It appears after watching this segment on this Tuesday's Fox & Friends that Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't want to let Jeb and Mittens suck up all of the oxygen in the room as contenders for the top seat in the GOP 2016 clown car. I just want to know who he thinks he's kidding when he pretends that any of his fellow potential candidates are what you could remotely call "centrists" or the "mushy middle?"
Oh yeah, the viewers at Fox: Cruz 'Seriously Looking' at 2016 Run, Says 'Mushy Middle' Nominee Will Lose:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said this morning he's looking "very seriously" at running for president in 2016, cautioning the Republican Party against nominating another "mushy middle" candidate.
Responding to the news that Mitt Romney could make a third run at the presidency alongside Jeb Bush, Cruz argued that nominating a moderate has not worked.
"Every single time we do that, whether it's Gerald Ford or Bob Dole or John McCain or Mitt Romney, the result over and over again is we lose," said Cruz, referencing Reagan's quote that Republicans need to "paint with bold colors, not pale pastels."
Cruz was asked to react to Rick Santorum - another possible 2016 candidate - calling him and Rand Paul verbal "bomb throwers" with little experience.
He called Santorum a "good man," but said the 2016 race is going to come down to which candidate is "standing up and leading."
"I think Republicans are going to nominate someone who will give bold voice and action to the values that built this country," said Cruz.
Steve Doocy pressed Cruz to stop waiting and officially get into the 2016 race. Cruz said the field will form over the next six months, but refused to commit right now.
"I've been receiving a lot of encouragement and support and I'm looking at it very seriously."
Cruz followed up with the obligatory amount of Obama-bashing required if you're going to appear on Fox and attacking him for not showing up for that photo-op in Paris that the right-wingers along with their enablers in the corporate media have been losing their minds over for the last week.
My question is just how much further to the right does Cruz and his ilk think his party has left to move? It's going to be a long next two years watching this mess unfold.