The Houston Chronicle reports that Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) has lined up the support of numerous Tea Party denizens of the Texas Legislature. Red is not sure how that is going to help him in Iowa where a decent showing is surely critical. Cruz is currently staggering around in sixth place in most national polls, but ranges anywhere from third to sixth in Iowa. Still, Red has to admit that even sixth place is an impressive feat for a politician that has NOT ACCOMPLISHED A SINGLE THING in his not quite TWO YEARS in actual elective office. The Canadian-born Cruz talks a good game to his rabid base of right wing loonies, but he has yet to show much broader appeal. Maybe that day will come now that Cruz has lined up the craziest of the inmates of the Texas Legislative Asylum. With Tea Party favorites like Konni Burton, Matt Krause and Doug Miller backing him, Cruz is sure to rocket to the top.
But Cruz can’t match the endorsement chops of Ben Carson. Carson, who looks more and more clueless with each passing minute, has snagged the coveted endorsements of Kid Rock, Roger McGuinn, Richard Petty and Mickey Rourke. If that isn’t a lineup sure to sway the national consensus in Ben’s direction, Red doesn’t know what is.