The support for Warren continues to swell barely below the surface. Don’t discount her running, despite her current obfuscations.
Elizabeth Warren is precisely what Republicans need in a presidential opponent. A face off with Ted Cruz, and any of several other Republicans, would be epic.
A collectivist agenda contrasted with a personal freedom agenda. Cruz is not the only Republican who can draw that contrast, but as of this moment, he is the focal point.
For once, we would have a clear choice.
Really? “Several other Republicans?” Who would those other Republicans be, precisely?
Chris Christie? Jeb Bush? Marco Rubio? Mike Huckabee? Some other Gentry GOP loser?
If that’s the case, the only thing epic about the election will be how many conservatives either vote third party, or don’t vote at all.
Mike Lee? Yeah, I’m there – but I think it’s far more likely he runs on the Cruz ticket as Veep. (Screw geographical and ideological ticket balancing. That America is dead. We demand a choice, not an echo, and we remember how well Reagan’s selection of George H.W. Bush turned out: the establishment of a dynasty that wrecked the Reagan legacy and did more to destroy American conservatism than any other.
Marco “Scamnesty” Rubio? I don’t reward traitors and liars. I won’t vote for him, and I suspect a lot of other liberty minded conservatives will do likewise.
Rand Paul? Maybe. A lot would depend on what he campaigns on. He’s espoused some positions I don’t much like, but they are at least in line with his Libertarian principles, and he hasn’t lied about them.
But the notion that there are a lot of potential Republican candidates out there who espouse a “personal freedom agenda” is pretty much poppycock.