Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ted Cruz”

Cruz, Obama, and American “Leadership”

Hawkish critics have consistently misrepresented what Obama says and does to portray him and his foreign policy as almost the opposite of what they are.

Posted November 17th, 2015

2016 and the “Deep” Republican Bench

The failed and discredited leaders of the GOP are being judged, and Trump and Carson are their punishment.

Posted November 17th, 2015

The Fourth Republican Debate

This was Paul’s best debate by far.

Posted November 11th, 2015

Previewing the Fourth Set of Republican Debates

Having fewer candidates on stage can only improve things.

Posted November 10th, 2015

Who’s the Most Hawkish 2016 Candidate?

Trump’s combativeness causes Republican voters to see him as the most hawkish candidate.

Posted October 26th, 2015

Cruz’s Half-a-Loaf Syria Policy

Cruz is prepared to endorse continued entanglement in a foreign conflict without risking a much larger intervention.

Posted October 12th, 2015

The Debates and Republican Foreign Policy

The terrible state of Republican foreign policy was on full display last night.

Posted September 17th, 2015

Cruz’s Pattern of Destructive Self-Promotion

Cruz excels in hijacking causes to raise his own profile.

Posted September 16th, 2015

Previewing the Second Set of Republican Debates

Will moderator Hugh Hewitt’s hawkish instincts lead to more boilerplate rhetoric on foreign policy?

Posted September 16th, 2015

Cruz’s Risible Cuba Demagoguery

Cruz’s pretense that he “stands” with the people of Cuba by opposing normalization is risible.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

Cruz’s Foreign Policy Opportunism

Cruz plays the demagogue no matter which position he happens to take at any given moment.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Cruz’s Nuclear Deal Demagoguery

War with Iran would be likely to happen following the conclusion of a deal only if a future administration chose to start one.

Posted May 6th, 2015

Ted Cruz, Factional Candidate

If the goal is to win the nomination, appealing to one faction to the exclusion of everyone else isn’t going to succeed.

Posted April 6th, 2015

Cruz Is Going Nowhere Fast

What’s the point of a Cruz candidacy?

Posted March 26th, 2015

No, Cruz Doesn’t Really Have a “Shot” at the Nomination

Cruz is the least likely to be able to appeal to primary voters that don’t already agree with him.

Posted March 25th, 2015

Cruz’s Unimaginative Announcement Speech

If the goal was to persuade skeptical conservatives that he could be a plausible nominee, it didn’t work very well.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

Ted Cruz’s Latest Stunt: A Presidential Campaign

Cruz’s campaign makes it more likely that a relative moderate will come away with the win.

Posted March 23rd, 2015