Sunday, December 06, 2015

Ted Cruz: Great Candidate or Greatest Candidate?

In the early 2000s, now Presidential candidate Ted Cruz worked at my agency. In fact, he worked down the hall from me, literally four offices away. I don't remember a single thing about that or even remember seeing him; that's how much of an impression he made on me. But then, I really didn't work with him.

Those who do work with him, definitely remember him.

He’s clearly brilliant — maybe smarter than any of the others. He’s a whirlwind of energy. And man oh man can he give a presentation. On any subject, he’s informed, inflamed, precise.
But then you talk with people who’ve worked with him at various stages of his career.
They dislike him.
No, scratch that.
They loathe him.
And then there's this:
Anyone but Cruz: That’s the leitmotif of his life, stretching back to college at Princeton. His freshman roommate, Craig Mazin, told Patricia Murphy of The Daily Beast: “I would rather have anybody else be the president of the United States. Anyone. I would rather pick somebody from the phone book.”

His COLLEGE ROOMMATE says he would rather pick somebody out of the phone book to be President than Ted Cruz.

Read the whole thing here.  It's astonishing (but not really surprising).

1 comment:

SJHoneywell said...

None of this is surprising, and it would have been equally unsurprising had the article been about Trump.

Beyond the terrible policies, beyond the awful ideas, beyond the grandstanding and self-aggrandizement, there's something very very wrong about Ted Cruz. Put him in a small local government position, and he'd still smell of brimstone.