Cruz: Don’t Blame All Senators For Obama’s Lousy Job As President
In light of the common assessment among conservatives that Barack Obama – a one-term senator prior to becoming president – has been an abject failure, some pundits are now suggesting the next commander-in-chief should be someone with executive experience. In a recent question-and-answer session with Republicans in New Hampshire, Cruz responded to one audience member’s concern over this issue.
“Obama is not a disaster because he was a senator,” Cruz explained. “Obama is a disaster because he’s an unmitigated socialist. What he believes is profoundly dangerous; and he’s undermined the Constitution and the role of America in the world.”
Furthermore, the Texas senator insisted that the GOP’s moderate wing is leading the charge for a governor to win the party’s nomination because the governors expected to enter the race line up more closely with their ideology.
When a conservative governor – Ronald Reagan – sought the presidential nomination in 1980, Cruz recalled the Republican establishment backing a more moderate candidate without executive experience.
“So none of those voices said, ‘We need a governor,’” he explained. “They said, ‘You know what? We need a former congressman named George Herbert Walker Bush. Likewise, in 2008, the moderate choice was a senator, John McCain. Go back and look at the TV discussions to find any of these voices going on television saying, ‘We need a governor’ in 2008. Then, the choice of those voices was that candidate, so that argument didn’t get used.” More