Ted Cruz Reminisces About the Condoms of His College Years

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"If I win, there'll be a condom machine in every bathroom!"

Monday night in Iowa, Ted Cruz argued that there is no Republican “war on women” because when he was at Princeton in the early ‘90s there was a condom machine in his bathroom.

The GOP presidential hopeful explained that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton knows she can’t win a general election running on the Obama economy or her stance on “partial birth abortions,” so instead she spreads the nasty lie that conservatives don’t love condoms.

Now listen, I have been a conservative my entire life. I have never met anybody, any conservative who wants to ban contraceptives,” Cruz said. “Jiminy Cricket! Last I checked we don’t have a rubber shortage in America. When I was in college we had a machine in the bathroom, you put .50 cents in and voilà!”

Pro-choice voters might argue that the “war on women” is more about the way Republican state lawmakers have drastically reduced access to abortion than it is about whether or not a young Ted Cruz took advantage of his dormitory’s rubbers. But on Monday night, the Texas senator kept the focus of the debate over women’s rights where it should be — on the sexual habits of a middle-aged man.

Lest Iowans think his admiration for condoms was merely an adolescent phase, Cruz made clear that he is a proud user to this very day, CNN reports. “As I noted, Heidi and I, we have two little girls,” he said. “I’m very glad we don’t have 17.”


Ted Cruz Assures Iowans That He Loves Condoms