Uncommon Sense

February 22, 2013

Ideal GOP Presidential Candidate for 2016

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:06 pm
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Clearly the absolutely best GOP candidate for President in 2016 is Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

To explain this a little history is needed.

In 2008, when President Obama was elected to his first term, the percent of Americans willing to call themselves Republicans sank to historic lows, almost down to 20%. At that point the majority of the remains of the GOP was their hard core base, the uber-conservatives that for years (and years, and years) had been told that they needed to vote for moderate Republicans to win elections and that they “would be taken care of.”

With a little lubrication, aka money, supplied by billionaires the Tea Party was born and the tail began to wag the dog. The right-wing of the GOP bird began to take control. In 2010 they were asendant, but in 2012, they were forced to accept another “moderate” Republican, Mitt Romney, and they lost again.

The Tea Party/Republican Base has been promised a “real conservative candidate” for decades and haven’t had one since Barry Goldwater in 1964. Their time has come. They should have their candidate.

Ted Cruz would be perfect, but if not Senator Cruz, then someone to the right of him, maybe Rand Paul. Republican uber-conservatives deserve their day in the sunshine and deserve their candidate.

Please. (Pleeeaase!)


  1. I’d love to see Cruz as GOP candidate, but he has a small problem: he was born in Canada. But I’m sure Tea Party would gladly make an exception for him.


    Comment by List of X — February 22, 2013 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

    • The GOP isn’t so much into details or facts. They will probably overlook it.


      Comment by stephenpruis — February 22, 2013 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

      • If GOP didn’t care that John McCain was born in Panama, they would be happy to overlook Cruz’s place of birth.


        Comment by List of X — February 23, 2013 @ 12:19 am | Reply

  2. Agree completely. The best offense here is to let them play in the full spotlight.


    Comment by john zande — February 23, 2013 @ 7:48 am | Reply

    • Absolutely. The very best would be Biden (an ordinary but likeable pol) against Cruz and Cruz gets crushed by … by … that guy! Maybe then they will realize this is not a conservative country.


      Comment by stephenpruis — February 23, 2013 @ 8:15 am | Reply

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