Ted Cruz is ahead of the establishment

Senator Ted Cruz
Texas Senator Ted Cruz

A recent poll of Texas Republicans found that Ted Cruz was their favorite in the 2016 Presidential primary, with 27%. He was followed by Jeb Bush with 15%, Rand Paul and Chris Christie with 11%. Paul Ryan with 9%, and Marco Rubio with a measly 6%.

This poll gives me hope for the party, since two of the biggest proponents of limited government, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, finished in the top three. Cruz and Paul would be a dream ticket for conservatives who still care about the Constitution. Of course, the establishment will likely coalesce around a candidate who is conservative-lite. My best guesses would be Jeb Bush or Chris Christie.

America needs a President who is a transformative figure. Both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have that potential.