Ted Cruz: White, Cuban, Italian and Irish…Hispanic

Ted CruzSince everybody has decided that the Hispanics are our future, it`s worth catching up on the Spanish surnamed crowd.

Texas just elected Republican Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate by a healthy margin. Ted`s father came from Cuba in 1957 and went into the oil business. His mother, a Rice grad is Irish and Italian. One possible impediment to his Presidential hopes is that he was born in the Calgary oil patch, but his parents returned to Houston when he was 4. 

Ted has the usual academic superstar track record: He graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law, then clerked for Chief Justice Rehnquist. His wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, works for Goldman Sachs. 

As you may have noticed, he looks rather like a younger Pat Buchanan.