one difference though.
Last time, each of Bachman, Cain, Perry, Santorum and a few others I have forgotten, were reasonably conservative, but in terms of intellect, energy, character, etc., they were all basically the same, and basically (let’s fact it...) second rate.
A bunch of B and B- conservatives playing musical chairs is not the same as having Cruz walk out onto one of those stages.
He is so far above anyone (except Lee..) on the scene, it’s really a different story. Now I admit if Paul also ran, that would be a little sticky. But honestly, I think Cruz would politely dispense with Paul, as well. But he would be the biggest challenge in terms of splitting the conservatives and letting christy get in there.
Your point is extremely well taken, but I think we have good reasons to believe that 2016 will be different than the past......
” I think we have good reasons to believe that 2016 will be different than the past......”
Not if the Republicans are still playing by the old boy rules...it will not work. They’ll throw in a full deck and waste alot of time just getting it down to two.
This time they have to be careful not to soak up so much time with a fist of candidates...keep it simple.
Actually it would be splitting the conservatives and letting mclame/christy win the nomination.