National Review is the standard bearer for conservative publications. A photo of Ted Cruz graces the cover of that magazine on the newsstand now.
In case you have been in a cave, Ted Cruz is running for the seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate. She is retiring. He is a favorite of GOP grassroots activists and Tea Party folks alike.
He is the fresh face we have been waiting for. New blood. A passion for conservative politics. Renewed enthusiasm is surfacing from the cynical. It's all good.
Two years ago, another candidate very similar to Ted — Senator Marco Rubio from Florida — was featured on the cover of National Review as well. Rubio was running against an incumbent statewide Governor with a huge fundraising advantage, and the NR cover story marked a pivotal turning point in the race. It caused conservatives across the state and nationwide to unify behind Rubio, and Rubio beat Charlie Crist by over 20 points.
Today our nation is all the better with freshman Senator Marco Rubio.
Can it happen again?
Yes it can. This is a battle, though. Incumbent Lt. Governor Dewhurst is a wealthy man and an experienced politician. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert is also a tough challenger. National Review chose neither of these two gentlemen to spotlight as a great hope for the Republican party.
Recently, respected conservative writer and pundit George Will said of candidate Cruz - "it doesn't get any better".
Endorsements continue to roll in for Ted Cruz as a candidate for U.S. Senate, representing the great state of Texas. These two bear a whole lot of conservative weight.