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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Featured, Guest Contributor, Politics | 8 comments

Report: Sen. Ted Cruz Considering Possible 2016 Presidential Run


The usual assortment of Republican presidential wingnuts are lining up to toss their hats in the ring for 2016. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is said to be “considering a presidential run, according to his friends,” the National Review reports. I guess someone has  a really big ego. Can you say “Oh Canada!” Of course, that won’t be a problem with the Tea Party since he’s no Barack Obama. His father was a Cuban immigrant to the United States during the Cuban Revolution.

“Cruz won’t talk about it publicly, and even privately he’s cagey about revealing too much of his thought process or intentions. But his interest is undeniable.”

One GOP insider said, “If you don’t think this is real, then you’re not paying attention. Cruz already has grassroots on his side, and in this climate, that’s all he may need.”

Um, I can see a Ted Cruz/Rand Paul ticket or a Rick Santorum/Michele Bachmann ticket. That will mean only one thing, it’s Hillary Clinton’s race to lose, if she decides to run. Dear God, please let Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, Mr. 9-9-9 Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Mr. Ooops Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum vie for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. It will be hilarious to watch the wheels come of the GOP clown car.

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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  • dduck

    Then I will have to vote for Colbert.

  • zephyr

    It will be hilarious to watch the wheels come of the GOP clown car.

    Hilarious I suppose, but also disturbing – just as the voters lining up to pay homage to them are disturbing.

  • The_Ohioan

    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is trying to get a handle on the clown car before it crashes, again. His organization has issued a report:

    The report recommends that no more than 10 to 12 primary-period debates be held in the next cycle, starting no earlier than September 2015 and ending by March 2016, so that candidates would have sufficient time to prepare for the national convention. It would then begin no later than July, thereby lengthening the general election period that in 2012 did not start until September. Also suggested is a system of regional primaries to cut down on candidate spending and travel.

    All these proposals unrealistically assume a willingness of 2016 presidential candidates and their campaigns to make their own decisions on the dates, times, participation in and ground rules for the debates, and of the television outlets to cooperate without the input they had in 2012.

    In the past, efforts by either major party to impose the loss of convention delegates on violators of party dictates, such as the dates of state primaries, have been brushed aside. Traditionally early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire have always ignored such threats, and they now are routinely kept in the front of the calendar.

    All of which means we can watch our political process deteriorate even further (didn’t think that was possible, did you) by watching the bottom feeder Cruz work his magic.

  • sheknows

    Well, we have years yet to watch the parade go by. I am going to get some peanuts and a drink and come back in another couple of years.

  • zephyr

    My sense is that Cruz is one of those people who is willing to wait for an opportune moment to dart in and exploit peoples anxieties and paranoia. Hey, it worked for Joe McCarthy… for a while. Of course that m.o. is pretty commonplace on the right but there are always new players willing to give it a shot.

  • slamfu

    I hear the DNC has fully endorsed his bid to run, and will additionally be helping out with his primary financing 🙂

  • dduck

    You’re all jealous because the Dems don’t have a dynamic crusader like Cruz. 🙂

  • zephyr

    Well dd, Joe McCarthy was a democrat for about ten minutes. 😉

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