January 8, 2016
Ted Cruz is now a serious prospect (or threat, depending on your leanings) to win the GOP nomination. Some of us started taking him seriously a few months ago, but few except his biggest fans saw this coming 12-18 months ago.
We should have known better. Cruz represents Texas in the Senate and Texas represents the GOP nationally. This isn’t a particularly new development. The Lone Star State was one of the first of the Old Confederacy to begin electing Republicans.
John Tower won election to the Senate back in 1960, a time when Republicans just weren’t elected statewide below the Mason-Dixon Line. Congressman George Herbert Walker Bush won election from a district in Houston in 1966. Continue reading