The Fair and Relevant Question
With Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) beginning his run for the Presidency today, I should make public the question I’ve suggested to reporters in private.
Senator Cruz is for certain going to be joined by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who will announce in a few weeks.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who I think is underrated in his bid for the Presidency even though Jeb Bush is intent on locking up Florida, will also most likely declare his candidacy.
All three of these men would make excellent Presidents. I know them personally. I backed them when they were at single digits in the polls. I pray for them regularly. I like them all.
Still, I think they have to answer a question those who come from Governor’s Mansions will not. That question is this:
For six years, Republicans have said the nation made a mistake electing a one term Senator the President of the United States. Why should you, a one term Senator, be the GOP’s nominee?
Given Republican rhetoric against President Obama for six years, it is fair and relevant. I look forward to their answers.