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Cruz Views as Bad as Trumps

Posted April 7th, 2016 at 9:27 am (UTC-5)
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Consider the prospect of a deeply religious Christian evangelical who believes in holy war and surrounds himself with like-minded advisers. That prospect is almost enough to make Trump sound like a reasonable man.

Trump Has No Idea How to Be President

Posted February 16th, 2016 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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If he does become the Republican standard-bearer for the November election, this still leaves a fundamental problem that seems impossible to paper over: Trump is profoundly ignorant about the nature of the American presidency and this does not appear to trouble him.

Ted Cruz Taps Into Disaffected Conservatives’ Anger In a Bold Play That Just Might Work

Posted December 13th, 2015 at 9:59 am (UTC-5)
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At this point, Cruz is the most conservative major candidate in the race — more conservative, certainly, than the ideologically squishy Trump.

Trump’s No Bully, He’s Cry Baby

Posted August 10th, 2015 at 8:39 am (UTC-5)
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It’s obvious that Trump had his bubble burst in the debate, but his post-debate temper tantrum now threatens to marginalize him even among staunch conservatives.

Mr. Bush Enters the Race

Posted June 17th, 2015 at 10:56 am (UTC-5)
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As a former two-term governor of Florida whose tenure is generally regarded as successful, Mr. Bush brings to the race an enviable level of experience.

Jeb Enters the Republican Presidential Pack

Posted June 15th, 2015 at 12:11 pm (UTC-5)
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We continue our series on the 2016 presidential candidates with the official entry of presumed Republican front-runner and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. If he wins his party’s nomination and the race to the White House, he would be the third Bush to inhabit the Oval Office. But his surname comes with a price, observers say, pointing to his official logo “Jeb!”