Both have been dismal performers to date. Cruz is a real smart guy with Glen Beck in his camp. Ted, however, has not once shifted into “Cruiser zone” and has uttered some ghastly and idiotic pronouncements on foreign policy. Cruz appears not to recognize that American military adventurism from Korea to Syria has yielded America nothing but death and ruination for American families. To say to the contrary is revisionist history. And Cruz’s budget for our military (on his Website) indicates a total lack of realism and restraint. Ted’s foreign policy rating is a low F.
Rubio, for his part, comes across as a schoolyard youngster who regularly gets undressed by Mr. Trump and has not a clue how to fight back. Like Cruz, Rubio is a McCain/Graham/Kristol-neocon lap dog with zero historical foreign policy perspective and even less understanding of the principles of realism and restraint authored by Brent Scowcroft and chronicled for Americans daily at The American Conservative.com, in regular position papers by my Cato Institute friend Chris Preble, and by richardcyoung.com’s new contributor and former Cato Institute scholar Justin Logan, as well by the irrepressible duo of Pat Buchanan and former CIA bin Laden unit chief Michael Scheuer.
I don’t like the odds for either Cruz or Rubio, but look forward to offering some words of encouragement should any be deserved following tonight’s debate.
Donald Trump, for his part, simply needs to hold the line, palms extended with his patented “duck lips” and ask Ted and Marco just how Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Iraq war, Libya and Syria have worked out for America.