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Sun Nov 22, 2015, 06:26 PM

Miami Herald: "Six reasons Ted Cruz is in trouble"

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1. The entire GOP is in agreement on stopping or halting the Syrian refugee program. ... Cruz is pouring gasoline on the issue, but it is not an issue on which he can distinguish himself from the field.

2. His national-security record is highly problematic. ... For many of those who care deeply about the existential threat to the West, he seems bizarrely off-base.

3. Donald Trump has a better “strong man” persona. ... The “Trump isn’t fading” problem is a bigger concern for Cruz than for the “establishment,” which is certain to rally around the final non-Trump candidate.

4. Rubio has the ability to put Cruz on defense. ... Rubio ... is a much more formidable opponent for Cruz than Jeb Bush would have been.

5. Cruz has minuscule support outside the tea party. ... His refusal to expand his appeal relegates him to one quadrant of the party, one in which he must compete with Trump and Ben Carson.

6. Iowa is becoming a must-win for him. ... Cruz says he has the money and organization to prevail in the so-called SEC primary, but former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani learned the hard way that you cannot lose repeatedly and pin your hopes on later primaries.

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Sun Nov 22, 2015, 06:30 PM

1. Cruz. Carson. Trump. Rubio - etc. kind of like trying to decide which pile of

dog shit is least offensive to step in.

It seems inconceivable that any of "our candidates" could even come close to losing to any of "theirs".

Then again, we do live in odd times....



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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 07:18 PM

2. All the Republican candidates are awful, but Cruz might be the worst:

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:00 PM

3. Please let these be his six smallest problems. nt

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