And it goes a little something like this...
If you’re gonna run in Texas, you can’t be a liberal, man ‘Cause liberal thought is not the spirit of a Lone Star man
You gotta be tough as Texas and honest about your plans if you’re gonna run in Texas you cant be a liberal man
I remember reading stories, liberal Robert wanted to fit in So he changed his name to Beto and hid it with a grin.
Beto wants those open borders and he wants to take our guns Not a chance on Earth he’ll get a vote from millions of Texans If you’re gonna run in Texas, you can’t be a liberal, manBy bringing up O'Rourke's nickname of Beto, Cruz is suggesting that the Irish-American Democrat adopted a Latino nickname for Robert to help himself politically. Cruz, whose father is Cuban, then quickly faced questions why he goes by "Ted" and not his given name of Rafael. O'Rourke responded with a childhood picture of him wearing a shirt emblazoned with "Beto."
Still, Cruz's song is correct insofar as left-leaning Texan candidates have not fared well in recent years. But Cruz's aggressive opening suggests he is not fully confident that the current Texas electorate, which is becoming increasingly Latino, is as conservative as it used to be.