Given that reality, it will be interesting to see how far America lets a creep like this guy go. Will Ted Cruz, the guy about whom everyone has something bad to report, get into the big time?
In the US Senate, the Tea Party Republican from Texas has continued to seek out a spot at center stage. His enemies — and he has many, including some in his own party — characterize him as power-hungry, self-righteous, driven by single-minded political piety. He even mounted what detractors called a groundless witch hunt, against the presidential nominee for secretary of defense.
None of which, to his former Harvard Law classmates, is surprising.
Interviews with more than two dozen alumnae and professors fill in a portrait of Cruz, in Cambridge two decades ago, that would be fully recognizable to those who know him now in Washington. He made a lasting impression as someone both arrogant and pretentious, as well as someone unwilling to yield or compromise. ...BostonGlobe
Oh, and he smelled bad.
As an undergrad at Princeton, he was smelly, inconsiderate, and mildly creepy, at least according to his freshman year roommate. …DailyIntel
Ah, but what one needs to become an effective president is a strong streak of narcissism. Sounds like Cruz was made for the job.