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  •  Gotta keep an eye on Cruz from Texas... (2+ / 0-)
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    offgrid, Aunt Pat

    Not saying it's a sure thing but watch Ted Cruz. He's charismatic in a down home, preachy kind of way and (as evidenced by his performance at Hagel's confirmation hearing the other day) Cruz espouses just enough of teh tea party CrAzY'ness to make him palatable to the rank & file wingnuts, serving as an alternative to the GOP establishment.

    Cruz has the potential to be the right's version of a Howard Dean-type candidate that could end up rallying the reactionaries just in time for 2016.

    Remember, Dean was only a scream away from the nomination in 2004 due to progressives having had enough of the Democratic establishment at the time.

    With all the current disarray and absence of leaderhsip going on in the GOP right now, the same thing could very easily happen on the right with Cruz -- minus the scream -- especially if the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson take a shine to him.

    Just sayin'

    "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:56:02 PM PST

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