Posts tagged 2020 elections
Ted Cruz’s Incompetence Will Cost The Texas GOP Dearly

The speed with which the Beto Bubble burst is an indictment of the Ted Cruz re-election campaign. Beto is an empty suit. He was always an empty suit and Cruz should have been able to dispense with him in short order. Instead, Cruz spent most of the campaign AWOL while Beto was covering the state of Texas with iconic campaign signs. When Ted finally showed up it was with the lame slogan “Tough As Texas” and no clear message as to why he deserved re-election. During a telephone conference call with Republican voters I attended, Cruz was asked to list his accomplishments while in office. He responded by mentioning that he passed legislation awarding the Purple Heart to the victims of the Fort Hood terrorist attack and obtained federal disaster aid for areas ravaged by hurricane Harvey. The Great Tea Party Hope of Texas had nothing to show as far as rolling back Obamacare, tackling illegal immigration or reining in the federal government.

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If The Polls Are Accurate, Trump Is In Deep Trouble

When women came forward alleging that Joe Biden touched them inappropriately, I was among those who declared his candidacy dead before taking off.  My colleague, David Smith,  took the opposite view. He declared that Democrats couldn’t care less about the allegations and confidently predicted that Biden would join the presidential race. I was wrong and he was right. Within a few weeks, the allegations disappeared from the headlines just as suddenly as they first appeared. Biden entered the presidential race and he has been enjoying growing support, if the polls are to be believed.

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MAGA after Trump

Therefore, it has come to the point that activists in the MAGA movement must move beyond “the man,” establish the campaign for his successor, identify that individual, take over the movement and move the ball (“agenda”) down the field. While I remain hopeful the president is capable of growing into the role for the benefit of the agenda, his continuing behavior has become a distraction to the same.  He should not run for re-election and the movement must stand up and select his successor and move forward, grateful for, but without the man.

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