The Wall Street Journal editorial board came out swinging against Ted Cruz today, dismissing his presidential run and drawing various parallels between the Texas Republican and President Obama.
They call Cruz and Obama “political solo-artists” who view the Senate as “a stepping-stone to the White House rather than a place to contribute or get something done.”
And while the WSJ, of course, has very little to nitpick about Cruz’s actual policy positions, they have serious problems with his tactics, continuing to blame him for the government shutdown mess.
And then they get to a particularly stinging point:
Mr. Cruz’s hard-edged message against immigration may play in the GOP primaries, as Mr. Romney’s did, but it is a dream come true for Hillary Clinton.
For his part, Cruz today rejected comparisons between his Senate tenure––as a champion of conservative values––and Obama’s––a “backbencher.”
You can read the full WSJ editorial here.
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