Happy to conclude the exchange here, but I can’t let that accusation of being patronizing slide - it is in no way patronizing to genuinely hope for the best in the future for a younger conservative whose first try at elective office happens to be for a U.S. Senate seat.
It is also just wrong to exclude Dewhurst and Perry from your circle of acceptable conservatives.
Yes, the tent can get so big it includes non-conservatives, and that is too big a tent, but neither can we have a tent so small even Field Marshal Rommel could not get in!
Oh, of course, not patronizing at all... wishing Cruz all the best, 25 years hence when he has morphed into a good RINO like Dewhurst, gotcha.
I chuckle at your description of Dewhurst and Perry as either “acceptable,” let alone “Conservative.” If La Raza Rick wants to demonstrate some Conservative ideals, he can do something very simple... resign as Governor. The fact that anyone is allowed to serve longer than 8 years straight as Governor is repugnant. Perry managed to spoil before he got to 2 years in, and we’re a decade past that point. A state like Texas having Rovian RINOs in the lead is just ludicrous. They deserve a helluva lot better.
Yes, the tent right now consists of letting the clowns of the left set the agenda while Conservatives are told to sit down, shut up, and take whatever they offer us. To that I say, screw that. Now, as for the “Rommel” reference, I hope that comment didn’t mean what I think you were attempting to slyly infer. After all, since I oppose leftism and totalitarianism being proliferated by the GOP establishment and their Democrat allies, Rommel would have a lot more in common with them than with those committed to a return to freedom and Constitutional values.