Caitlyn is the most high-profile transgender person not only in the U.S. but worldwide,” Cruz said, “and she will be a polarizing figure, bringing the LGBT community and the conservatives together. “She will also help bring out the women’s vote.”
Jenner, a declared Republican, is reportedly seriously considering Cruz’s offer.
Meanwhile, members of the Log Cabin Republicans, the LGBT caucus of the GOP, have said that they will oppose Jenner’s VP candidacy and will campaign to have her defeated. “She does not represent our beliefs and values,” a closeted gay Log Cabin member told The Adobo Chronicles.
DALLAS, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz has found an unusual ally in the Philippines — Senator Grace Poe. Both senators are candidates for president in their respective countries and are facing questions about their citizenship status and their eligibility to run for office.
Poe is facing disqualification cases before the Philippine Supreme Court by virtue of her being a foundling. Her political rivals claim that she is not qualified to run for president because she has not established her being a natural-born citizen.
Cruz, on the other hand, who was born in Canada to a Cuban-Canadian father and American mother is facing the wrath of birther Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republication contest for nomination to be the GOP presidential candidate. Trump has threatened to sue Cruz over his non-citizenship candidacy.
The Adobo Chronicles just learned that Cruz is planning to fly to Manila this weekend to personally meet with Poe. While the Cruz campaign has not disclosed the purpose of the meeting, many are speculating that both candidates will discuss strategies to deal with birther and citizenship issues they face in their respective quest for the presidency.
The Adobo Chronicles will follow Cruz as he crosses the Pacific Ocean to meet with Poe. Stay tuned.