April 7, 2016
Since time began, humans have fallen for the pipe dream that one can get rich quickly. Oh, it happens but real wealth usually takes several generations. Even Trump who accumulated so much in his lifetime, had the advantage that few people enjoy. He had help with money and building experience from home.
Ted Cruz’s career has been equally successful especially considering the fact that he received little financial help from home and he has a father with no political experience or contacts. Cruz, with those disadvantages, received a Harvard education and rose to the position of a US Senator. Not bad!
Our current President has a similar track record but in addition to reaching the heights of being a US Senator, he went on after only one term to be President of the United States. Obama was a political phenomenon that may never be duplicated. Ted Cruz, in 2016, is attempting something nearly impossible.
Cruz at 45 years of age is 24 years younger than his primary opponent Donald Trump. Between them, they command approximately 75 % of Republican votes without even considering the draw that Trump has with working class Democrats. A joint effort should be considered to secure the nomination.
Based on age and world experience, Trump should lead the ticket. They could easily defeat Hillary or Bernie or whoever the Democrat Party might throw at them. With Trump’s appeal to the Tea Party and Reagan Democrats and Cruz’s appeal to the strict Conservative side, how could they possibly lose?
Assuming they would have a successful run of 8 years with Trump in the Oval Office, Cruz at 53 years old, would be in an ideal position to assume the Presidency for another 8 years. At the ripe old age of 61, Ted Cruz would be ready to retire from politics, build his library and do whatever ex-Presidents do.
But that scenario is difficult to see for a young man in a hurry. Many of my generation who spend most of our time looking back, understand this best.
Like great wealth, success in any line of work takes time. The Obamas
of this world are a fluke and the results of his tenure is validation of that fact.
The combined force of Cruz and Trump would undercut any effort the Establishment has of replacing both with a Rino . The candidates and their supporters would have to swallow hard in order for this to happen but they should know that it is best for both candidates, the Party and the Country.
William E Ryan