Where Now, Ted?

Back when things first started going in the primaries, I was a fan of Cruz. I even thought he put up a good fight for much of the race. However, the convention speech really turned me off. I thought Trump was very magnanimous in allowing rivals stage time. IIRC Romney was nowhere near that forgiving (think Ron Paul).

So where is Ted now?  Does he have a political future or has he burned all his bridges?  What do people think of him as a Supreme Court Justice?

In all the hoopala about Trump, I’m curious if Cruz is still a name to be reckoned with – in any capacity.

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22 Responses to Where Now, Ted?

  1. Mike LaRocheMike LaRoche says:

    Ted Cruz for Secretary of State. That’ll piss the left off.

  2. AdministratorAdministrator says:

    Ted Cruz for Senator from Texas.

  3. DevereauxDevereaux says:

    I think he stays senator from Texas. But I would love to see the fight if he were put up at a Supreme. He is clearly a constitutionalist and that’s what we need. AND he’s young – so he would be there for a LONG time!

  4. DevereauxDevereaux says:

    And just picture how apoplectic Schumer would be with that pick!

  5. EThompsonEThompson says:

    I think he has the intellectual ability to serve on the Supreme Court and because of his unpopularity with many of his colleagues in the Senate, I’d bet they confirm his appt just to get rid of him. I mean no disrespect here (MLR!) but the facts is the facts and his mind is far too impressive to waste fighting in the legislative branch.

  6. EThompsonEThompson says:

    P.S. Who are you Devereaux and why do I consistently agree with all of your commentary? I never agree with anybody save MLR and Simon, but you have certainly piqued my interest.

    Pls carry on!

    • NandaNanda says:

      Liz, Dev and ST were my readiness partners during my prep for Honorary Marine status…He’s one of the good guys!

    • DevereauxDevereaux says:

      Just an old jarhead, Liz. I believe in mother, apple pie (and my wife makes the best apple crisp this side of Singapore), the American flag, the pledge of allegiance- and A-10 Warthogs. Guess my politics is mostly libertarian and becoming more so each day. The more I look at arguments against freedom the more I find them wanting.

  7. SeawriterSeawriter says:

    If he is offered a seat on the Supreme Court, Cruz will take it. If he is not, he will continue as a Texas senator. If he runs again in 2018 he will be re-elected.

    Seawriter

  8. JJJJ says:

    My vote is SCOTUS.

  9. BrentB67BrentB67 says:

    Ted Cruz proved he is every bit as tactically inept as he is grounded in conservatism.

    What is his future?

    Hard to imagine him having a hard time time getting re-elected in 2018.

    No idea if he takes a position in a Trump admin. Cruz’s data and GOTV operation was the tiffany standard this past cycle. Trump inherited it and it helped immensely.

  10. EThompsonEThompson says:

    @ Brent67:

    Ted Cruz has a mind we should not let go to waste. I always vote for the private sector candidate (perhaps his wife Heidi?) but this young Senator should be nominated for a Supreme Court Justice position.

    He’s an Originalist and that is the key issue avec moi.

    • BrentB67BrentB67 says:

      I don’t think he will go to waste, but he made a lot of poor decisions and executed them with poor timing.

      His conservative bonafides are in tact, but his politico awareness and decision making is lacking.

    • BrentB67BrentB67 says:

      I don’t think he will go to waste, but he made a lot of poor decisions and executed them with poor timing.

      His conservative bonafides are in tact, but his politico awareness and decision making is lacking.

  11. TKC1101TKC1101 says:

    Hi Brent. LTNS

    Ted is smart as hell and has some blind spots the size of Texas. He could be perfect for SCOTUS as a strict constitutionalist. In the realm of serious no rules political give and take he needs some growth.

    In my late thirties I was found by a mentor whom I thought was batcrap crazy, too touchy feely for serious work. For five years he drove me crazy. I finally realized what he was trying to teach me, and the next five years were ones of great growth and opportunity.

    Ted needs such a mentor he despises. He is so smart he can learn from defeat and understand what about himself he must break and re-forge. It is easier with help.

  12. BrentB67BrentB67 says:

    Good idea TKC. I am not sure it would work and not sure he is configured for such.

  13. BrentB67BrentB67 says:

    Thank you iDad. Happy Thanksgiving.

    I am hit and run at best, but appreciate and respect the folks here.

  14. DevereauxDevereaux says:

    Good to see you again, Brent. Always loved your commentary – and the fact you were actually involved in the political process as a citizen. Not nearly enough people take that kind of time – me included. Wish sometimes I did. But living in the Soviet State of Illinois makes it hard to get interested in local politics.

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