March 23, 2015

AS IF WE NEED FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT LEGISLATORS AREN'T LEADERS:

The Cruz Candidacy : Ideology aside, the Republican is similar in many ways to Obama. (WSJ, March 23, 2015)

Can a smart, articulate, 40-something first term Senator trained in constitutional law, who disdains his colleagues and lacks executive experience, make the leap to the White House? President Obama proved it was possible in 2008, and now Ted Cruz will try to show that a Republican can do it too after announcing his campaign for the White House on Monday. [...]

They became lawyers but mainly as a launching pad to politics. The President was a state senator, Mr. Cruz the Texas solicitor general. Mr. Cruz is a better debater, and Mr. Obama a better speech-maker, but both are better talkers than listeners. Above all, they are political solo-artists in an age that rewards entrepreneurial candidates. They saw the Senate as a stepping-stone to the White House rather than a place to contribute or get something done.

Posted by at March 23, 2015 9:22 PM
  

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