Ever since his rise from political obscurity in Texas, observers have used words for Ted Cruz like “smart” and “shrewd.”
Watching him on the campaign trail, I’m thinking, “Not so much.”
Here’s how smart Ted Cruz is. His “New York values” snideness in the pre-Iowa debate, which helped him win a whole eight delegates there, won him exactly zero delegates in New York. Indeed, in one precinct he got fewer votes than Ben Carson, now in a witness protection program somewhere.
We hear such words as “shrewd” and “smart” for how Donald Trump has handled all that daddy money of his. Watching him on the campaign trail, I’m thinking, “Not so much.”
Someone who is going to spend a whole bunch of that money on becoming president would do a better job of building bridges, instead of walling off people, races, classes -- you know, people he would be elected to serve in that very unlikely event that he were chosen.