Now that the GOP race has moved out of the left-wing northeast, where Donald Trump shined, Ted Cruz is back in motion, getting bold when speaking to crowds in South Carolina.

Like fellow conservative Marco Rubio, who's also showing gains in the state, Ted Cruz is making it clear that if he were President, America would have a stronger military ready to keep our country safe.


[caption id="attachment_270915" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to supporters on the Statehouse steps in Concord, N.H., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, after filing papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to supporters on the Statehouse steps in Concord, N.H., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, after filing papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)[/caption]

Cruz is taking aim right at the classic Democrat policies that turn the military into a lab for social justice warriors:

That's why the last thing any commander should need to worry about is the grades he is getting from some plush-bottomed Pentagon bureaucrat for political correctness or social experiments -- or providing gluten-free MREs

Who are South Carolina veterans going to support? A tested conservative who understands the role of the military, or a New Yorker who rattles off Code Pink talking points when he's not turning pink in a tanning booth?

South Carolina values, not New York values.