Is Ted Cruz the Tom Brady of Politics?

Any Pro football fan can tell you about that one player coming out of college who just got it. However unlikely, he went from college obscurity into the pro ranks to obtain super-stardom.

Every year, the NFL has a combine where the supposed best college players are invited to show their talents to all 32 NFL teams. The teams watch college game film, and interview various players. The recruits are put through various drills to test their “measurable,” and many clubs try their best to gauge which prospect will be that one player they can build their team around.

It’s a big event, full of former players and analysts all trying to pick the winners – touting this player or that – one that has what it takes to make it big in the NFL.

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Yet, the so called experts pick more losers than they do winners. Take Tom Brady, quarterback for my New England Patriots and greatest quarterback of all time.  

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In 2000, it was said, when he came out of the University of Michigan, that he didn’t have the arm strength – couldn’t throw the deep ball. Physically, he was a pitiful specimen. The experts said he had some ability as a pocket passer and might end up on a practice squad. Not one “expert” picked him to amount to anything, with 6 quarterbacks taken before him; yet he obviously proved them all wrong.

I hear the same type of “experts” and pundits already saying the same thing of Ted Cruz. No, not that he can’t throw the deep ball, but that he is “not ready for prime time,” that he just doesn’t have the measurables to be president. This criticism is coming from the left and right.

That gaggle of cackling hens on The View, mockingly brought up that Ted Cruz was born in Canada so he must not be eligible to be president, snickeringly referring to the arguments made of Obama’s birth status.

Then there’s the experience argument that some on the right used against Obama – that Cruz, like Obama has been a Senator for only 2 years so somehow that disqualifies him. Oh, and that he’s stupid.

Yes, the left will try to paint Cruz as a stupid Texan. He embodies everything that is wrong with conservatives. He is a religious, homophobic, anti-abortion, global warming-denying nut and that equals idiocy.

And they will use this “ignorant conservative” argument until the first debate, yet I’ll unconditionally guarantee that no one on the left (or right) wants to debate him. They will never admit it, but in the various war rooms of both the democrats and establishment republicans, they all know he is brilliant and a debate champion. Behind closed doors, they are scared to death of him and therefore must do what they must to take him out before he can take the stage and show them up.

I’ve already heard many on the right ask how Cruz plans to square the whole one term Senator to President thing, and frankly I’m a bit surprised. We who bothered to look into Obama’s background couldn’t have cared less if he spent a day in the Senate, or a Governor’s mansion or wherever. We were only sounding the clarion call of Obama’s shady past, his radical ideology and the people he chose to associate with – all radicals and Marxists. Who cares how long he was or Cruz is in the Senate. Frankly, the longer one is there, the more suspect I become.

Being a great President, in my opinion, doesn’t take experience as much as it does the ability to read and adhere to the instruction manuals provided to him by the founders and past great leaders. Read and understand the Constitution, the Declaration, the Federalist Papers, the books full of originalist documents and various pieces penned by other great leaders and conservative thinkers and you’ll be a great president. Understand your shortcomings and surround yourself with a team of those who excel in what you don’t.

Many experts have already counted Ted Cruz out, like they did Brady. With hard work and a little luck, like maybe a political “tuck rule,” Cruz can prove them all wrong, just as Brady did. 

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