Endorsements may matter less than litmus tests but they do matter a little, and a big mass of them for one candidate versus another might matter a lot. The risk to Cruz in 2016 is that he ends up with no allies in the Senate (except maybe Mike Lee) and and no legislative achievements to point to when people question his experience because no one in the Senate outside of tea partiers much wants to partner with him.
And this right here is why Allahpundit is such a Borg-sucking fuckwit. He thinks that conservatives hunger for somebody deeply integrated into The Process – just as wonks like AP are. Do you think I give one cancerous rat’s testicle whether Ted Cruz has “legislative achievements?”
I loathe the “elect me because I passed a bunch of new laws” crowd, as if that is the only, or even the best, indication of conservative leadership.
John McCain has his greasy, corrupt fingerprints all over mountains of “legislative achievements.” Do you think that inclines me, or any other true conservatives, to vote for him?
Or AP’s secret hearth-throb, Marco “Iscariot” Rubio – he’s trying hard to garner the “achievement” of getting scamnesty passed, no matter who he has to lie to or betray in order to get it done.
I don’t want a legislative achiever. I want a conservative leader who will stand up to the armies of process-oriented statist wonks who have been drowning us in needless tsunamis of tyrannical legislation.
Those people may be Allahpundit’s wet dream, but you know what?
Fuck Allahpundit and the statist RINO shitheels he rode in on.