National Review: Ted Cruz for President
April 5, 2016
National Review has endorsed Ted Cruz in the Republican primaries. Excerpt:
He forthrightly defends religious liberty, the right to life of unborn children, and the role of marriage in connecting children to their parents — causes that reduce too many other Republicans to mumbling.
That forthrightness is worth emphasizing. Conservatism should not be merely combative; but especially in our political culture, it must be willing to be controversial. . . . Conservatives need not worry that Cruz will be tripped up by an interview question, or answer it with mindless conventional wisdom when a better answer is available.
Not only is Cruz the best able to articulate conservative principles (and reframe the debate in their favor); remember also that Cruz was pro-wall back when Trump was a liberal Democrat, and talked like it. Cruz is the consistent conservative; Trump was a liberal Democrat until the day before yesterday.