May
05
2013

James Carville respects Ted Cruz in public.

James Carville had some nice things to say about Ted Cruz:

“I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years,” Carville asserted emphatically, as the panel discussed Cruz’s reported presidential aspirations. “I further think that he is going to run for president, and he is going to create something.”

That’s not to say Cruz would win, Carville noted, but “this guy has no fear. He just keeps plowing ahead. He is going to be something to watch.”

The ‘no fear’ thing here rings true to me.  I’ve met Ted Cruz on a couple of occasions, and I’ll say this about him: seldom have I met a man in Washington who visibly gives less of a sh*t about what Official Washington thinks of him than the Senator does.  He’s not really in DC to be liked.  I’m not entirely certain that Senator Cruz likes to be in DC at all.

If I had to guess, it’d be that he’s an excellent bet to be on the VP short list in 2016.  Only this time, not as a sop to conservatives.  The base is tired of sops to conservatives.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m not thinking President because I think that enough of us are tired of non-governor candidates at this point. Which also sucks for Marco Rubio, but I want him to go be Governor of Florida for a while first anyway.

6 Comments

  • qixlqatl says:

    Now we just need 65 more Republican Senators ver much like him…..

    • acat says:

      I’ll settle for 25 and a frightened herd of RINOs.
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      Mew
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      (mostly because Mark Kirk (R-IL) is, sadly, about the best the Land of Lincoln can do…)

      • qixlqatl says:

        Well, maybe ‘need’ was too strong a word– but wouldn’t it be nice to have a bunch more like him? I wonder how long before the republican establishment eviscerates him? Probably the presidential primary if he ever runs….

  • acat says:

    I very much want Rubio to be governor of Florida first.
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    Mostly because he’s done a piss-poor job of explaining where he stands on immigration, and running a State with a couple huge illegal *and* legal immigrant populations ought to help .. focus his mind.
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    Mew

    • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

      I kind of want Jindal to be President. A) Because he’s the best guy out there for the job and B) The country kind of needs some competence in the White House at this point

    • DemosthenesVW says:

      acat and I are on the same side on this one. I know we’ve gone round about this issue before…on this blog, no less. But when you’re right, you’re right. Rubio, in talking “tough” while carrying a little stick, has managed to irritate both sides of this debate.

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