Skip to comments.George Will: In Ted Cruz, a candidate as good as it gets
Posted on 06/16/2011 9:09:24 AM PDT by EveningStar
For a conservative Texan seeking national office, it could hardly get better than this: In a recent 48-hour span, Ted Cruz, a candidate for next years Republican Senate nomination for the seat being vacated by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, was endorsed by the Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks PAC, talk-radio host Mark Levin and Erick Erickson of RedState.com. And Cruzs most conservative potential rival for the nomination decided to seek a House seat instead.
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He was quite impressive.
I value George Will’s opinion about as much as E.J. Dionne’s.
I really like most of what Will says and I'm a staunch conservative. What am I missing?
“I value George Wills opinion about as much as E.J. Dionnes”
This Texan is campaigning for Michael Williams.
Yep, Cruz (Hispanic) for Senate and Williams (Black) for the house!!! Aces!!!
“I really like most of what Will says and I’m a staunch conservative. What am I missing?”
George Will is a Beltway Insider and “House Republican” for the liberal media.
You don't have FReeperus Ignoramusis.
Who is George Will referring to when he says Cruz’ most conservative rival will seek a house seat instead? It’s comments like that which destroy Will’s credibility, since Michael Williams is still very much in the hunt.
Litmus test #1: Absolutely no mention of “addressing the needs of Hispanic-Americans”, or ANY other hyphenations.
... I will say, however, that Club for Growth’s endorsement means much more.
As a conservative, Geroge Will is a Tory.
Are you aware that Williams has decided not to run for Senate, but rather for the new House seat in Tarrant County?
Interesting how out-of-staters are chiming in on a Texas senate race.
Like the out-of-staters who drink Perry’s koolaide.
Cruz is a good guy; Perry is not. No telling yet who wins my votes next year. There is no perfect candidate.
According to Will, Palin”s not up to taking the nuclear keys. Where’s that A-hole been? Obama has done the free world so wrong with those nuclear “keyes” that we will probably never recover and he’s putting down Palin???
George Will is a perfect illustration of that great British expression “too clever by half.”
This Texan is campaigning for Michael Williams.”
It is my understand that Michael Williams is not going to run for the Senate but will instead run for one of the new House seats where he will likely be much more successful. If he is successful then maybe he can run against Cornyn.
I believe Michael Williams has declared he is going for the house.
I know Jim DeMint was excited about the idea of Michael Williams going to the senate, and he had talked to Perry about appointing him when Hutchinson stated she would resign (she never did obviously, and she turned out to be a BS Liar).
Since Williams is going for the house, that leaves Ted Cruz, I know Robert Paul (Ron Pauls son) had expressed interest, but recently stated he was leaning against it. Personally, I think Robert Paul is going to make a run for governor.
Oh, didn't you hear?
It's like this. If a conservative pundit says something you disagree with, you must: a) call him a RINO (repeatedly) and b) flame him every time one of his articles is posted. [See Krauthammer, Charles]
“This Texan is campaigning for Michael Williams.”
This article has nothing to do with Saint Sarah.
And George Will frequently criticizes Obama.
Q. I really like most of what Will says and Im a staunch conservative. What am I missing?
A.George Will is a Beltway Insider and House Republican for the liberal media.
You’re missing the cogency of the ad hominem argument. Besides, Will’s command of facts and penchant for basing his arguments on them, wherever that might lead, will always put off those who prefer doctrinaire conclusions.
I hadn’t heard for certain that Williams decided to run for a house seat rather than the senate.
If Cruz gets the GOP nod, he’s got my vote.
No, but it is a Will article and that was the last straw for me.
“that great British expression too clever by half.
The Brits call it Chalaque ( Smart Alec ), and that was Obama’s code name given him by Scotland Yard when he was over in Ireland recently.
Too clever by half or too smart for your own good - would define Obama provided you think he has any smarts to begin with.
I might consider Will’s opinion on pitchers and shortstops. All else...not so much.
George Will (or another) doesn’t agree 100% with me - therefore he’s a RINO, elitist, Beltway Insider, Establishment Republican, liberal ...
Thanks for clearing things up.
Ted Cruz seems to have a lot of promise. If Michael Williams drops out of the Senate race and Dan Patrick decides not to run, conservatives have their man.
It’s like this. If a conservative pundit says something you disagree with, you must: a) call him a RINO (repeatedly) and b) flame him every time one of his articles is posted. [See Krauthammer, Charles]
I agree. Although I don’t always agree with Will, I don’t feel compelled to be like liberals and call people names on the few times I don’t agree. That’s how we got Obama. The liberals didn’t agree with Hillary on one item-she voted for the Iraq War, so she was toast to the hardcore left.
I find Will and Krauthamer to be the most intelligent of conservative commentators and both offer consistent and compelling critiques of Obama. I don’t know of anyone I agree with 100%, do you?
Of course, not. That's why I get so annoyed at the knee-jerk reactions to Will and Krauthammer. Some people here are limiting their reading to Townhall.com and WND just to prevent themselves from having to read an opinion that they may not like.
It's not a good sign for conservatism.