As we’ve said before at RedState, Ted Cruz brought the house down at the RedState gathering in Atlanta. His story and his success as Texas Solicitor General are gripping. He knows exactly what he stands for, and he is as complete a conservative as you could ask for. At the moment he is the only declared Republican in the race.
Even though the election is 14 months away, this is a new era in electoral politics, and the race is on. A couple of weeks ago the Tyler Morning Telegraph (Tyler, TX) weighed in with an editorial called Candidate Cruz May Pique Voter Interest (which I think is a huge understatement).
They noted his impressive track record….
He has an impressive resume – educated at Harvard and Princeton, before becoming the state’s first Hispanic solicitor general and the youngest solicitor general in the nation. In that role, he successfully defending the constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument, winning in a 5-4 landmark decision before the U.S. Supreme Court; authoring a Supreme Court brief for all 50 states successfully defending the Pledge of Allegiance; and successfully representing Texas before the Supreme Court in Medellin v. Texas, which held that World Court cannot bind the U.S. justice system and the president cannot order the state courts to obey it.
and continues to say…
But he’s not just smart; he also understands the political process. He knows that being right isn’t enough; the GOP must also be in the majority in order to win elections. And that will take rebuilding coalitions.
Read the whole thing. And watch the coming months as the campaign and the race kicks into full gear.