Monday, March 30, 2015

Jennifer O'Connell ― Left and Right are on attack over a Ted Cruz presidential candidacy

The Black conservative writer reflects on Ted Cruz's recent announcement for president and the sudden backlash against him in both the liberals and conservative media.

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2015—Republican Sen. Ted Cruz formally announced Monday his entry into the 2016 presidential race. While Sen. Cruz’s supporters are cheering and swinging from the rafters, both the left and right side of the aisle are drawing their long knives.
The problems presented by both sides regarding Sen. Cruz’s electability, or lack thereof, are the very things that then-Sen. Barack Obama was lauded for. President Obama is a graduate of Columbia and Harvard and was editor of the Harvard Law Review. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Law School and had a meteoric rise from state senator in 2004 to United States senator two years later.

Sen. Cruz is a graduate of both Princeton and Harvard. He was the longest serving solicitor general of the state of Texas and argued nine times in front of the United States Supreme Court—no small potatoes for any appellate attorney. He was also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and, against all odds, became a United States senator for Texas in 2012.