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Hollywood Hall of Famer Richard Dreyfuss Supporting Ted Cruz!?

Written by Onan Coca


An odd thing happened over the weekend as Glenn Beck arrived at a rally in support of Ted Cruz, he ran into Hollywood veteran and star of such wonderful films as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Holland’s Opus and American Graffiti, Richard Dreyfuss! Dreyfuss is a recovering liberal who left the Democrat Party less than a decade ago and has since been on an enlightening odyssey to the Right (both conservative and correct) side of American politics. Beck had never met the Hollywood superstar, but he was introduced by Fox News pollster, Frank Luntz, and an interesting conversation ensued where the three men discussed George Washington and Ted Cruz.

Here is video from some of their interaction (it’s difficult to hear the entire conversation because of the background noise):

Cruz rally

Posted by Glenn Beck on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Later, during his speech, Beck told the crowd a little about what the men talked about.

“I said, ‘Mr. Dreyfuss, nice to meet you. Why are you here?’ and he said ‘I heard there was a good movie,’” Beck recounted, adding that the pair proceeded to have “the most amazing conversation.” Beck then explained that he had brought along a compass once owned by George Washington as well as Washington’s copy of Don Quixote, the two artifacts seemed to fascinate Dreyfuss, who admired the compass as the on looking Luntz added that he was trying to figure out how he could escape with the compass!

It seems that Senator Cruz’s upstart campaign has managed to unite conservatives of all stripes in our effort to reclaim America’s true greatness of Constitution-centered liberty and responsibility.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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