Ted Cruz has been called many things, and now the word electable is among them.
Republican Senator John McCain dubbed Cruz a “whacko bird,” according to Breitbart. Other Republicans believe Cruz operates on the outside edge of the GOP, is a Tea Party Republican if not an extremist in Republican ranks. Crus suffers the indignity of snarky remarks about the way he looks and talks.
A Quinnipiac Poll puts substance to the electable claim. Cruz garnered 23 percent, a close second behind Donald trump at 25 percent. This compares to the results of a mere month ago showing showing Carson at 28 percent, Trump 20 percent, and Cruz at 10 percent. Such a rising trajectory in such a short time indicates “electable” and “winner” as terms that describe Cruz.
Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said “last month, we said it was Dr. Ben Carson’s turn in the spotlight. Today, the spotlight turns to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The Iowa Republican Caucus has become a two-tiered contest: Businessman Donald Trump and neurosurgeon Ben Carson lead on the outsider track, and Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio lead among party insiders.”
The poll reports that Cruz leads all other candidates on foreign policy. With the Paris bombings as another show of ISIS terrorism on the rise in the midst of Obama’s declaration of climate change as the world’s greatest threat, foreign policy is the nation’s weakness right now, a critical focus of Ted Cruz’s strength. That Obama elects to conduct a worldwide conference on a non-issue at the site of a heinous act of terrorism is a delusion the world has noted.
Cruz is on record as saying that facts do not support global warming. Indeed, NOAA showed some shenanigans in “adjusting” past temperature data. Joseph D’Aleo and Anthony Watts exposed the policy driven deception. Lamar Smith further illuminated NOAA’s climate change fiction showing how the government agency manipulated or ignored data not supporting the administration’s climate change narrative.
Cruz not only spots a lie when he sees one, but also speaks up about it, turning up the contrast between himself and other Republican hopefuls kowtowing to the caca of climate models predicting a false climate story. That story supports policy that denies the world of benefits the CO2 molecule provides, enhancing agriculture, the production of food around the world, and access to abundant hydrocarbon energy resources.
Cruz’s electability has the potential to not only save the nation but also enable the foreign policy to save nations beyond our borders.