Think back to 2010 and Delaware’s Christine “I’m Not a Witch”O’Donnell and Nevada’s Sharron “Some [Latinos] Look More Asian to Me” Angle. And then, who can forget 2012’s stars: Richard Mourdock, who explained that rape pregnancies are gifts from God, and Todd Akin, who explored the nuances of “legitimate rape.”...
Cruz comes off as smarter than all of the above combined. There’s a reason so many outside the Beltway admire him. To those who feel jilted by the system and insulted by critics, he is a vision of palm trees, dates and fountains. He articulates what they think and feel and, as a bonus, he’s got that Latino thing.
But Cruz is a mirage, an idea conjured in a fantasy that can’t be realized in reality....Pretty harsh.
To the most important point, the crux of Cruz: The only person who loves Ted Cruz more than Ted Cruz is Barack Obama. It is the White House and Democrats, not Republicans, who have advanced the idea that Cruz is the face of the GOP. Remember when the White House insisted that Rush Limbaugh was the leader of the GOP? These narratives are useful to Democrats because they loonify the GOP, driving voters away from their fiery rhetoric just as intense heat repels any sensible mammal.
The Washington Post — Opinion
The crux of Ted Cruz
Kathleen Parker | Opinion Writer