TedCruz.com shows unexpected pro-Obama message

TedCruz.Com Shows Unexpected Message

Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign is only days old, but it already serves as the source of a cautionary tale.

The moral of that story is to make sure you secure the dot com bearing your name prior to embarking upon a significant and highly publicized endeavor.

Cruz did not, and now those flocking to the website tedcruz.com are greeted with a message unlikely to ever be approved by the candidate.

It reads, "Support President Obama. Immigration Reform Now!"

According to The Hill, the domain name was claimed back in 2004 by an Arizona real estate firm, Ted Cruz and Associates.

For much of its existence it was used as a professional site, but that changed last spring with new ownership.

In 2012, the business information was removed and replaced with the words, 'Coming Soon, Presidential Candidate, I Luv Christie!!!!!'

Clearly, the person behind it more recently opted to again switch up the message.

Though that address has long been in the possession of its owner, there are a number of newly acquired ones taking aim at the Republican candidate.

Among them is TedCruzForAmerica.com, which automatically redirects to the ObamaCare website, Healthcare.gov.

It was purchased on the same day that the Texas senator announced his sights were set on the White House.

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TedCruz.com shows unexpected pro-Obama message

Rand Paul

Unfavorable Opinion: 15%

Familiarity: 64%

Favorable Opinion: 49%

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Marco Rubio

Unfavorable Opinion: 8%

Familiarity: 55%

Favorable Opinion: 47%

Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Ted Cruz

Unfavorable Opinion: 13%

Familiarity: 57%

Favorable Opinion: 44%

Photo Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

Chris Christie

Unfavorable Opinion: 31%

Familiarity: 71%

Favorable Opinion: 40%

Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Rick Santorum

Unfavorable Opinion: 21%

Familiarity: 56%

Favorable Opinion: 35%

Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Jeb Bush

Unfavorable Opinion: 20%

Familiarity: 76%

Favorable Opinion: 56%

Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Rick Perry

Unfavorable Opinion: 18%

Familiarity: 66%

Favorable Opinion: 48%

Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Mike Huckabee

Unfavorable Opinion: 16%

Familiarity: 72%

Favorable Opinion: 56%

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waves while taking the stage during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bobby Jindal

Unfavorable Opinion: 7%

Familiarity: 40%

Favorable Opinion: 33%

Photo Credit: Tom Williams/Getty Images

Scott Walker

Unfavorable Opinion: 5%

Familiarity: 46%

Favorable Opinion: 41%

Photo Credit: Bill Clark/Getty Images

Ben Carson

Unfavorable Opinion: 3%

Familiarity: 39%

Favorable Opinion: 36%

Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images


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