Mika Brzezinski:OK, I got just one thing to say – it’s just my instinct in a couple of meetings with him: I wouldn’t underestimate him. … I wouldn’t underestimate him. I think this guy is really, really smart. I don’t agree with a thing he says.
Donny Deutsch: And you think he has a chance to be a serious contender? That’s a – I’m not saying he’s not smart. He’s a U.S. Senator.
Mika Brzezinski: I wouldn’t underestimate from him having a big impact in this election and not being the 9-9-9. I’m just saying. That’s my instinct. We’ll see.
At the start of the Young American for Freedom event Friday night in Nashua NH something took place that reminded me of the days when I was the same age as many the young people in attendance. It was the screening of this short video on the media & Ronald Reagan.
The film was a stroll down memory lane as I watched again saw a young Joe Biden, a young Chuck Schumer and members of the media, many still alive, attacking Ronald Reagan as a fool , a dunce , an uncaring and unfeeling warmongering ogre who would destroy the country at best and the world at worst and recalled my own history professor at what was then Fitchburg State College saying how much Ronald Reagan scared him..
I laughed inside as those media and political giants insulting Ronald Reagan in the public forums that they had exclusive control of at the time never suspecting they would fail utterly to harm his popularity but decades later they would be using Reaganesque as a positive adjective for people like Barack Obama.
What was most interesting about that film was how familiar the words sounded to anyone who has been following the media reaction to Ted Cruz and, Andrew Kaufman the director of the Reagan Ranch pointed out the parallels as he introduced the Senator. While the left’s critique is an excellent parallel between Senator Cruz and President Reagan the real parallel between the pair can be best described in the words used by Abraham Lincoln to describe US Grant:
“I can’t spare this man, he fights!”
Ronald Reagan fearlessly fought for the principles of conservatism he did so without anger, without yielding and with a smile.
That more than anything else is the perfect description of what Ted Cruz means to conservatism.
Since his first moment in the congress Ted Cruz has fought.