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Ann-If you are going to keep misrepresenting what I posted, then I'll keep posting the full text. If Cruz wants to only be a Senator, then he should stay put. But if he has Presidential aspirations, he should have run for Governor of Texas to get executive experiences and have opportunities to demonstrate how he can work with others to get results. I think Obama is a prime example why Senators do not make great Presidents. In the Senate, you do NOT have to worry about working with others to get results...you can simply state your position, cast a vote, and appeal to your base to try to get re-elected again. With Perry exiting as Governor, this would have been a prime opportunity for Cruz to step in as Governor and show what he is capable of.
C'mon Ann-If you are going to post my comments, post the whole thing. I pointed out that I despise Obama, and that I find Scott Walker a much better candidate than Cruz because he's had executive experience and a record of results. Cruz does a lot of talking but has not accomplished much. Here is more of what I wrote that Ann failed to call out. If Cruz wants to only be a Senator, then he should stay put. But if he has Presidential aspirations, he should have run for Governor of Texas to get executive experiences and have opportunities to demonstrate how he can work with others to get results. I think Obama is a prime example why Senators do not make great Presidents. In the Senate, you do NOT have to worry about working with others to get results...you can simply state your position, cast a vote, and appeal to your base to try to get re-elected again. With Perry exiting as Governor, this would have been a prime opportunity for Cruz to step in as Governor and show what he is capable of.
You are spot on Jingo. The 2012 was a wake up call for me personally that 2008 was not a fluke election, and demographics have changed toward Democrats. Latinos are growing while the white vote is declining. Younger voters are supportive of Gay marriage as well. These two issues alone are preventing many voters from even considering the GOP on a host of other issues that they would likely agree with.
If Cruz wants to only be a Senator, then he should stay put. But if he has Presidential aspirations, he should have run for Governor of Texas to get executive experiences and have opportunites to demonstrate how he can work with others to get results. I think Obama is a prime example why Senators do not make great Presidents. In the Senate, you do NOT have to worry about working with others to get results...you can simply state your position, cast a vote, and appeal to your base to try to get re-elected again. With Perry exiting as Governor, this would have been a prime opportunity for Cruz to step in as Governor and show what he is capable of.
Hey Ann-Give me a break. Obama is pathetic...I just think Cruz is the Right's version of Obama. Look at my post from yesterday...I think highly of Scott Walker, and believe he has a great record to run on. Cruz does not. So before you start making judgments, you may want to recognize who you are talking to.
Cruz does a lot of talking, but what has he done of significance since becoming a Senator?
Romney did a great job of helping the GOP win the mid-terms in 2010, and is doing the same here in 2014. Let's not worry about what happens in 2016 and just be glad that the most visible leader of the GOP is trying to help all candidates running (moderates and conservatives) win this fall. That is all that matters at this point....reclaiming the Senate and having more options to counter Obama's failures.
Yes, good point GW. I like Walker, but he, like Romney and other candidates, have flaws and are not ideologically pure on every issue.
I'm glad to see Townhall covering this race. A poll out Friday had Walker down by 4, and given he's under 50%, that is not good news for the Incumbent. You all are right that, unlike Ted Cruz who no record of accomplishment to speak of, Walker has a very solid record to run on.
I don't always think its an establishment/non-establishment thing. Its the candidate himself or herself. We could have gotten rid of Harry Reid several years back with Tea Party candidate Sharron Reid. She was just a bad candidate....it doesn't mean that all Tea Party Candidates are bad, nor does it mean that all mainstream Republican candidates are. But I don't know the NC race as well and hope Tillis can somehow step up his game.
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