Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ted Cruz”

What To Expect in New Hampshire

“Establishment” fratricide will continue, and Trump and Cruz stand to benefit.

Posted February 8th, 2016

The “Establishment” Candidates and Rubio’s Trust Deficit

His rivals see him as untrustworthy, and so they are understandably unwilling to entrust the fortunes of the party to him.

Posted February 8th, 2016

The Awful State of Republican Foreign Policy Debate

The candidates seemed to be unanimously in favor of every bad idea mentioned.

Posted February 8th, 2016

Rubio’s Accomplishments in the Senate

Santorum couldn’t come up with anything because there aren’t any accomplishments to be named.

Posted February 4th, 2016

Santorum Endorses Rubio

Santorum is confident that Rubio is just as ideological and dangerous on foreign policy as he is.

Posted February 4th, 2016

Paul Drops Out

It matters more now for the causes Paul cares about that he be re-elected to the Senate.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

How Cruz Won

Cruz did very well in a caucus state that was very well-suited to a candidate with his background and profile.

Posted February 2nd, 2016

The Woes of the GOP “Establishment”

The time for consolidating the “establishment” vote was weeks or months ago, not weeks or months from now.

Posted February 2nd, 2016

Iowa Results

Cruz’s victory sets up the Trump-Cruz race that Republican elites don’t want.

Posted February 2nd, 2016

The RNC Shoots Itself in the Foot (Again)

The rules for awarding delegates are rigged to favor Trump and Cruz.

Posted February 1st, 2016

Trump Leads in Iowa

Trump probably has enough of an edge to hold off Cruz.

Posted February 1st, 2016

Rubio’s Bad “Gamble”

Like a mediocre team on the cusp of getting into a wild card game, the Rubio campaign is not in control of its own destiny.

Posted February 1st, 2016

The Seventh Republican Debate

Rubio had his worst debate last night when he could least afford it.

Posted January 29th, 2016

Previewing the Seventh Republican Debate

Bush, Kasich, and Christie will be hoping to trip up Rubio and weaken him ahead of New Hampshire.

Posted January 28th, 2016

A Trump-Cruz Race Forces Republican Elites to Choose Sides

Now Republican elites are being forced to choose between someone they don’t trust and someone they positively hate.

Posted January 26th, 2016

The 2016 Election and the Failures of the “Governing Wing”

Rebuking the failed leaders of both parties might be the most sane thing American voters have done in a while.

Posted January 26th, 2016

The Rubio Fantasy

The Rubio fantasy is probably appealing to some Republicans because it means that the GOP and the country are not all that different from the way they were in the 2000s.

Posted January 25th, 2016